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505.5 Graduation Requirements

Students must successfully complete the courses required by the board and Iowa Department of Education in order to graduate. 


It is the responsibility of the superintendent to ensure that students complete grades one through twelve and that high school students complete 46 credits prior to graduation.  The following credits will be required:


                  English/Language Arts            8 credits

                  Science                                   6 credits

                  Mathematics                          6 credits

                  Social Studies                          6 credits

                  Physical Education                 2 credits

                  Electives                                18 credits


The required courses of study will be reviewed by the board on a regular basis.


Graduation requirements for special education students will be in accordance with the prescribed course of study as described in their Individualized Education Program (IEP). 


Date Board Approved: 10/12/1992

Date Board Updated/Reviewed: 8/20/2018



Legal Reference:         

Iowa Code §§ 256.11, .11A, .41; 279.8; 280.3, .14.

                                    281 I.A.C. 12.2, .5; 12.3(5).