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MSHS GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

20 CREDITS ARE REQUIRED TO MEET GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Please be aware that admission to a four-year college/university will require more than what is listed below. The information on this page is the minimum needed to receive a high school diploma from Mahomet-Seymour High School.

To participate in the Mahomet-Seymour High School graduation ceremony, students must complete all requirements for graduation prior to the graduation date. A student must earn at least 20 academic credits including the course requirements listed below:

  • Four years of English, which must include:
    • English 1, 2 and 3 (year long courses)
    • Speech Communication
    • One semester of an English elective course
  • Three years of Math.
  • Two years of Science, including Biology.
  • Two years of Social Studies, which must include:
    • One year of US History or AP US History and successful completion of the US and Illinois Constitution tests
    • Two semesters of Social Studies electives (including Civics starting with the Class of 2020)
  • Consumer Education – can be met by one of the following classes:
    • Consumer Education (11 or 12)
    • Economics (12)
    • Agribusiness Management (11 or 12)
    • CWT Classroom I (11 or 12)
  • One semester of Health
  • One year of Career Education (Agriculture, Business, Family and Consumer Science, Technology), or World Language, or Fine Arts (Art, Drama, Music)
  • PE (1/4 credit per semester)
    • PE is required each semester except:
      • The semester a student takes Health
      • During the 11th and 12th grade for ongoing participation in an interscholastic athletic program, marching band, or dance team
    • The following rules apply to PE waivers:
      • Students will be waived from PE at the time their activity starts and remain exempt for the remaining duration of the semester when the activity ends
      • Students enrolled in PE must have approval from the PE instructor to waive out (based on current status in the class)
      • Failure to return to PE if the sport, band, or dance is dropped will result in a failing grade for each day missed, and the student could fail PE for the quarter and the semester
      • Juniors and seniors may NOT waive PE if the waiver would give the student a third study hall
      • Juniors and seniors who have two study halls and drop a class will lose their PE waiver and be immediately placed in a PE class
      • PE waivers are available in the Guidance Office or may be printed HERE. Completed forms should be returned to the Guidance Office
      • Students who waive PE do not receive .25 credit and should stay mindful of the graduation credit requirements


 

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