ACADEMICS: ON THE ROAD TO GRADUATION
Welcome to High School!
High school planning begins in middle school. In the 8th grade, families should meet with administration to make a 5-year plan to graduation. Every year, the academic portion of this plan is evaluated and revised as the student nears his or her graduation date. This plan ensures that students stay on track, but gives them some flexibility as their plans grow and change.
SA offers a variety of options for meeting your graduation goals including on-campus courses and guidelines for credits earned when utilizing virtual school.
Students entering 9th grade are placed on a 24-credit program track, standard diploma option. In order to be considered for graduation, students must complete the following credit requirements:
4 Credits English
4 Credits Mathematics including Algebra 1 and Geometry
3 Credits Science including Biology
1 Credit World History
1 Credit U.S. History
.5 Credit U.S. Government
.5 Credit Economics with Financial Literacy
1 Credit Physical Education
1 Credit Fine & Performing Arts, Speech and Debate, or Practical Arts
8 Elective Credits
In addition to satisfying the completion of 24 credits requirement, students must satisfy the cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.