An additional 4th math course aligned with the student's post-high plans.
Earth & Environmental Science
Chemistry or Physical Science or Physics
The Founding Principles: Civics & Economics
American History I
American History II
Note: US History AP and an additional Social Studies elective can replace American History I & II
Health and PE
9th Grade Health and PE
Career and Technical Education
One course from the Career and Technical Education Department
One course from the Arts Department: Visual arts, Dance, Music, Theater
These 18 credits are required for all students
This is not an ACS graduation requirement; however, 2 credits (of the same language) are required for 4-year University admission.
8 or 10
If a student plans to attend 4-year college/university, they will need 2 World Language credits and 8 additional credits. Otherwise, they will need 10 additional credit to the 18 listed above. See Board Policy 3460.
28 Credits to Graduate
Grading Scale and Quality Points
Less than 59
For students entering 9th grade in 2015-16 and later, Honors courses will receive an additional 0.5 quality points and Advanced Placement Courses (AP) will receive an additional 1.0 quality points. For example, a B in Honors English II would earn 3.5 quality points and an A in AP US History would earn 5.0 quality points.