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Graduation Requirements

This page tells about the basic requirements needed to graduate from Christ School. But there's more to Christ School than basic requirements. Your teachers and advisors encourage you to "challenge the curriculum" -take the hardest courses you can handle-and they will work with you to match your interests and talents to the right classes and a full range of extracurricular activities.

We're also here to prepare you for college. And every academic department -the arts, English, history, sciences, technology, foreign languages, and mathematics -offers Advanced Placement courses that give you a head start on your college coursework. At every grade level, from 8-12, our rigorous Honors courses challenge you to excel.

Christ School students are also required to participate in a physical activity for three seasons every school year. Most of our students select a team sport, but other options include school Work Crew, Theater, and the Outdoor Program-which offers activities in backpacking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and whitewater canoeing or kayaking.

To earn a Christ School diploma you will need 20 credits. The credits must fulfill the requirements in certain content areas, as outlined below.

English
4 units
An English course is required each year.

Science
3 units
Credits are required in Biology, Chemistry, and a third lab science. A fourth year of science is strongly recommended.

Mathematics
4 units
Credits are required in Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and one additional math course.

Foreign Language
2-3 units
2 credits are required in the same language.

History
3 units
Requirements include 1 credit in U.S. History and two others.

Fine Arts
1 unit
.5 credit must be in music

Technology
.5 unit

Religious Studies
.5 unit
New Testament, Old Testament, or World Religion are required.

Electives
2-3 units


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