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									GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Subject          Cr. Requirements
                        1   credit   in   English   9
                        1   credit   in   English   10
English          4      1   credit   in   English   11
                        1   credit   in   English   12

                        1 credit in United States Government
                        1 credit in World History
Social Studies   3
                        1 credit in United States History

                        1 credit of Algebra 1
                        1 credit in Geometry
Mathematics      4
                        2 mathematics elective credits

                        1 credit Biology
                        2 credits, including laboratory experience in any of the following areas:
                          o Earth Science
Science          3
                          o Life Science
                          o Physical Science


                        1/2 credit in Fitness for Life
Physical
                 1      1/2 credit Physical Education Elective
Education

                        1/2 credit Health Education
Health           1/2

Basic                   Basic Technology Requirement
                 1
Technology
                        Music, Art, Dance, and Theatre Arts courses
Fine Arts        1

                        Any elective course may count
Electives        8.5

                     As rising sixth graders, students begin fulfilling service learning
                     
Service              requirements as part of their regular program of study. Most students will
                 n/a
Learning             meet the community service requirement through the curriculum.
C OMPLETER P ROGRAM P ATHS
   Career            The student pursues a sequence of courses to develop skills in
   Completer         preparation for employment upon high school graduation.
   Tech Prep         The student pursues a sequence of study beginning in high school and
   Completer         continuing through at least two years of post-secondary education.
                     The student pursues a sequence of courses in preparation for post-
   University
                     secondary education upon high school graduation. Minimum
   System of
                     requirements include two years of the same foreign language or two
   Maryland
                     credits in Advanced Technology courses, and Algebra ! or Applied Math I
   Completer
                     and II, Geometry, and Algebra II.
                     The student pursues a sequence of courses that fulfills both Career and
   Dual Completer
                     University System of Maryland requirements.


M ARYLAND S TATE H IGH S CHOOL A SSESSMENT (HSA)
   Students must take the Maryland State HSA tests in order to graduate from high school.


S ERVICE L EARNING R EQUIREMENT
   State graduation requirements for students include a requirement in service learning.
   Service learning, which is integrated into existing courses, begins in grades 4 and 5. Middle
   school students must complete 10 hours of service learning in each of the grades 6
   through 8. At the high school level, students complete 40 hours of service learning as part
   of their American Government, English and Science courses. A total of 75 hours is
   required.

								
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