High School Graduation Requirements

High School Graduation Requirements
(Class of 2023 and later)

Updated: September 15, 2022  

Below are the credits required for students to graduate and receive a diploma from The Founders Academy. This curriculum will be reviewed yearly at a minimum with Student Services. If you have any questions, please reach out to your designated counselor, Mrs. Doherty, Mrs. Hillsgrove, or Mrs. Smith.

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English (4 credits)
HS Composition (0.5 credits)
Rhetoric (0.5)
American Literature IIA & IIB (1)
Modern World Lit. A & B (1)
English Electives (which can include Honors Amer Lit I) (1)

History (5 credits)
US History I (1)
Civics and Leadership (1)
US History IIA & IIB (1)
Modern World History A & B (1)
History Electives (1)

Math/Science (7 credits)
Algebra I (1)
Geometry (1)
Alg II OR Alg II/Trig OR Probability and Statistics (1)
Integrated Physical Science (1)
Biology (1)
Science Electives (1)
Math/Science Electives (1)

Fine Arts (1 credit)
Band 2, 3, or 4 OR Chorus 2, 3, or 4 OR Art I + either Art II or Ceramics I

Technology/Business (3 credits)
Tech I (0.5)
Economics (0.5) 
Ethics (0.5)
Personal Finance I (0.5) OR Accounting/Entrepreneurship (0.5)
Technology/Business Electives (1)

World Language (2 credits)
French I OR Found. of French 2 OR Spanish I OR Found. of Spanish 2 OR Latin I
French II OR Spanish II OR Latin II

PE/Health (1.5 credits)
HS Health (0.5)
PE I (0.5)
PE II (0.5)
Senior Project (0.5 credits)
Other Electives (2 credits)

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