Minimum Graduation Requirements

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​Subject Area

​C​redits

Language Arts
9th Grade Level Language Arts
10th Grade Level Language Arts
11th Grade Level Language Arts 
12th Grade Level Language Arts (More information...)
1
1
1
1
Social Studies
​The Civics Education Initiative (SB 638) proficiency must be met.​
Th​e U.S. Constitution and MO Constitution proficiency must be met.
Social Studies Elective
Economics and Personal Finance taken in Social Studies will meet the Personal Finance requirement and also a ½ credit of required Social Studies.
1

1
½

½

Mathematics​​​3
​S​cience​​3
Fine Arts​1
​Career and Technical Education (CTE)
Personal Finance, if taken in CTE, can meet: 1) the Personal Finance requirement and 2) as a ½ credit of CTE.
​1​
Physical Education
Personal Fitness & Wellness
P.E. Elective
½
½
Health Ed​ucation
H​ealth Education
SB No. 711 states that starting with the 2017-18 school year, students must receive thirty minutes of cardiopulmonary resuscitation instruction (CPR), including "hands on" practice, and training in the proper performance of the Heimlich maneuver.
½
​Electives​7½
​Personal Finance
Students must demonstrate mastery of state competencies for Personal Finance by passing one of the following courses listed below. Courses marked with an * also require that students take a proficiency exam. 

Total

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