Graduation Requirements

Ready Core Curriculum

The following 22 units will be required for graduation with a high school diploma for students.

Courses Number of Credits
English/Language Arts 4
Mathematics 4
Science 3
Social Studies 3
Lifetime Wellness 1
Physical Education .5
Personal Finance .5
Foreign Language 2
Fine Arts 1
Elective Focus 3
Total Units 22

End of Course Testing

End of course examinations will be given in English I, English II, English III, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, U.S. History, Chemistry I, and Biology I. The final exam grade will count 25% of the student’s final grade in the courses taken.

ACT Testing

Students will take the ACT test in the 11th grade.

Graduating with Distinction

Students may graduate with distinction if they attain a "B" average or above and complete at least one of the following:

  • Earn nationally recognized industry certification
  • Attend a Governor’s School
  • Participate in one of the Tennessee All State musical organizations
  • Selected as a National Merit Finalist or Semi-finalist
  • Score a 31 or higher composite ACT score
  • Earn 12 or more hours of college credit

Graduating with Honors

Students who score at or above the benchmarks on the ACT test or the equivalent on the SAT test will graduate with honors. The ACT benchmark scores are as follows: English score 18, Math score 22, Reading score 21 and Science score 24.