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Class of 2013 and beyond As of 7.31.12. Course# of Credits English (English I, II, III, and IV)4 Math (Algebra 1 and above; must take at least one class.

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1 Class of 2013 and beyond As of

2 Course# of Credits English (English I, II, III, and IV)4 Math (Algebra 1 and above; must take at least one class each year) 4 Science (Biology, Chemistry, and one additional lab science) 3 Social Studies - World History or World Geography1 - US History1 - Government.5 - Economics.5 - Personal Finance.5

3 Course# of Credits World Languages (two years of same language)2 Lifetime Wellness1 Physical Education1 Fine or Performing Arts6 Elective1 TOTAL25.5 *Elective credits are any academic/arts/PE credits that are above and beyond the graduation requirements listed above.

4 Promotion criteria is based on number of credits and being on track with English and Math credits The criteria below reflects MNPS requirements for promotion criteria based on the number of classes offered at NSA. To be promoted to sophomore status: 6 credits 1 English credit; 1 Math credit To be promoted to junior status: 12 credits 1 English credit; 1 Math credit To be promoted to senior status: 18 credits 1 English credit; 1 Math credit

5 Graduating with Honors This is MNPS required criteria. This is MNPS required criteria. Students must score at or above ALL of the subject area readiness benchmarks on the ACT or equivalent score on the SAT Students must score at or above ALL of the subject area readiness benchmarks on the ACT or equivalent score on the SAT English 18 English 18 Math22 Math22 Science24 Science24 Soc. St/ Reading 21 Soc. St/ Reading 21

6 Graduating with Distinction This is MNPS required criteria. This is MNPS required criteria. Earn a B average (85 or higher) Earn a B average (85 or higher) AND complete one of the following: AND complete one of the following: Earn a nationally recognized industry certification Earn a nationally recognized industry certification Participate in at least one of the Governors schools Participate in at least one of the Governors schools Participate in one of the states All State musical organizations Participate in one of the states All State musical organizations Be selected as a National Merit Finalist or Semi-Finalist Be selected as a National Merit Finalist or Semi-Finalist Attain a score of 31 or higher on the ACT Attain a score of 31 or higher on the ACT Successfully complete the IB Diploma Programme Successfully complete the IB Diploma Programme Earn 12 or more semester hours of Transcripted postsecondary credit Earn 12 or more semester hours of Transcripted postsecondary credit Attain a score of 3 or higher on at least two advanced placement (AP) exams Attain a score of 3 or higher on at least two advanced placement (AP) exams AP scores are not returned to schools until the summer so this criteria must be met by end of junior year in order to graduate with distinction on the students actual graduation day senior year.AP scores are not returned to schools until the summer so this criteria must be met by end of junior year in order to graduate with distinction on the students actual graduation day senior year. If a student receives a score of 3 or higher on their second AP test in the summer after their senior year, they can submit a Diploma Change Request Form in the counseling office. This allows them to have their diploma updated to reflect the Diploma with Distinction status.If a student receives a score of 3 or higher on their second AP test in the summer after their senior year, they can submit a Diploma Change Request Form in the counseling office. This allows them to have their diploma updated to reflect the Diploma with Distinction status.


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