Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements

A unit of credit (1.0) is earned by attending a class for two trimesters. A half-credit (0.5) is earned by attending a class for one trimester.

Credit toward graduation will be granted for A, B, C, D, and P grades. The standard credit will be 0.5 (one-half) trimester credit for a course meeting for 12 weeks. Non-credit grades include F (Failing), N (No-pass) and possibly I (Incomplete).

Course RequirementsCourse and Credit Requirements
English Language Arts4.0
Mathematics3.0 Algebra and above
Science (may include some CTE - Ag Science)3.0
Social Studies3.0
Health1.0
Arts (Includes: Fine Arts, World Languages, and Career & Technical Ed.)2.5
Future Focus0.5
Physical Education1.0
Electives8.0
TOTAL COURSE CREDITS26.0


Personalized Learning
Education Plan & Profile - Develop and education plan and build and education profile to guide learning toward student's personal, career, and post-high school goals.My Academic Plan and Profile (MAPP)
Career Related Learning Experiences (CRLE) - Participate in career experiences that connect classroom learning with real life experiences in the workplace, community, and/or school relevant to student's education plan.Complete two Career Related Learning Experiences
Extended Application (EA) - Apply and extend knowledge and skills in new and complex situations related to the student's personal and career interests and post-high school goals.Complete one Extended Application
Volunteer/Community ServiceDocument 40 hours of service


Proficiency of Essential Skills

Read and comprehend a variety of text

Meet or exceed Essential Skill by test or

Informational and Literary Work Samples

Write clearly and accurately

Meet or exceed Essential Skill by test or Narrative,

Argumentative, and Expository Work Samples

Apply mathematics in a variety of settings

Meet or exceed Essential Skill by test or Algebra,

Geometry and Statistics Work Samples

Honors Diploma Information

Students who desire to be challenged to academic excellence and to increase their chances for success in college or other post secondary programs should consider an Honors Diploma track.

The Honors Diploma is presented to those who meet or exceed the following requirements:

Core Academic Honors Courses (Minimum 8 Credits)Credits Possible

Any Core Academic College Class, 100 level or higher

.5 each
AP European History1.0
Honors Algebra II1.0
Advanced Speech1.0 maximum
AP Calculus1.5

AP English

1.5
AP Physics1.5
AP US History1.5
AP Biology1.5
Advanced Biology (Ecology, Genetics and Evolution).5 each
Chemistry II1.0
Chemistry III1.0
Discrete Math and Trigonometry.5
Humanities1.0
Model United Nations.5
Physics II (Energy & Motion).5 each
Pre-Calculus1.5
World Language III/IV (German/Spanish)1.0 each
World Literature1.0


Elective Honors Courses (Maximum 2 Credits)Credits Possible
Honors Care and Prevention of Sports Injuries.5
Debate and Argumentation1.0 maximum
Medical Terminology I & II.5 each
Wind Ensemble or Concert Choir1.0 maximum
Yearbook, Editor in Chief1.0 maximum
Completing CTE Program Advanced Coursework:

2.0 maximum

Accounting III, IV.5 each
Advanced Engineering, Manufacturing III

.5 each

Construction III, IV

.5 each

Entrepreneurship.5
Equipment Ops. and Maintenance, Floriculture: Flower Arrangers' Garden.5 each
Graphic Design II, III.5 each


You must meet the minimum graduation requirement for Canby High School Diploma and:

  1. Earn 8 credits out of the Core Academic Honors Courses with a "C" or better grade.
  2. Earn at least 2 additional credits from the Core Academic Honors Courses and/or Elective Honors Courses with a "C" or better grade.
  3. Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better, with "Cs" or higher in all classes.
  4. Earn 28 total credits.