• Students entering ninth grade for the first time in 2021-2022 must pass the following courses and earn at least 22 credits:

    Four sequential English credits which shall be:
    1. Starting with English I
    2. English II
    3. English III
    4. English IV
    Four Mathematics credits which shall be either:
    1. NC Math 1, 2, and 3 and a fourth mathematics course to be aligned with the student’s post-high school plans
    2. In the rare instance a principal exempts a student from the Future-Ready Core mathematics sequence, except as limited by N.C.G.S. §115C-81(b), the student will be required to pass: NC Math 1 and Math 2 plus two additional courses identified on the NC DPI Math options chart.

    Note:  Credit shall be awarded for Math I, II, III if taken prior to the 2016-17 school year.

    Three Science credits which shall be:
    1. a physical science course
    2. Biology
    3. an earth/environmental science course
    Four Social Studies credits which shall be:
    1. Founding Principles of the United States of America and North Carolina:  Civic Literacy
    2. Economics and Personal Finance
    3. American History
    4. World History
    One Health and Physical Education credit:
    1. Students are required to successfully complete CPR instruction to meet Healthful Living Essential Standards as a requirement for high school graduation.
    2. Accommodations/alternative assessments for students identified by ADA or IDEA will be provided.
    Two Elective credits of any combination from either:
    1. Career and Technical Education (CTE) or
    2. Arts Education or
    3. World Language

    Note: For clarification, possible elective combinations may include 2 World Language credits; or 1 CTE credit and 1 Arts Education credit; or 2 CTE credits; or 1 Arts Education credit and 1 World Language credit; or other combinations from a, b and c. 

    Four Elective credits from the following (four-course concentration recommended):
    1. Career and Technical Education (CTE)
    2. ROTC
    3. Arts Education (e.g., dance, music, theater arts, visual arts)
    4. Any other subject area or cross-disciplinary courses (e.g., mathematics, science, social studies, English and dual enrollment courses)