IKF – High School Graduation

To qualify for high school graduation, students must complete a course of study that includes the following:

Successful completion of 26 subject credits and/or related competencies, as outlined below. Effective starting with the class of 2023.

  1. English                                                                         4 credits
  2. Social Studies (including 1 in US History,            3 credits
    .5 in US/NH Gov., .5 in Economics,
    1 in Global Studies)
  3. Science (1 in Living, 1 in Physical)                         3 credits
  4. Mathematics (including Algebra I)                        4 credits
  5. Physical Education                                                    1 credit
  6. Health                                                                          1 credit
  7. Digital Literacy/ITC                                                  .5 credit
  8. Arts Education                                                            .5 credit
  9. Service Learning/Community Service                   .5 credit
  10. Elective Offerings                                                     8.5 credits
  • Students must complete 4 credits of Math, including Algebra I.
  • Students must be enrolled in a math class every semester until the Algebra I requirement is met.
  • Students who have successfully completed the Algebra I credit prior to entering high school will be deemed to have met the Algebra I requirement.
  • The Algebra I requirement may be waived by the Special Education Director through the IEP process.

All students with disabilities in the ConVal School District shall have an equal opportunity to complete a course of studies leading to a regular high school diploma. A regular diploma shall be issued to all students who:

  • Have successfully achieved of 26 credits
  • Have met specific course requirements as described in the ConVal High School Program of Studies
  • Have met all attendance requirements as stated in the ConVal High School Program of Studies (or/and local district policy)

The term “regular high school diploma” does not include an alternative degree that is not fully aligned with the State’s academic standards, such as a certificate or a general educational development credential (GED).

Legal Reference:

NH Code of Administrative Rules, Section Ed. 306.04(a)(14), Policy Development
NH Code of Administrative Rules, Section Ed. 306.14(f), Basic Instructional Standards
NH Code of Administrative Rules, Section Ed. 306.27(i, d, m), Required Subjects and Unit of Credit for High School Graduation

Category: R

See also ILBAA, IMBC

1st Reading: June 4, 2019
2nd Reading: June 18, 2019

Adoption:  June 18, 2019