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Graduation Requirements

KY State Graduation Requirements:

The state of Kentucky has a set list of courses that students must take to be eligible for graduation. 

These requirements are:

  • 4 credits of English (English 1, 2, 3, 4)
  • 3 credits of Mathematics (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2)
    • *4 credits of Math are required for students who entered high school in 2019 and after
  • 3 credits of Social Studies (Civics, World Civ, U.S. History)
  • 3 credits of Science (Intro to Physics, Biology, Chemistry)
  • Health/PE
  • Humanities
  • and 11 credits of Electives (2 of which STEAM requires to be a World Language Level 1 & 2)

26 Credits Total

*10 credits of electives required for Students who entered high school in 2019 and after

*In 2010 a new KY law regarding Math went into effect.  All students must take a math class every year.  For some students, the fourth year of Math will count as an elective.