Graduation Requirements

The Vanguard School awards two high school diplomas: an Academic Diploma and a General Studies Diploma; each diploma requires 24 school credits (semester system). Students who earn an Academic Diploma must demonstrate academic competency on a school administered individual or group achievement test (the Stanford 10) in reading comprehension and math computation. Students must achieve a cumulative 2.0 or better grade point average from 9th through 12th grades and attend classes 90% of the time (82 semester days).

Academic Diploma

General Studies Diploma

Minimum Credit Requirements

Minimum Credit Requirements

4 English (Concentration in Composition & Literature)

4 English* (Concentration in Composition & Literature)

4 Mathematics (Algebra I or higher level and Geometry)

4 Mathematics

3 Science (2 with labs)

3 Science (2 with labs)

3 Social Studies (US & World History/Economics/US Government)

3 Social Studies (US & World History/Econ/US Government)

1 Practical/Performing/Fine Arts

1 Practical/Performing/Fine Arts

1 Physical Education

1 Physical Education

2 Foreign Language (Exempt students need 2 Academic Electives)

2 Reading Classes

6 Electives

6 Electives

24 Total Credits

24 Total Credits

*Reading can receive one English credit towards General Studies Diploma.

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