Nixa High School

  • Nixa High School

    Graduation Requirements

     

    In order to graduate from Nixa High School, students must meet all of Nixa Public School’s and the Missouri State Board of Education requirements. In addition to earning the required 24 credits and passing specific required classes, graduates must pass both the U.S. Constitution/Civics tests.  Students must also complete CPR training.  Specific requirements are as follows:

     

    Subject Requirements

    And

    Nixa Required Courses

    Credits Required

    All

    Nixa

    Students

     MO State, Colleges & Universities

    Communication Arts

    English I, English II, English III 

    (4th credit must be English IV or an English elective)

     

    4

     

    4

     

    Mathematics

     

    3

     

     4

     

    Science

    Physical Science

    Biology

    One Science Elective

     

    3

     

    3-4

     

    Social Studies

    U.S. History

    World History

    Am. Government

    3

    3

     

    Fine Arts

    1

    1

     

    Practical Arts

    1

    1

     

    Physical Education

    Any PE class or 2 years of JROTC

    1

    1

     

    Health

    .5

    .5

     

    Personal Finance

    .5

    .5

     

    Electives

    (Some colleges require 2 years of the same foreign language)

    7

    5-6

     

    Total

    24

    24

     

    Graduation

    Seniors must have completed ALL graduation requirements to participate in the graduation ceremony and related activities. All correspondence courses must be completed three weeks prior to graduation.

     

    Classification by Credits:

    Students meeting the following criterion will qualify for grade classification as follows:

      • Sophomore:  Second year of high school with a minimum of 6 credits
      • Junior:           Third year of high school with a minimum of 12 credits
      • Senior:           Fourth year of high school with a minimum of 17 credits
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