Graduation Requirements

22 CARNEGIE UNITS ARE REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

[Note - ONE CARNEGIE UNIT = ONE CREDIT (or one full-year course)]

COURSE DISTRIBUTION – REQUIRED COURSES

 

ENGLISH 4 credits

 

SOCIAL STUDIES 3 credits

(Including 1 credit in US History

and ½ credit in civics/government course)

 

MATH 3 credits

 

SCIENCE 2 credits

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 1 credit

(Including 1 marking period of Heath)

 

ARTS or VOCATIONAL ED. 1 credit

 

COMPUTER-BASED COURSE 1 credit

 

Students MUST demonstrate proficiency in MATH and LITERACY through the CAPT test OR an alternative designated by the Waterbury Board of Education.

 

College-bound students are STRONGLY recommended to take 4 credits (4 years) of English, math, science and social studies.  In addition, at least 2 years (minimum) of one foreign language is recommended for admission to college.

 

Students MUST participate in SUBSTANCE ABUSE EDUCATION -

17 classes each year in grades 10, 11 and 12.