Student Course Selections

A basic grade level overview for the vast majority of student schedules is shown in this section.

Grade 9
Grade 10
English I
English II
United States History  World History
Mathematics Mathematics
Earth Science or Honors Biology
Biology I/Science
Elective 1 - see note 1 Elective 3 - see note 1
Elective 2 - see note 1 Elective 4 - see note 1
Physical Education - 9 Physical Education - 10
Health I Safety Education

Notes (9 and 10)
  1. Electives may include Arts and Humanities, World Language, and career oriented courses. A list of approved courses for the two Arts & Humanities credits can be found under the Arts & Humanities Electives header.


Grade 11 Grade 12
English III or AP Lang./Comp.
English IV or AP Lit./Comp.
Civics or AP Social Studies Social Studies/Mathematics/Science - see note 2
Mathematics Elective 7
Science
Elective 8
Elective 5 – see note 1 Elective 9 – see note 1
Elective 6 – see note 1 Elective 10 – see note 1
Physical Education- 11 Physical Education- 12
 Health II (11th or 12th grade) Health II (11th or 12th grade)

Notes (11 and 12)

  1. Electives may include Arts and Humanities, World Language, and career oriented courses. A list of approved courses for the two Arts & Humanities credits can be found under the Arts & Humanities Electives header.
  2. A minimum of ten credits must be earned in the combined social studies, science, and mathematics fields of study.

In addition: 

All students must pass (proficient or advanced) the Keystone examination administered in Grades 10-12, or a standards-focused remediation course in Grade 12 in mathematics biology and literature.

Students who do not pass the Keystone test in Grade 10 are required to take the Keystone retest.

Note: Students new to the district in Grade 12 with passing state test scores will receive credit. Students with failing scores must take the remediation course. Students with no scores may take a local standards-aligned test and based on results they will either receive credit or will be scheduled into the remediation course.

General Information for all students

The curricula is reviewed and modified to best prepare graduates to meet their future goals.

All curricular departments will establish required courses to ensure appropriate coverage of district and state standards.

Students who satisfactorily complete a special education program developed by Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams shall receive regular high school diplomas. This policy applies if eligible students’ special education programs do not otherwise meet all the requirements of Chapter 4 (from Section 4.23 of State Curriculum Regulations).

To be considered “full time” all students must carry a minimum of 5 major credits at any time plus any necessary minor credits. This applies to all students. Only seniors who are in their fifth year of high school shall be considered as exceptions to this stipulation as evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the high school principal or associate principal- grade 12.