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GCSD Graduation Requirements

GCSD Approved: 03/21/2013
Garfield County Graduation Requirements


Class of 2013
Class of 2014
Class of 2015
Class of 2016 and on

Panguitch
28.5
31
33.5
36

Bryce Valley
29.5
32
34.5
36

Escalante
31.5
33
34.5
36

Subject Requirements:

Language Arts - 4 Credits

  • Must take LA or and Advanced Placement Class through 11th grade.
  • The fourth credit may come through a LA 12, a foreign language, Debate, or upper level Language Arts Class.

Mathematics - 3 Credits

  • Graduating classes of 2013 and 2014 must complete Geometry & Algebra.
  • Graduating classes beyond 2014 must follow the new common core requirements.

Science - 3 Credits

  • Must complete two of the four Areas: Earth Systems (1 Credit), Biological Science (1 Credit), Chemistry (1 Credit), Physics (1 Credit).
  • Plus one additional unit of credit from the foundation courses or the applied or advanced science list.

Social Studies 3 Credits

  • All of the following courses are required: Geography for Life (1 credit), World Civilization (0.5 Credits), US History (1 Credit), US Government and Citizenship (0.5 Credits).

Arts - 1.5 Credits

  • Credit may come from any of the following Performance areas: Visual arts, Music, Dance, and Theatre.

GCSD Approved: 03/21/2013

Physical and Health Education - 2.5 Credits

  • Credit must come from: Health (1.0), Participation Skills (0.5), Fitness for Life (0.5), Individualized Lifetime Activities (0.5) or Team sport/athletic participation (0.5 max credits).

Career and Technical Education - 1.5 Credits

  • Adult Roles (.5)
  • Additional credits may come from: Agriculture, Business, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health Science and Technology, Information Technology, marketing, Technology Education, Trade and Technical Education.

Educational Technology - 0.5 Credit

  • Computer Technology is the specific name required for this course only and must be completed or successful completion of state-approved competency examination, credit may be awarded at the discretion of the school or school district.

General Financial Literacy - 0.5 Credit

  • General Financial Literacy (.5) is a state graduation requirement.
    In addition, students will take a math or science class their senior year.