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Graduation Requirements

The minimum requirements for graduation are 22.0 credits as follows:
English .............................................................................................................................. 4 years
(Taken sequentially)
 
Math ................................................................................................................................... 3 years
(Must include a minimum of Algebra 1, Geometry, and Advanced Algebra)
 
Science ............................................................................................................................. 2 years
(At least one credit must be in Biology)
 
Social Science ............................................................................................................. 2.5 years
(At least one credit must be in World Affairs or Human Geography, U.S. History and American Government.)
 
Health .............................................................................................................................. 1 semester
 
Art / Career & Technical Education / Foreign Language / Music .................................... 1 year

(In any combination - proficiency in American Sign Language shall be considered an alternative to a world language)

 
Physical Education (All students must be enrolled in and pass PE or ROTC each semester enrolled
in school, except the semester of Health and the semester of Driver Education)
 
Consumer Education (Illinois Consumer Education Requirement can be met by taking any of the following courses: Economics, Consumer Economics, Orientation to Business and Personal Finance, or any Cooperative Education course [2nd Semester] excluding Cosmetology - OR - by passing the Illinois State Board of Education Consumer Education Proficiency Test)
 
All students must successfully pass the U.S. Constitution Test
 
 
All students must take the mandated State assessments
 
 
All students must have 40 hours of Community Service (Transfer students need 5 hours for each semester they are in attendance)

All students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with the U.S. Department of Education Aid OR complete an Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) waiver form indicating that the student understands what these aid opportunities are and has chosen not to file an application.  If the student is not at least 18 years of age or legally emancipated, the student’s parent/guardian must file one of these documents on the student’s behalf.
* * *A student is exempt from this requirement if (1) the student is unable to file a financial aid application or an ISBE waiver due to extenuating circumstances (2) The Building Principal attests the  District made a good faith effort to assist the student or the student’s parent/guardian with filing a financial aid application or an ISBE waiver form, (3) the student has met all other graduation requirements.
 
 
(Graduation requirements are subject to change due to Illinois School Code and/or JTHS Board policy)