Academics

COURSE/CREDIT REQUIREMENTS

All seniors are required to take a minimum of six (6) credits and MUST accumulate 5 credits in their senior year in order to graduate.

All students in Grades 9 - 11 are required to take 7 courses per semester.  This includes physical education, which is equal to ½ credit each year, accumulative to two full credits at the end of four years. 

All courses that meet on a regular basis, and for the full year, are given one credit.  Courses meeting for one half the school year receive one-half credit.

4 credits        English
3 credits        Mathematics
3 credits        Social Studies (Including 1 credit of U.S. History & ½ credit of Civics)
3 credits        Science          (Including Integrated Science & Biology)
2 credits        Physical Education  (½ credit each year)
1 credit         World Language
1 credit         Arts/Vocational
½ credit        Computer Technology
½ credit        Health
½ credit        Personal Finance (Required for Grade 10; Elective for Grades 11 & 12)

All students are required to pass 24 credits for graduation.

In addition, all students must participate in all portions of the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) and demonstrate achievement of basic skills in English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.

A student who is repeating a course for which she/he has already received credit will be granted no additional credit for successful repetition of the course, unless specifically allowed by school policy for certain courses.