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Standard Diploma

To receive a standard high school diploma, each student granted an exception to the 21st Century Course of Study must complete 22 1/2 units of approved course work and pass or participate in the required state assessment, based on the cohort assignment.

Areas of Study                    Credit(s)                                                        Areas of Study                    Credit(s)

English                                            4                                                                                  U.S. Government                            1

Mathematics                                   3*                                                                                 Physical Education                         2

Science                                           2                                                                                  Health Education                            1/2

World History/Geography               1**                                                                                21st Century Learning                    1/2***

U.S. History                                    1                                                                                   Electives                                         7 1/2

Total                                                                                                                                                                                           22 1/2

*  Students in the 2017 Cohort and 2018 Cohort must include Algebra I or Principles of Algebra, and Geometry or Principles of Geometry.  Students in the 2019 Cohort and beyond must include Algebra I or higher.

**World History or Geography is required for all Clark County School District students.  World History or Geography taken in the Clark County School District fulfills the Arts/Humanities or Career and Technical Education state requirement.

***Satisfactory completion of a semester computer literacy course offered in Grades 6, 7, or 8 will meet the requirement for the 21st Century Learning.

Advanced Diploma

To receive and Advanced Diploma, each student must complete 24 units of approved course work and pass or participate in the required state assessment, based on the cohort assignment, and achieve a minimum of a 3.25 unweighted GPA.

Areas of Study                    Credit(s)                                                        Areas of Study                    Credit(s)

English                                            4                                                                                  Physical Education                         2

Mathematics                                   4*                                                                                 Health Education                           1/2

Science                                           3                                                                                  21st Century Learning                   1/2**

World History/Geography               1                                                                                  Arts & Humanities or                      1***

U.S. History                                    1                                                                                  Career and Technical Education

U.S. Government                            1                                                                                  Electives                                         6

Total                                                                                                                                                                                           24

*  Students in the 2017 Cohort and 2018 Cohort must include Algebra I or Principles of Algebra, and Geometry or Principles of Geometry.  Students in the 2019 Cohort and beyond must include Algebra I or higher.

**Satisfactory completion of a semester computer literacy course offered in Grades 6, 7, or 8, will meet the requirement for the 21st Century Learning.

***For students pursuing the Advanced Diploma, World History or Geography will satisfy either the student's third social studies credit or the student's Arts and Humanities or Career and Technical Education credit, but not both.

Advanced Honors Diploma

To receive an Advanced Honors Diploma, each student will be required to fulfill the Advanced Diploma requirements and must complete a minimum of 12 Honors, International Baccalaureate (IB), or Advance Placement (AP) courses or 24 semesters required of the Honors Course Program.  Each student must pass or participate in the required state assessment based on the cohort assignment, and achieve a minimum of a 3.25 unweighted GPA and 3.85 weighted GPA.

Areas of Study              Credit(s)       Areas of Study                    Credit(s)       Required Areas of Study         Required Number of

English                                    4                       Physical Education                         2                                                                                   Honors/AP/IB Courses

Mathematics                           4*                      Health Education                            1/2                   English                                                 3

Science                                   3                       21st Century Learning                    1/2**             Mathematics                                         2

World History/Geography        1                       Arts & Humanities or Career          1***                 Science                                                 2      

U.S. History                             1                             and Technical Education                                 Foreign Language^ (2nd year)              1

U.S. Government                     1                        Electives                                        6                    Social Studies                                       2

Total                                                                                                                          24                 Optional Selected Honors/AP/

                                                                                                                                                       IB Courses                                            2 

*  Students in the 2017 Cohort and 2018 Cohort must include Algebra I or Principles of Algebra, and Geometry or Principles of Geometry.  Students in the 2019 Cohort and beyond must include Algebra I or higher.

**Satisfactory completion of a semester computer literacy course offered in Grades 6, 7, or 8, will meet the requirement for the 21st Century Learning.

***For students pursuing the Advanced Honors Diploma, World History or Geography will satisfy either the student's third social studies credit or the student's Arts and Humanities or Career and Technical Education credit, but not both.

^ First year foreign language classes do not receive Honors credit.

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