Graduation Requirements

GENERAL DIPLOMA

It is the student’s responsibility to take the courses necessary for graduation. To receive a general diploma, a student must satisfactorily complete 24 credits which must include the following:

  • One year of religion for each year spent in an Adventist academy
  • Computer – 1 credit
  • English – 4 credits
  • Fine Arts – 0.5 credits
  • Health – 0.5 credits
  • Mathematics – 2 credits
  • Physical Education – 2 credits
  • Science – 2 credits
  • Social Studies – 3 credits
  • Vocational – 1.5 credits
  • Electives – 1.5 credits minimum
  • Work – 0.5 credits per year (up to 2 credits can count toward the 24 credits needed for the general diploma)

The student must have a least a 1.00 cumulative GPA. The student must be enrolled as a member of the senior class the semester immediately preceding the expected date of graduation. No more than two credits of music and two credits of physical education may apply towards the 24 credits required for
graduation.

NOTE: Students may be conditionally accepted into college with a general diploma. However, upon enrolling, they may be required to take remedial college courses, some of which may not be counted towards college credit, prior to taking a full academic load.

ACADEMIC DIPLOMA

The offering of this diploma is solely intended to encourage students in selecting courses that will aid them in preparing for college. Each student is advised to make sure that he/she completes the proper courses for entrance to the particular college or university of choice. To receive an academic diploma, a student must satisfactorily complete 24 credits which must include the following:

  • One year of religion for each year spent in an Adventist academy
  • Computer – 1 credit
  • English – 4 credits
  • Fine Arts – .5 credits
  • Foreign Language – 2 credits
  • Health – .5 credits
  • Mathematics – 3 credits (excludes general math and pre-algebra)
  • Physical Education – 2 credits
  • Science – 3 credits (excludes general science)
  • Social Studies – 3 credits
  • Electives – 1 credit minimum
  • Work – .5 credit per year (does not count toward the 24 credits needed for the academic diploma
Students following the outlined classes for an academic diploma are required to maintain a C range or better in their academic classes, and they must have at least a 2.50 cumulative GPA. The student must be enrolled as a member of the senior class the semester immediately preceding the expected date of graduation. No more than two credits of music and two credits of physical education may apply towards the 24 credits required for graduation. Work credits do not apply toward graduation credits.