Graduation Requirements

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 22 credits in required and elective subjects and has successfully completed all sections of an approved graduation qualifying examination.

Class of 2015

Units of Credit Subject/Courses

0.5

Health
One semester of health

4.0

Language Arts
Two semesters of English
Two semesters of English II
Four semesters of Language Arts electives

3.0

Mathematics
Algebra (one credit of Algebra 1, Intro. to Algebra or Cognitive Tutor Algebra)
Geometry (one credit of geometry or informal geometry)
Two semesters of Math electives
  • 1.0

    Physical Education
    Two semesters of Physical Education electives
    (see BP 6146.2 (b) for waiver)

    3.0

    Science
    Two semesters of Physical Science
    Two semesters of Biology
    Two semesters of Science electives

    3.0

    Social Studies
    One semester of Alaska History
    Two semesters of World History
    Two semesters of United States History
    One semester of U.S. Government

    7.5

    Electives

    Electives are additional courses in Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Science, Career and Technical Education, Fine Arts, World Languages, and/or Physical Education.

    22.0*

    TOTAL
     *In addition to obtaining the 22 credits needed for graduation, all students will need to earn a valid score on either the WorkKeys, ACT or SAT assessment. These minimum requirements may not suffice for some post-high school programs, college admissions, NCAA Clearinghouse, etc.
    Last Modified on September 4, 2014