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NEW JERSEY HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS (N.J.A.C. 6A:8-5)
Number of Credits for State-Endorsed Diploma: Option One

STUDENT’S YEAR OF ENTRY: GRADE 9

Sept. 2000

Sept. 2001

Sept. 2002

Sept. 2003

Sept. 2004

Sept.
2005

Sept. 2006

Sept. 2007

Sept. 2008

Language Arts Literacy

20

20

20

20

20

20

20

20

20

Math

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

Science

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

Social Studies (Including 2 courses in US History per N.J.S.A. 18A:35)

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

Health and PE

3.75 per year

3.75 per year

3.75 per year

3.75 per year

3.75 per year

3.75 per year

3.75 per year

3.75 per year

3.75 per year

Technology

Technological Literacy, consistent with the Core Curriculum Content Standards, must be integrated throughout the curriculum.

Visual and Performing Arts (Art, Music, Theater, Dance) 10 credits total; may be acquired as 5 credits in visual and performing and 5 credits in practical arts or 10 credits in one content area

5

5

5

5

5

Career Education and Consumer, Family, and Life Skills (Practical Arts)

5

5

5

5

5

World Languages State Board moratorium on 10 credit requirement

5 or testing

5 or testing

5 or testing

5 or testing

5 or testing

Electives taken from CCCS areas

20

20

20

20

15

15

15

15

15

Total Number of Required Credits

110

110

110

110

110

110

110

110

110