School Counseling Center: Graduation Requirements

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Classes of 2021, 2022, and 2023

What is required? In order to graduate high school, you must:

  • Complete the TOPS University or Career Diploma Path
  • Pass three EOC Tests in the following categories to earn a standard diploma: (a) English II or English III; (b) Algebra I or Geometry; and (c) Biology or American History

Curriculum Choices

REQUIRED: All entering students at CHS are automatically placed in the "TOPS University Diploma" curriculum. Students wishing to opt out of the University Diploma Curriculum and switch to the TOPS Career Diploma should meet with their guidance counselor.

Graduation Choices

TOPS University Diploma Requirements

Credit needed
Courses
4
English
1
English I
1
English II
1
English III
1
English IV
   
4
Math
1
Algebra I
1
Geometry
1
Algebra II
1
Algebra III, Pre-Calculus, or Calculus
 
 
4
Science
1
Biology I
1
Chemistry I
2
Physical Science, Environmental Science, Biology II, Physics, or Agriscience II (pre-req is Ag I)
   
4
Social Studies
1
U. S. History
1
Government
2
World History, World Geography
 
 
1
Art
1
Fine Arts Survey; OR 1 unit of music, dance, studio art, or theatre
 
 
2
Foreign Language
1
Foreign Language I
1
Foreign Language II (2 units of the same language)
   
2
Health and Physical Education
1
Physical Education I OR JROTC I
1/2
Physical Education II, Marching Band, Cheerleading, Dance, Extracurricular Sports; OR JROTC II
1/2
Health Education; OR JROTC II
   
3
Electives
3
Electives
 
 
24
Total Credits

TOPS Tech Diploma Requirements

Credit needed
Courses
4
English
1
English I
1
English II
1
English III
1
English IV or Business English
   
4
Math
1
Algebra I
3
Geometry, Algebra II, Algebra III, Business Math, Pre-Calculus, Math Essentials, Financial Literacy
 
2
Science
1
Biology
1
Physical Science, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Biology II, Physics, or Agriscience II (pre-req is Ag I)
   
2
Social Studies
1
U.S. History
1
Government
   
2
Health and Physical Education
1
Physical Education I OR JROTC I
1/2
Physical Education II, Marching Band, Cheerleading, Dance, Extracurricular Sports; OR JROTC II
1/2
Health Education; OR JROTC II
   
9
Jump Start
  Must be an approved Jump Start sequence
   
23
Total Credits

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Classes of 2024 and 2025

What is required? In order to graduate high school, you must:

  • Complete the TOPS University or Career Diploma Path
  • Pass three EOC Tests in the following categories to earn a standard diploma: (a) English II or English III; (b) Algebra I or Geometry; and (c) Biology or American History

Curriculum Choices

REQUIRED: All entering students at CHS are automatically placed in the "TOPS University Diploma" curriculum. Students wishing to opt out of the University Diploma Curriculum and switch to the TOPS Career Diploma should meet with their guidance counselor.

Graduation Choices

TOPS University Diploma Requirements

Credit needed
Courses
4
English
1
English I
1
English II
1
English III
1
English IV
   
4
Math
1
Algebra I
1
Geometry
1
Algebra II
1
Algebra III, Pre-Calculus, or Calculus
 
 
4
Science
1
Biology I
1
Chemistry I
2
Physical Science, Environmental Science, Biology II, Physics, or Agriscience II (pre-req is Ag I)
   
4
Social Studies
1
U. S. History
1
Government
2
World History, World Geography
 
 
1
Art
1
Fine Arts Survey; OR 1 unit of music, dance, studio art, or theatre
 
 
2
Foreign Language
1
Foreign Language I
1
Foreign Language II (2 units of the same language)
   
2
Health and Physical Education
1
Physical Education I OR JROTC I
1/2
Physical Education II, Marching Band, Cheerleading, Dance, Extracurricular Sports; OR JROTC II
1/2
Health Education; OR JROTC II
   
3
Electives
3
Electives
 
 
24
Total Credits

TOPS Tech Diploma Requirements

Credit needed
Courses
4
English
1
English I
1
English II
1
English III
1
English IV or Business English
   
4
Math
1
Algebra I
3
Geometry, Algebra II, Algebra III, Business Math, Pre-Calculus, Math Essentials, Financial Literacy
 
2
Science
1
Biology
1
Physical Science, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Biology II, Physics, or Agriscience II (pre-req is Ag I)
   
2
Social Studies
1
U.S. History
1
Government
   
2
Health and Physical Education
1
Physical Education I OR JROTC I
1/2
Physical Education II, Marching Band, Cheerleading, Dance, Extracurricular Sports; OR JROTC II
1/2
Health Education; OR JROTC II
   
9
Jump Start
  Must be an approved Jump Start 2.0 sequence
   
23
Total Credits

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