Graduation requirements for Griswold High School students include credits in Humanities (English, Social Studies, World Language, and Art/Music/Electives) and STEM (Mathematics, Science, Technology & Electives), as well as Physical Education & Wellness, Healthy & Safety, Capstone Courses, Community Service hours, and two additional electives.
Minimum requirements include:
- 4 English credits
- 3 Social Studies credits (including Civics, a state requirement)
- 1 World Language credit
- 2 Art/Music/Humanities Electives credits
- 3 Mathematics credits (4 recommended)
- 3 Science credits (4 recommended for STEM majors)
- 3 Technology & Electives credits
- 1 Physical Education and Wellness credit
- 1 Health and Safety education credit
- 2 Elective credits
- 1 Capstone credit (two courses)
- 1 Community Service credit (10 hours of community service each year for a total of 40 hours before graduation)
(1 credit = 1 full year course or 2 half-year courses)
Students can choose to take additional core courses and electives and should align their course plan with the requirements of their selected post-secondary institution and intended program of study. Most colleges require 2+ years of a world language, and other prerequisites for specific programs. If students are on track for graduation, they are able to opt for a study hall period.
Each year, students should review their progress towards graduation requirements with their school counselor, and make adjustments as needed based on post-secondary goals.