Graduation Requirements

  • In order to graduate from Nixa High School, students must meet all of Nixa Public Schools and the Missouri State Board of Education requirements. In addition to earning the required 24 credits and passing specific required classes, graduates must pass the Missouri Constitution test and the U.S. Constitution/Civics test. Students must also complete CPR training.


    View the requirements below:

  • Credits Required for a Nixa High School (Diploma)

  • Credits Required for Missouri State Colleges & Universities

  • Credits Required for 2 Year College, Military, Workforce - CTE Diploma

  • Credits Required for an AP Capstone Diploma - Four Year University

  • Credits Required for Honors Diploma - Four Year University

  • 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
    • Seniors: Fourth year of high school with a minimum of 17 credits

Career Planning

  • Missouri Connections

  • Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP)

  • How to Start Planning for College in 11th Grade

  • How to Start Planning for College in 12th Grade

  • Four Year College Prep Courses

Course Description by Department

  • Course Description Key

  • Agriculture

  • Art

  • Business, Marketing, & Finance

  • Communication Arts - English

  • Family & Consumer Science


  • Health & Physical Education

  • Industrial Technology

  • Journalism

  • Junior Reserve Officer's Training Corps (JROTC)

  • Mathematics

  • Music

  • Non-Credit

  • OTC - Ozarks Technical Community College

  • Other Electives

  • Other Fine Art

  • Other Practical Art

  • Project Lead The Way (PLTW) - Computer Science

  • Project Lead The Way (PLTW) - Engineering

  • Science

  • Social Studies

  • Speech & Debate

  • Theatre

  • Virtual Learning

  • World Languages - Spanish

  • World Languages - French

Nixa High School Counselors Contact

  • Phone Number: 417-724-3535

    9th Grade Counselor:

    10th Grade Counselor: 

    11th Grade Counselor:

    12th Grade Counselor: 

Nixa High School Course Description Book