To meet state and local requirements for graduation, all students shall have achieved the specified 22 units of credit, taken the required end of course exams, and have a satisfactory record of attendance and conduct.
English: 4 credits
Students must be enrolled in an English course each year.
Math: 4 credits
Including Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and a fourth higher level math course (Students must be enrolled in a mathematics course each year.)
Science: 3 credits
Including Biology, Chemistry or Physics, and a third lab course
Social Studies: 3 credits
Includes one credit in U.S. History & Geography (Standard, Honors, or AP), one credit in World History & Geography (Standard, Honors, or AP) or AP European History or AP Human Geography, and 1/2 credit from U.S. Government and Civics (Standard or AP), and ½ credit Economics (Standard or AP).
Wellness: 1 credit
Physical Education: 0.5 credits
Personal Finance: 0.5 credits
World Language: 2 credits
Two credits must be obtained in the same language in consecutive grade levels.
Fine Arts: 1 credit
Focus Area: 3 credits
Electives focused on a particular concentration beyond the CORE requirements in one of the following areas: Math and Science, Career and Technical Education (CTE), Fine Arts, Humanities, or Advanced Placement (AP)
High School Courses Taken in Middle School
Students taking Physical Science and/or Algebra I Honors and/or Foreign Language prior to entering high school must take an additional 4 units of mathematics, 3 units of science and 2 years of the same foreign language in grades 9 -12 in order to meet Tennessee Diploma Project graduation requirements. Elective credit will be awarded at successful completion of the course.