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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,  andAdvanced Algebra)
___ Science 2 years (At least one credit must be in Biology)
___ Social Science    2.5 years (Credits must be in World Affairs or
AP Human Geography, U.S. History,  and American
___ Health 1 semester
___  Art/Career & Technical Education/ 
Music/World Language   
1 year (In any combination. Proficiency in
American Sign Language shall be considered
an alternative to a world language)
___ Physical Education (Enrollment in Physical Education or ROTC each
semester in school except the semester of Health and
the semester of Driver Education unless exempt under
other Board policies.)
___ Consumer Education

(Illinois Consumer Education Requirement can be met by taking
Economics, Consumer Economics, or any Cooperative Education
course [2nd Semester] excluding Cosmetology).


All students must successfully pass
the U.S. Constitution Test

___ All students must take the mandated
state assessments unless the student is
exempt according to 105 ILCS 5/2-3.64.
___ All students must have 40 CREDITS
of Community Service 
(Transfer students need 5 CREDITS for each semester they are
in attendance)
___ Beginning with the 2020-2021 school year,
filing one of the following:
(1) a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with the
U.S. Dept. of Education,
(2) an application for State financial aid, or
(3) an Ill. 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, and
(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.