High School Graduation Requirements

Math4.0 creditsComplete all of the following:
Pre-Algebra A/B. Pre-Algebra is a non-credit course for high school. 7th Grade Math & Intro to HS Math are the equivalent of Pre-Algebra.
HS Math 1 A/B, or Algebra 1A* and Geometry 1A**
HS Math 2 A/B, or Algebra 1B* and Geometry 1B**
HS Math 3 A/B, or Algebra 2*
Pre-Calculus A/B
Students may graduate with fewer than 4 math credits if they have completed HS Math 1–3. A student who has completed Algebra 2 does not need to complete any other HS math courses.
*As of Fall, 2017 these courses are no longer offered live, but are offered self-paced.
**As of Fall, 2018 these courses are no longer offered live, but are offered self-paced.
Science3.0 creditsComplete 2.0 credits of foundational science courses (Earth Science A/B, Biology A/B, Chemistry A/B, Physics A/B) plus 1.0 credit of an additional foundational course or any other science course (such as Astronomy A/B).
Note that many selective colleges want to see the following courses on an applicant’s transcript: Biology A/B, Chemistry A/B, Physics A/B.
Social Studies3.0 creditsComplete U.S. History A/B, Government & Economics A/B, World Civilizations (0.5 credit), and Geography & World Events (0.5 credit).
Language Arts4.0 creditsComplete Writing & Rhetoric A/B (LA 9), American Lit A/B (LA 10), Political Lit (LA 11A) (0.5 credit), Short Stories (LA 11B) (0.5 credit), and World Lit A/B (LA 12).
Leadership2.0 creditsComplete Personal Leadership A/B, Social Leadership A/B, Professional Leadership (0.5 credit), and Financial Leadership (0.5 credit).
*Effective Fall, 2017, Personal Leadership A and B will still be required courses but PL A will now satisfy the required 0.5 Computer Tech credit and PL B will satisfy the required 0.5 Fitness for Life credit. Thus 2.0 credits of Leadership are now required instead of 3.0.
PE & Health2 creditsComplete all of the following:
Mind & Body Stewardship (satisfies 0.5 Health credit)
Fitness for Life (satisfies 0.5 PE credit). (Personal Leadership B (0.5 credit) satisfies Fitness for Life requirement if taken Fall 2017 or later.)
One additional credit of Independent PE (0.5 credit). Students should plan to take Independent PE two or more times.
Fine Arts1.5 creditsAny 1.5 credits, including from the following courses: Photography (0.5 credit), Beauty of Music (0.5 credit), Guitar Revolution (0.5 credit), Independent Fine Arts (0.5 credit), 3D Design: Modeling, Animation & Printing (0.5 credit), Digital Art & Graphic Design (0.5 credit). Students may take Independent Fine Arts multiple times.
Electives and Second Language4 creditsAny 4.0 credits. See the Electives Program on Williamsburg Learning site for a list of Elective courses offered.
Excess credit in any Program above will also apply to satisfy elective credit requirements.
Note that many selective colleges want to see 2.0 credits of a second language on an applicant’s transcript.
Technology0.5 creditComplete Personal Leadership A (0.5 credit). This course meets the requirements for the required Computer Technology course.


You can view specific high school course descriptions on the Williamsburg Learning website.