Madison County School District

Graduation Requirements

CURRICULUM AREA

UNITS

REQUIRED SUBJECTS

ENGLISH

4

English I

English II*****

English III

English IV

MATHEMATICS

4*

Algebra I*****

Geometry

Algebra II

One (1) Additional Math

SCIENCE

4

Biology I*****

One (1) Physical Science**

Two (2) Additional Sciences

SOCIAL STUDIES

4

Mississippi Studies (½ Credit)

Geography (½ Credit)

World History

U.S. History*****

U.S. Government (½ Credit)

Economics (½ Credit)

HEALTH/PE

1

Comprehensive or Family/Individual (½ Credit)

&

Physical Education (½ Credit) ***

TECHNOLOGY

1

Keyboarding/Computer Applications or STEM

THE ARTS

1

ELECTIVES

5

TOTAL UNITS

24

*Pre-Algebra, Transitions to Algebra and Algebra I successfully completed in the 8th grade will count for one (1) Carnegie unit credit. At least two (2) of the four (4) required mathematics courses must be higher than Algebra I.

**The physical science requirement can be met by successful completion of classes such as Physical Science, Chemistry I and Physics I.

***The PE requirement can be met by participation in Band, ROTC, Athletics and other MHSAA sanctioned activities.

*****In addition to successfully completing the above courses, each student must earn a passing grade on the following state-mandated subject area tests: Algebra I, Biology I, English II Multiple Choice and Writing, and U.S. History.

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