Graduation requirements, as defined by law, fall into three categories - number of credits, courses required and attendance requirements. To enter high school, a student must have passed the previous grade, i.e., must have passed the 8th grade to enter 9th. Credits: Each semester course is 5 credits while full year courses, which meet everyday of the year, are worth 10 credits. Vocational courses are worth 15 credits. Students must complete a minimum of 130 credits to meet graduation requirements.
English I, II, II, IV
Physical Education I, II, II, IV (Every year enrolled)
US History I & II
Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra 2
Biology, Chemistry, and Physics or Environmental Earth Science
World Language I & II (sequential) Class of 2022
World Language I Beginning with class of 2023
It is recommended that all students complete a minimum of 2 years of the same World Language for college. College bound students are encouraged to exceed the 2 year recommendation and pursue level 3 and 4 world language courses.
21st century life and careers education
Financial Literacy or Personal Finance
Financial Literacy and Personal Finance classes fulfill the required 2.5-credits in financial, economic, business, and entrepreneurial literacy; 2.5 credits in a computer related course; and infused Career exploration/development as required by the State.
Financial Literacy is available as an online course. Please refer to the Financial Literacy course description under the Business Department.
Total of 130 credits
On June 5, 2019, the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) updated the high school graduation assessment requirements in both English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA) and mathematics for the Classes of 2019 through 2022, pursuant to an amended Consent Order from the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey. The Class of 2023 and Beyond The NJDOE is committed to providing fair notice to students and educators and will continue to collaborate with stakeholders to transition to the next generation of statewide assessments.
New Jersey Department of Education Graduation Assessment Requirement Information