Starting with the class of 2017 and thereafter, a total of twenty-six (26) credits are required for graduation (16 required credits plus elective credits).
Required credits: English 4 credits
Math 3 credits
Science 3 credits (includes 1 cr. of Biology)
Social Studies 3 credits (includes 1 cr. of US History)
Physical Education 1.5 credits
Computers .5 credit
Health .5 credit
Personal Finance .5 credit
Electives 10 credits
Total credits required = 26 credits
All students need to take a pass the Civics test, per a requirement of the state of Wisconsin. Most students take it in the spring of their sophomore year, as part of their US History class.
The Laude system: A student's laude score is based on a formula and students are rewarded for classes taken with a higher rigor. The program is based on a two tier system: tier 1 worth 1 point per semester, awarded to transcripted and AP courses, & tier 2 worth .5 point per semester, awarded to advanced standing and teacher selected courses. To qualify and be recognized in the laude system, the student must have a minimum of a 3.25 cumulative GPA.
The Laude recognition point program contains three bands:
Cum Laude - 7 to 10.5 points
Magna Cum Laude - 11 to 14.5 points
Summa Cum Laude - Greater than 15 points
To view information about what classes are recognized in the laude program, please see the course catalog
(in the course descriptions or the chart near the back).
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. Check out all the opportunities we have to offer our students!