Promotion & Graduation

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Graduation and Promotion Requirements

To receive a DCPS diploma, students who enroll in 9th grade for the first time in School Year 2007-2008 and thereafter must earn 24.0 credits.  (1.0 credit = a full year course and .5 credit = A one semester course) 

Students will be expected to take a one-credit ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies course in 9th grade, 10th grade, 11th grade, and 12th grade

Promotion Requirements

Grade 9 to Grade 10

6 Credits, including one ELA course and one Mathematics course

Grade 10 to Grade 11

12 Credits, including 2 ELA courses and any combination of 2 mathematics and/or science courses

Grade 11 to Grade 12

18 Credits, including 3 ELA courses and any combination of 3mathematics and/or science courses  

Possible elective course offerings per grade level and in four years

o   Studio art (multiple levels), ceramics, computer graphics, advanced art, Adobe Photoshop

o   Acting, costume/scene design, playwriting

o   Intro to programming, Blogging, Keyboarding (mandatory), Microsoft Office

o   Introduction to coding, Cisco, Java, etc. 

o   ELA 9-12, Literature/composition I, II, III, AP American Literature, AP English Language, AP English Literature, Humanities through Film, Hip Hop and Poetry, Creative Writing, Newspaper, Yearbook

o   Latin I, II (mandatory), Latin III, IV, AP, Spanish I, II (Mandatory), III, IV, AP

o   Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, II, Geometry, Trig, Math Analysis, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus, Sports Finance/Business, Statistics

o   Biology/AP, Chemistry/AP, Physics, Anatomy and Physiology, Robotics/engineering, AP Environmental Science

o   World History I, II, AP, US History, AP Art History, Government/AP, Philosophy

o   PE, Health, Personal Training