The Superintendent shall prepare for Board approval a plan consisting of district graduation requirements. Students shall receive diplomas of graduation from high school only after meeting the following requirements: Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District diploma may be issued when a student has acquired a minimum of 21 credits in required and elective subjects and has successfully completed all sections of an approved graduation qualifying examination.
Classes of 2014+
Units of Credit
One semester of health
Two semesters of English I
Two semesters of English II
Four semesters of Language Arts electives
Algebra (one credit of Algebra 1, Intro. to Algebra or Cognitive Tutor Algebra)
Geometry (one credit of geometry or informal geometry)
Two semesters of Physical Education electives
(see BP 6146.2 (b) for waiver)
Two semesters of Physical Science
Two semesters of Life Science electives
One semester of Alaska History
Two semesters of World History
Two semesters of United States History
One semester of U.S. Government
Electives are additional courses in Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Science, Career and Technical Education, Fine Arts, World Languages, and/or Physical Education.
*In addition to obtaining the 21 credits needed for graduation, all students will need to pass all three sections of the High School Graduation Qualifying Exam (Math, Writing, and Reading. These minimum requirements may not suffice for some post-high school programs, college admissions, NCAA Clearinghouse, etc.
Last Modified on December 2, 2011
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