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High School Graduation Requirements

Course and Diploma Requirements for Current Seniors

Students must complete at least 23 units to earn a regular high school diploma. The College-Preparatory/Work-Ready curriculum is Oklahoma’s default diploma path. Parents or guardians may waive this curriculum if they wish, which places their student onto the Core diploma path. Regardless of the path chosen. All students much complete a personal financial literacy requirement as well as complete a CPR/AED requirement.

Subject

Core Curriculum

College Prep/Work Ready

English

4 Credits: 

Grammar and Composition

Three from: American Literature, English Literature, World Literature, Advanced English courses 

4 Credits:

English I

English II

English III

English IV or other concurrent courses

Math

3 Credits:

Algebra I

Two from courses including Algebra II, geometry, Trigonometry or Precalculus

3 Credits from:

Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, math Analysis, calculus, Stats & Probability, AP Statistics or other approved course

Laboratory Science

3 Credits:

Biology I

Two from: life, physical, or earth science or technology

3 Credits:

Biology I

Chemistry

Physics or another approved lab science course

Social Studies

3 Credits:

U.S. History

1/2 Credit U.S. Government

1/2 Credit Oklahoma History

One from: history, government, economics, civics, or non-western culture

3 Credits:

U.S. History

1/2 Credit U.S. Government

1/2 Credit Oklahoma History

One from: history, government, economics, civics, or non-western culture

The Arts

2 Credits may include visual Arts and General Music

1 Credit may include music, art, drama, and speech

Additional Credits

Not Required

1 Credit from previously listed courses

2 Credits from World or non-English language or computer Technology courses (excludes keyboarding or typing courses)

Electives

8 elective credits

6 elective credits

Total Credits

23

23

*Senate Bill 1422 (2014) allows certain future high school senior students to substitute AP computer science for any math requirement.

Assessment Requirements

The Oklahoma School Testing Program (OSTB) administers seven end-of-instruction (EOI) exams in English language arts, math, and science course subjects as well as U.S. History, in compliance with ESSA and aligned with the Oklahoma Academic Standards. Students in grade 11 will be given the Oklahoma College and Career Ready Assessment (CCRA) which is comprised of two parts. Part one is either the ACT or SAT, inclusive of the writing section, and part two is science content.