Graduation Requirements
Graduation Requirements

In order to be awarded a high school diploma, a student must earn 24 credits for graduation and meet all requirements set forth in District Board of Education Policy 5460. 2. Students will be required to earn credit in the following areas:

  • 4 credits of English which incorporate instruction in written communication, oral communication, grammar and usage of the English language, and literature.
  • 3 credits of social studies, including 1 credit in Global Studies, 1 credit in U. S. History, and 1 credit in Government and Economics which incorporate instruction in state and local government.
  • 3 credits in mathematics which incorporate instruction in the properties, processes, and symbols of arithmetic and elements of algebra, geometry, and statistics.
  • 3 credits in science, including 1 credit in the biological sciences and 1 credit in physical sciences.
  • 1.5 credits of physical education which incorporate instruction on the effects of exercise on the human body, healthrelated physical fitness, and activities for lifetime use.
  • 0.5 credit of personal finance which introduces students to basic personal finance topics and concepts.
  • 0.5 credit of health education which incorporates instruction in personal, family, community and environmental health. 

 All students are required to complete an Academic & Career Plan for graduation. 

  • Beaver Dam High School
  • 500 Gould Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916
  • Phone: 920-885-7313