Students must successfully complete the courses required by the board and Iowa Department of Education in order to graduate.
It is the responsibility of the superintendent to ensure that students complete grades one through twelve and that high school students complete 50 credits prior to graduation. The following credits will be required for graduation:
English/Language Arts 8 credits
Science 6 credits
Mathematics 6 credits
Social Studies 6 credits
Physical Education 4 credits, must be enrolled grades 9-12
United State Government 1 credits
American History 2 credits
Financial Literacy 1 credits
The required courses of study will be reviewed by the board annually.
Beginning with the class of 2022, graduation requirements for special education students will include successful completion of four years of English, three years of math, three years of social studies and three years of science.
Students who complete a regular session in the Legislative Page Program of the general assembly at the state capitol will be credited ½ credit of social studies.
Students enrolled in a junior officers’ training corp will receive 1/8th physical education credit for each semester the student is enrolled in the program.
Iowa Code §§ 256.7, 11, .41; 279.8; 280.3, .14.
281 I.A.C. 12.3(5); 12.5
Cross Reference: 505 Student Scholastic Achievement
603.3 Special Education
Approved 10/20/2021 Reviewed Revised