SAHS Earning a Diploma

Graduation Requirements I Planning for College


 

Graduation Requirements
Refer to the chart below to determine the number of credits required to graduate from Stillwater Area High School. One credit is earned for the successful completion of each course in grades 9-12.

Subject

Required credits (grades 9-12)

English

8

 

Social Studies

8

 

Mathematics

6

*Must include credits in Algebra I (must be completed by the end of 8th grade),

Geometry, Algebra II, and satisfy standards in Statistics and Probability

Science

6

*Must include 2 credits of Biology and a course that meets the Chemistry or Physics standards

Physical Education

1

 

Health

1

 

Fine Arts

2

 

Electives

11

 

Total Credits to Graduate

43 of 48 credits

 
Planning for College
Minimum recommendations for college preparation 
Grades 9 Through 12 - Listed in number of years

What is your goal?

Vocational Technical

Community College

Traditional 4 Year College

Example

Century

Dunwoody

St. Paul

Century

Anoka-Ramsey

Minnesota State Universities

University of Minnesota

University of Wisconsin System

Harvard

Carleton

English – Including composition and literature

4

4

4

4

4

4

Math – Including Algebra, Geometry, and Advanced Algebra

3

3

3

4

3-4

4

Science – Including Biological and Physical Science with Lab experience

2.5

2.5

3

3-4

3-4

4

Social Studies – Including U.S. History and Geography

3

3

3

3-4

3-4

4

World Language   

Desirable

Desirable

2

2 min.

2 min.

3-4

The Arts/World Culture   

.5

.5

1

1

Varies

1


Note: While the chart above is a good guideline, it is recommended that specific college bulletins or websites be consulted for exact admission requirements.
 
Colleges consider the rigor of high school course loads when making admission decisions. Added credit earning opportunities may make a difference in admissions.