Graduation Requirements



  • Graduation Requirements

    Beginning with the class of 2009, for a student to be eligible for graduation the student shall:

    • Demonstrate mastery of academic standards as defined by Chapter 4,  “Curriculum” from the State Board of Education Regulations, PA School Code.
    • Complete a minimum 24.32 credits of instruction as defined below.
    • Complete the Culminating/Graduation project according to approved district guidelines.
    • Complete all other requirements developed in conjunction with PA Dept. of Education regulations or as approved by the Muhlenberg School District and presented in district publications.

    The process for fulfilling the above requirements is as follows:

    • Academic Standards - Students must successfully master the content embedded in the high school planned courses, which are developed in accordance with the Pennsylvania academic standards approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Education. Course descriptions are obtainable from the High School Curriculum Guide revised on a yearly basis and available in the high school Guidance Office or on the school district web site. Complete copies of the curriculum for each course are available in the main office at the high school.
    • Course/Credit Requirements - Students shall accumulate a minimum of 24.32 Credits for the applicable program of studies from the following subject areas:

    Full Time/Home School Students

    English - 4 credits
    Social Studies - 4 credits
    Mathematics – 4 credits
    Science - 4 credits
    Arts/Humanities - 2 credits
    Health – 0.75 credits
    Driver Education – 0.25 credits
    Family and Consumer Science – 0.25 credits
    Career Explorations – 0.25 credits
    Physical Education - 1.32 credits
    Electives – 3 credits
    Graduation Project (transfer students) – 0.25 credits

    Career & Technology Students

    English - 4 credits
    Social Studies - 4 credits
    Mathematics – 4 credits
    Science - 3 credits
    Arts/Humanities - 1 credits
    Health – 0.75 credits
    Driver Education – 0.25 credits
    Family and Consumer Science – 0.25 credits
    Career Explorations – 0.25 credits
    Physical Education - 1.32 credits
    Electives – 5 credits
    Graduation Project (transfer students) – 0.25 credits

    PROMOTION REQUIREMENTS

    At the high school level, you earn credit for each course passed with the goal of reaching the appropriate number of credits for graduation. A 9th grade student must earn a minimum of 5 credits prior to the start of the following school year to be considered a 10th grade student. A 10th grade student must earn a minimum of 10.75 credits prior to the start of the following school year to be considered an 11th grade student. An 11th grade student must earn a minimum of 17.25 credits prior to the start of the following school year to be considered a 12th grade student. These updated promotion requirements will begin with the class of 2009. 

    For more detailed information on graduation requirements, please consult the High School Curriculum Guide.