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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Through Class of 2013

Minimum requirements for graduation include twenty-one (21) units earned in grades nine through twelve, which shall be distributed as follows:

English: 4 credits

Mathematics: 3 credits

Science: 3 credits, including:

1 physical science

1 life science or biological science

Social Studies: 3 credits, including:

1 credit of U.S. History

½ credit of U.S. Government

Physical Education: ½ credit*

Health: ½ credit
Electives: 7 credits** which must include 1 of Business, Art, Foreign Language, or Technology. (Notes: electives can be courses in any subject area, whether academic or other)


*Students who have participated in interscholastic athletics, marching band, or cheerleading for at least two (2) full seasons with at least a 95% attendance rate at practices and games/matches as defined in the YSHS Athletic Handbook, while enrolled in grades 9-12 and as documented by the Athletic Director, may be excused from the high school PE requirement (YS Policy 5460).


**2 credits of foreign language and 1 credit of art are customary college prep requirements.


15 hours of community service are required for each year a student attends YellowSprings High School, not including the senior year (45 total). During the senior year, no community service is required, but a senior project must be completed and presented. Information regarding community service and senior project can be obtained from the guidance office.


A student must also pass all 5 parts of the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT).


GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Beginning with the Class of 2014

Minimum requirements for graduation include twenty-one (21) units earned in grades nine through twelve, which shall be distributed as follows:

English: 4 credits

Mathematics: 4 credits, including Algebra II

Science: 3 credits, including:

1 physical science

1 life science or biological science

Social Studies: 3 credits, including:

1 credit of U.S. History

½ credit of U.S. Government

Physical Education: ½ credit*

Health: ½ credit
Electives: 5 credits**, which must include 1 of Business, Art, Foreign Language, or Technology. (Note: electives can be courses in any subject area, whether academic or other)


*Students who have participated in interscholastic athletics, marching band, or cheerleading for at least two (2) full seasons with at least a 95% attendance rate at practices and games/matches as defined in the YSHS Athletic Handbook, while enrolled in grades 9-12 and as documented by the Athletic Director, may be excused from the high school PE requirement (YS Policy 5460).


**2 credits of foreign language and 1 credit of art are customary college prep requirements.


15 hours of community service are required for each year a student attends YellowSprings High School, not including the senior year (45 total). During the senior year, no community service is required, but a senior project must be completed and presented. Information regarding community service and senior project can be obtained from the guidance office.


A student must also pass all 5 parts of the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT).

DIPLOMA WITH HONORS

Students need to fulfill 7 of the following 8 criteria:

English: 4 Credits

Mathematics: 4 Credits, including Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II or equivalent and another higher level course or a four-year

sequence of courses that contain equivalent content

Science: 4 Credits, including physics and chemistry

Social Studies: 4 Credits

Foreign Language: 3 Credits, including at least 2 units in each language studied

Fine Arts: 1 Credits

Grade Point Average: 3.5 on a 4.0 scale

ACT/SAT Score: 27 ACT or 1210 SAT (excluding writing)

EARLY GRADUATION

If a student would like to be considered as a three-year graduate, the student must notify the guidance counselor by the end of their sophomore year.