Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements

Grade
Class of
9
2019
10
2018
11
2017
12
2016
 Number of credits that must be earned 132 132 132 132
 Number of courses that must be taken and passed: **
English *** 4 4 4 4
Mathematics 3 3 3 3
Social Studies **** 3 3 3 3
Science 3 3 3 3
Physical Ed. ***** 2 2 2 2

Students must adhere to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)

MCAS requirements (or comprehensive exam as determined by DESE) to receive a diploma.


* Seniors must earn a minimum of 28 credits in their senior year to graduate.
** A unit is equivalent to two trimesters in all disciplines except for Wellness/Physical Ed.
One trimester satisfies a unit in Wellness/Physical Ed.
*** The four English courses that satisfy this requirement are exclusive of electives.
**** All students must pass three courses in social studies, one of which must be American History 2.
***** All students must pass two units of Wellness/Physical Education, one of which must be a comprehensive health course.

 

Please see the MHS Handbook for additional clarification regarding graduation requirements.

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Provided the student meets the eligibility requirement, failures must be made up in summer school before a student is able to proceed to the next appropriate English course. Seniors will be required to enroll in the evening school English class to meet this requirement.

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Every student must earn 132 credits (out of a possible 150 or 88%) to graduate. Class placement is determined by the number of years that a student has attended high school. Transferring students will have their previous school's transcript evaluated and graduation will be based upon the same 88% standard.



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