Graduation Requirements

The total number of credits required graduation is 22.

Credit Requirements:

You are required to earn 22 credits in order to graduate from Farmington High School. A course that meets five times a week for a full period receives one credit. Other courses will be a percentage of this, depending on the class meetings.

The credit totals listed below are for credits earned during high school. Credits earned at the middle school are included in the 22 credit requirements if they are beyond the state-mandated 20 credits that must be taken in high school.

Each student must complete specific courses, as well as electives, in order to graduate. The required credit distribution is listed below:

Department

Minimum Credit Requirement

Additional Requirements

English

4 Credits

The literacy portfolio course cannot count toward English credit but can count towards the required total credits for graduation.

Mathematics

3 Credits

The math portfolio course cannot count toward Math credit but can count towards the required total credits for graduation.

Physical Education/ Health and Wellness

2 Credits

Senior courses cannot substitute for Wellness 9, 10 or 11

Science

3 Credits

3 credits of laboratory science, one of whichmust be biology.

Single semester scienceelectives do notsatisfy the science requirement.

The science portfolio course cannot count toward Science credit but it counts toward the required total credits for graduation.

Social Studies/ History

3.5 Credits

0.5 credit required in Government and Law or AP U.S. Government and Politics (fulfills state civics graduation requirement)

1.0 credit in US History is required.

Vocational or Fine Art

1 Credit

Students can choose from courses in the music, art and technology, and business departments.

World Languages

Passing the Farmington Language Standard Test (FLST) is required for graduation.


Required Graduation Standards

Performance Standards Requirements:

Students must meet Performance Standards Requirements in the areas of literacy, science, math, and world languages at a level that either meets or exceeds our established standards. To achieve these standards, a FHS student must achieve at least one of the following in each category:

Methods for Meeting Standard

Methods for Meeting Standard

Literacy

Score 500 or better on the evidence-based reading and writing section of the SAT.

Score 22 or better on the reading section of the ACT.

Meet standard on the grade 11 English mid-year or end of year assessment.

Meet the college readiness literacy standard on the Accuplacer.

Ifthe graduation standard is not met prior to senior year,students will be required to meet standard through the Literacy Portfolio course.

Math

Score 500 or better on the math section of the SAT.

Score 22 or better on the math section of the ACT.

Score a 3 or better on the AP exam in Statistics, Calculus AB or BC.

Meet standard on the Algebra 2 end of year assessment.

Meet the college readiness math standard on the Accuplacer.

Ifthe graduation standard is not met prior to senior year,students will be required to meet standard through the Math Portfolio course.

Science

Meet state goal on the science CAPT (a score of 4 or 5 on the science CAPT).

Meet standard on the Farmington High School Internal Discipline Assessment (FASP).

Ifthe graduation standard is not met prior to senior year,students will be required to meet standard through the Science Portfolio course.

World Language

Passing the Farmington Language Standard Test(FLST) is required for graduation.

Credit Load

Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6.0 credits each year. (This includes Physical Education and excludes work experience and/or Independent Study)

GRADE PLACEMENT and PROMOTION

FHS credits required to advance from

Number of credits required:

Grade 9 to 10

5.0 credits

Grade 10 to 11

10.5 credits

Grade 11 to 12

15.5 credits

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