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505.5 Graduation Requirements

Code No.  505.5






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                         3 credits

                  Physical Education                  2 credits

                  United States Government       1 credits

                  American History                    1 credits

                  Financial Literacy                   1 credits

                  Electives                                 18 credits


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


Prior to graduation, the district will advise students on how to successfully complete the free application for federal student aid.


Graduation requirements for special education students include successful completion of four years of English, three years of math, three years of social studies and three years of science. 


Students who complete a regular session in the Legislative Page Program of the general assembly at the state capitol will be credited ½ credit of social studies.


Students enrolled in a junior officers’ training corp will receive 1/8th physical education credit for each semester the student is enrolled in the program.  


Date Board Approved: 10/12/1992

Date Board Updated/Reviewed: 9/19/2022


Legal Reference:           Iowa Code §§ 256.11, .41; 279.8; 279.61; 280.3, .14.

                                    281 I.A.C. 12, .3(5); 12.(5).