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Graduation Requirements

Class of 2021 and 2024 Grad Reqs
Class of 2022 and 2023 Grad Reqs

Students will earn 5 credits per class with a passing grade of A, B, C, or D. 

Classes where students receive a grade of "F" must be repeated in order to earn the credits needed to graduate and earn a diploma.

credits earned over a four year period

Grade 9 - Fall Grade 9 - Spring Grade 10 - Fall Grade 10 - Spring
English I English I English II English II
Math Math Math Math
Biology Biology Physical Science Physical Science
Health Semester Elective World History World History
PE or Athletics PE or Athletics PE or Athletics PE or Athletics
Elective Elective Elective Elective
30 credits earned 60 credits earned 90 credits earned 120 credits earned
Grade 11 - Fall Grade 11 - Spring Grade 12 - Fall Grade 12 - Spring
English III English III English IV English IV
US History US History American Govt Economics
Math Math Elective Elective
Elective Elective Elective Elective
Elective Elective Elective Elective
145 credits earned 170 credits earned 195 credits earned 220 credits earned



Grading in high school is based on a semester system:

1) Fall semester (runs from August through December); and, 

2) Spring semester (runs from January through June). 

Within each semester, progress grades will be posted on the Parent Portal at the end of 6 weeks and 12 weeks. 

Final grades for the semester (18 weeks), which are those posted after final exams, will become part of the student’s official high school transcript.


CUSD and DHHS offer several options for remediation to regain status toward graduation and earn a diploma should a student fail a class (grade of F):

  • Summer School:  Student can remediate 10 credits (5 credits from fall semester/5 credits from spring semester). Student must see their Academic Advisor when summer school applications are available to register.  Enrollment is based on date/time that completed application was submitted.
  • Academic Intervention Class:  Students who are severely credit deficient will be placed in the Academic Intervention class depending on space availability.  Students who complete this class successfully will receive 5 elective credits in addition to credits received by completing classes which they previously failed.  Students enrolled will regain credits by taking courses online.
  • CUSD Online Credit Recovery Program: Students in the Credit Recovery program to remediate classes/credits.  To enroll, student must obtain referral forms from their Academic Advisor.
  • Additional Classes During Grade 11 and 12:  If students are not on track to graduate (120 credits completed by the end of 10th grade), the Academic Advisor will enroll students in 6 or sometimes 7 classes to ensure credit completion for graduation.  Typically, if students in grades 11 and 12 are on track to graduate they have the option enrolling in 5 classes (as opposed to 6 or 7).