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Middle & High School Academic Requirements

Middle School Academic Path

High School School Academic Path

Utah Graduation Requirements (See http://www.schools.utah.gov/curr/gradinfo/) 

High School Requirements

Education Requirements by Year 

A. The Board shall establish a core curriculum for students in grades 9-12.

B. Students in grades 9-12 shall earn a minimum of 15 units of credit.

C. Local boards shall offer students at least 24 units of credit in grades 9-12:

  • If a local board requires students to register for more than 24 units in grades 9-12, one- third of those credits above 24 shall be in one or more of the academic areas of math, language arts, world languages, science, or social studies as determined by the local board.
  • Local boards may exceed state requirements.

D. Grades 9-12 core curriculum as specified.



1. English/Language Arts (4 Credits)

2. Mathematics (3 Credits)

     Classes Through 2013-2014

  • Successful completion of Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 or higher.
  • Algebra 2 may be replaced with a course from the Applied or Advanced approved course list.

     Classes Beginning in 2013-2014

  • Successful completion of Secondary Mathematics I, II, and III or higher.
  • Parents may request that students replace Secondary III with a course from the Applied or Advanced approved course list.
  • Students who successfully complete Calculus have met graduation requirements regardless of the number of credits they have taken.

3. Science (3 Credits)

  • 2 Credits (from the four science foundation areas; Earth Systems, Biological Science, Chemistry, or physics).
  • 1 Credit (from the foundation courses or the applied or advanced science core list). 

4. Social Studies (3 Credits)

  • 1 Credit (U.S. History)
  • 0.5 Credit (Geography)
  • 0.5 Credit (Civilization)
  • 0.5 Credit (U.S. Government and Citizenship)
  • 0.5 Credit (General Financial Literacy) 

5. Directed Coursework (3 Credits)

  • 1.5 Credit (Fine Arts)
  • 1 Credit (CTE)
  • 0.5 Credit (Computer Technology) 

6. Physical Education Health (2 Credits)

  • 0.5 Credit (Health)
  • 0.5 Credit (Participation Skills)
  • 0.5 Credit (Fitness for Life)
  • 0.5 Credit (Individualized Lifetime Activities)
  • Optional: 0.5 Credit Maximum (Team Sport/Athletic Participation*)

     *Can be used in place of Participation Skills or Individualized Lifetime Activities only

7. Required Electives (6 Credits)

Total Credit Hours (24)


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