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Credit Requirements for Graduation
 Curriculum Area Number of Credits
 Language Arts 8
 Mathematics 6
 Science 6
 Social Studies 6
 Physical Education 4
 Health 1
 Elective Credits 21
 Total 52
Language Arts includes two credits in Basic Reading/English, English I, or Enhanced English I, two credits in English II or Enhanced English II, one credit in Writing, and/or one credit in Literature, and/or two electives.
Global Studies, Econ, U.S. History I, U.S. History II, and U.S. Government and either Psychology or Sociology are required
Physical Education graduation credits will not be waived for early graduation. A student will not be allowed to graduate with fewer than the required credits without the approval of the Board of Directors.
Special education students must meet individual graduation requirements as stated in their individual education plans. The Board of Directors shall have complete discretion to determine extraordinary circumstances.
Admission Requirements For Iowa Universities
For more information on Iowa's Regent Universities, log on to one of the following sites:
Iowa State University www.iastate.edu
The University of Iowa www.uiowa.edu
University of Northern Iowa www.uni.edu
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