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Check the JCPS Student Progression, Promotion, and Grading Handbook for the most up-to-date information on promoion and graduation requirements.

English/Language Arts

4 credits required

English I, English II, English III, English IV
Language arts must be taken each year of high school.

Mathematics

3 credits and the successful completion of a grade-twelve math course required

Each JCPS graduate will take a math course every year of high school and successfully complete a math course taken in the twelfth grade. It must meet the content standards in the state’s Kentucky Core Academic Standards and prepare a student for a career path based on the student’s Individual Learning Plan (ILP). Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II will continue to be requirements for all graduates.

Science

3 credits required

Each required course shall incorporate lab-based, scientific investigation experiences and include the content strands of biological science, physical science, earth and space science, and unifying concepts.

Social Studies

3 credits required

To include content strands of U.S. history, economics, government, world geography, and world civilizations

Health

1/2 credit required

To include the content strands of individual well-being, consumer decision, personal wellness, mental wellness, and community services

Physical Education

1/2 credit required

To include the content strands of personal wellness, psychomotor skills, and lifetime activity

History and Appreciation of Visual and Performing Arts

1 credit required

History and Appreciation of Visual and Performing Arts or another arts course that incorporates such content or a standards-based specialized arts course based on the student’s ILP

Electives

7 credits required

Electives shall include the following:

Total: 22 credits