Curriculum > NCHS Graduation Requirements
30 credits are required to graduate for the 2021-2022 year
Students and parents are encouraged to take the time to construct a four-year plan using the form provided. Consider the following as you do this:
  1. Do these courses meet NCHS graduation requirements?
  2. Do these courses meet the student's needs regarding preparation for career choices?
  3. Are these courses within the student's ability and do they help enhance his/her interests?

NCHS Graduation Requirements:

4 credits
1/2 credit
3 credits
1/2 credit
2 credits
1/2 Credit
2 credits
1 credit per year
1/2 Credit
1 Credit
*Computer Apps/Keyboarding should be taken during the Freshman year. A student may earn proficiency credit for this course if the student passes a proficiency exam.
**Two social studies credits MUST include one credit of US History/American Government and one-half credit Civics.
Required courses plus electives must equal 30 credits for the 2020-2021 year in addition to a successful Senior Project Presentation.

In addition, all students must:

  1. Take either seven (7) classes and an Academic Enrichment or eight (8) classes each semester including P.E. all four years. Freshmen are required to take an Academic Enrichment the first semester of their freshman year.
  2. Pass the State and Federal Constitution tests.
  3. Obtain pre-approval for the number of credits earned through community college courses, correspondence courses, summer school, and evening classes. (See handbook)
  4. Obtain pre-approval from the high school superintendent to take Driver Education outside NCHS.

NCHS allows the following State guidelines for exemption from Physical Education for students in grades 11 and 12:

  1. The student provides written evidence from an institution of higher education that a course is required for admission that the student cannot otherwise fit into his/her schedule.
  2. The student lacks sufficient course credit for graduation.
  3. The student is a junior or senior and participating in a varsity sport.

Students who have a medical exemption for P.E. for the duration of a semester will enroll in another course.

Additional inormation about courses that satisfy the minimum credits needed to graduate in the various disciplines can be found in the 2021-2022 Course Catalog.

Information subject to change without notice. Please check with the main office for any changes to the graduation requirements.