Graduation Requirements

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New MPS High School Graduation Requirements, Beginning with the Class of 2014–2015

As you review your child’s schedule, check to make sure he/she is starting on the right track and continue to monitor his/her progress throughout the year.

Overall minimum of 22 units required to graduate.

4.0 units English/Language Arts
3.0 units Mathematics (courses at or above the Algebra level)
3.0 units Science (content with laboratory studies in the Life and Physical Sciences)
3.0 units Social Studies as follows:
1.0 unit of U.S. History
1.0 unit of World History, World Geography or World Studies
1.0 unit of Citizenship (Gr. 9-10) or
0.5 unit of American Government (Gr. 11-12) and 0.5 unit Economics (Gr. 11-12)
1.5 units Physical Education (over a 3-year period)
0.5 unit Health
1.0 units Fine Arts (Art, Music, Dance or Theater)
6.0 units A variety of electives are available, often related to the focus of the school.
22.0 units TOTAL
In addition to earning 22 units, students must successfully participate in one of the following three options:


IMPORTANT: Some high schools have additional requirements for specific programs or endorsements. Contact your local MPS high school.

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