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In addition to the required coursework listed below, each student must successfully complete additional units of credit for a total of 24 FULL credits. Note: to earn a diploma from EHS, a student must complete at least 25% of the required classwork at EHS - a minimum of 6 credits (24 QUARTER credits).

Requirements by Subject

(1) Language Arts (4.0 units of credit)

(a) Ninth grade level (1.0 unit of credit);
(b) Tenth grade level (1.0 unit of credit);
(c) Eleventh grade level (1.0 unit of credit); and
(d) Twelfth grade level (1.0 unit of credit)

(2) Mathematics (3.0 units of credit) met minimally through successful completion of three units of credit of mathematics

(a) Secondary Math Level 1 (1.0 units of credit);
(b) Secondary Math Level 2 (1.0 units of credit); and
(c) (not available at EHS)

(3) Science (3.0 units of credit)

(a) Earth Systems (1.0 units of credit);
(b) Biology (1.0 units of credit); and
(c) (not available at EHS)

(4) Social Studies (2.5 units of credit):

(a) Geography for Life (0.5 units of credit);
(b) World Civilizations (0.5 units of credit);
(c) U.S. History (1.0 units of credit);
(d) U.S. Government and Citizenship (0.5 units of credit).

(5) The Arts (1.5 units of credit from any of the following performance areas):

(a) (not available at EHS)

(6) Physical and Health Education (2.0 units of credit):

(a) Health II (0.5 units of credit);
(b) Participation Skills (0.5 units of credit);
(c) Fitness for Life (0.5 units of credit);
(d) (not available at EHS)

(7) Career and Technical Education (1.0 units of credit):

(not available at EHS)

(8) Digital Literacy (Educational Technology) (0.5 units of credit):

(a) Exploring Computer Science (0.5 units of credit) meets the graduation requirement for digital (computer) literacy

(9) General Financial Literacy (0.5 units of credit).

(10) Library Media Skills (integrated into the subject areas).

D. Board-approved CRTs are used to assess EHS student mastery of the following subjects:

(1) reading;
(2) language arts through grade 11;
(3) mathematics as defined under R277-700-6D(2);
(4) science as defined under R277-700-6D(3); and
(5) effectiveness of written expression in grade 9.

 

By Grade Level

A typical high school schedule looks like this:
(Note: College bound students should take 2.0 credits of a foreign language.)

9th grade (6 units of credit)

  • Language Arts - English 9 (1.0)
  • Social Studies - Geography for Life (0.5)
  • Science - Earth Systems (1.0)
  • Mathematics (1.0)
    1. for students graduating after 2014 - next in sequence - Math Level 1, Math Level 2, Math Level 3, Pre-calculus, etc
  • PE Participation Skills (0.5)
  • Any Fine Arts class (0.5)
  • Any elective class (1 to 1.5)

10th grade (6 units of credit)

  • Language Arts - English 10 (1.0)
  • Social Studies - World Civilizations (1.0)
  • Mathematics (1.0)
    1. next in sequence - Math Level 1, Math Level 2, Math Level 3, Pre-calculus
  • Science [Biology (1.0), Physics (1.0)]
  • Health II (0.5)
  • Introduction to Computer Science (0.5)
  • Any Fine Arts class (0.5)
  • Fitness for Life (0.5)

11th grade (6 units of credit)

  • Language Arts - English 11 (1.0)
  • Social Studies - U. S. History (1.0)
  • Mathematics (1.0)
    1. next in sequence - Math Level 1, Math Level 2, Math Level 3, Pre-calculus
  • Science - [Biology (1.0), Physics (1.0)]
  • Financial Literacy (0.5)
  • Any elective class (1.5 to 2.0)

12th grade (6 units of credit)

  • Language Arts - English 12
  • Social Studies - U. S. Government and Citizenship (0.5)
  • PE Individualized Lifetime Activity (0.5)
  • Any elective classes (4.0) making sure the required courses have been taken