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Graduation Requirements
Graduation Requirements


Classification of Students
Freshman: 0 credits
Sophomore: 3 credits
Junior:  11 credits
Senior: 19 credits


Core Curriculum
Class of 2011 and 2012
Classes required for students graduating from Cumberland County Schools:

  • 4 units of English
  • 3 units of Math ( must include passing Algebra 1, and Algebra 2 or Geometry
  •  3 units of Science
  • 4 units of Social Studies ( US History, Economics, Government, World History or World Geography)
  • 1 unit of Lifetime Wellness
  • 1 unit of Keyboarding
  • 11 units of Electives

    A minimum of 27 units is required to graduate from a Cumberland County High School

Diplomas for the graduating Class of 2011 and 2012
Regular Highs School Diploma:
Students must pass all three parts of the Gateway Assessment (Algebra 1, Biology, and English 10) and follow the core curriculum.

Diploma of Specialized Education:
Students must complete a written IEP

Honors and High Honors: Seniors who have maintained a 4.0 QPA or higher will graduate with high honors.  Those who have maintained a 3.50 to a 3.99 GPA will graduate with honors. Recognition for honors and high honors will be determined after the completion of the fall semester of the senior year.

Core Curriculum of Class of 2013 and beyond

Classes required for students graduating from a Cumberland County High School in 2013 and beyond:
There are a number of courses that are equivalents or may be substituted for others. For specific course number see your Guidance Counselor.

  • 4 units of English
  • 4 units of Math ( must include passing Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry and one course higher
  •  3 units of Science (must include Biology, Chemistry, or Physics, and one more lab class
  • 4 units of Social Studies ( US History, Economics/Personal Finance, Government, World History or World Geography)
  • 1 unit of Lifetime Wellness
  • 1 unit of Physical Education or qualifying activity as subsitute
  • 1 unit of Keyboarding (or passing score in 8th grade)
  • Remaining units in Electives (3 in a recognized focus of study)

    A minimum of 27 units is required to graduate from a Cumberland County High School
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