Academics

Graduation Requirements

 

 

Standard Diploma
24 Credits

  Advanced Diploma
26 Credits

 English 4 units English 4 units 
 Math*  3 units Math* 4 units 
 Science* 3 units Science* 4 units 
 Social Studies* 3 units Social Studies* 4 units 
 Health/PE 2 units Health/PE 2 units 
 Fine/Practical Arts Elective 1 unit                                             Fine/Practical Arts Elective 1 unit
Electives - 8 units

Foreign Language: 3 years of 1 OR 2 years of 2 different languages       

  Note: a unit is a credit, one credit is given for each class passed         Electives - remaining units
 * Students must select from the courses approved by the State of Virginia and Portsmouth School Board; see Course of Study Guide

  Promotion requirements:

To be classified as a 10th Grader - 7 credits including Algebra I and English 9

To be classified as an 11th Grader - 14 credits including English 10

To be classified as a 12th Grader - 20 credits including English 11

  Cumulative GPA Requirement for Graduation: 2.0
  SOL verified credits apply for graduation

 

SOL Requirements 

 

Standard Diploma

Advanced Diploma

2 English 11  2 English 11
1 Mathematics  2 Mathematics
1 Science  2 Science
1 Social Studies  2 History
1 Other SOL test the student has passed  1 Other SOL test the student has passed
Total = 6 Verified Credits for Graduation  Total = 9 Verified Credits for Graduation
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