Graduation Requirements 2019 and 2020

High School Graduation Requirements (BP 351.4) – for Cohorts 2019 and 2020:

REQUIRED

COURSES

COLLEGE

PREP

CREDITS

CAREER

PREP

CREDITS

Language Arts 4 4
Social Studies¹ 4 3
Math² 4 3
Science³ 4 3
Health 1 1
Physical Education 1 1
Chamorro 1 1
Fine Arts 1 1
TOTAL CORE REQUIREMENTS 20 17
Career Prep Courses 0 4-6
Selected Site-based Courses 4 1-3
TOTAL CREDITS 24 24

Specific Requirements:

1Social Studies– Students must complete the following:

1 credit Guam History,

1 credit World Studies (World History or World Geography), and

1 credit Citizenship Studies (American Government/Civics, U.S. History)

Note:  College Prep students must take U.S. History and American Government

2Math– Students must complete the following:

1 credit Algebra II or Geometry (Algebra I is a prerequisite for these courses)

Note: Career Prep students may substitute Applied Math for Algebra II or Geometry.

3Science– Students must complete the following:

1 credit Life Science (Biology/Living Biology)

1 credit Physical Science (Physical Science, Chemistry or Physics).

Graduation Requirements 2021 and 2022

Graduation Requirements 2021 and 2022

REQUIRED

COURSES

COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS

Course of Study

Language Arts 4
Social Studies¹ 3
Math² 4
Science³ 3
Health 1
Physical Education 1
Chamorro 1
Fine Arts 1
TOTAL CORE REQUIREMENTS 18
College, Career & Life Courses (CCL) 6
 

TOTAL CREDITS

 

24

Specific Requirements:

1Social Studies– Students must complete the following:

1 credit Guam History, unless taken and passed in middle school. If this is the case, student may choose any other social studies course to fulfill this credit.

1 credit World Studies (World History or World

Geography), and

1 credit Citizenship Studies (American Government/Civics, U.S. History)

2Math– Students must complete the following:

1 credit Algebra I

1 credit of Geometry

Remedial Math, General Math, Transition to Advance Math, Pre-Algebra or any other adopted developmental math course may be taken as needed to ensure readiness for Algebra I and Geometry and will count toward their overall math requirements but will account for no more than two math credits. In cases where a student needs to take more than 2 credits of these developmental courses, or if the total number of credits for math exceed the required number, excess credits will count towards the students CCL requirements.

Upon completion of the Algebra I and Geometry requirements, students can take any combination of advanced coursework, applied mathematics, practical math, consumer math and financial literacy.

3Science– Students must complete the following:

1 credit Life Science (Biology/Living Biology, or other life science), and

1 credit Physical Science (Physical Science, Chemistry or Physics).