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Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements

The column on the left represents high school graduation requirements for every Chicago Public School; the right-hand column reflects Chicago Public Schools’ recommendations for Selective Enrollment High Schools.


High School Graduation

Recommended College Prep

4.0 English

4.0 English

3.0 Mathematics

4.0 Mathematics

3.0 Science

4.0 Science

3.0 Social Sciences

4.0 Social Science

2.0 World Language

4.0 World Language

2.0 Fine Arts

2.0 Fine Arts

2.0 Physical Education/JROTC

2.0 Physical Education/JROTC

2.0 College-Career Pathways

2.0 College-Career Pathways

3.0 Electives

2.0 Electives



24 Credits

Driver’s Ed/Consumer Ed - Non-Credits

28 Credits

Driver’s Ed/Consumer Ed - Non-Credits


The Chicago Board of Education amended the Chicago Public Schools’ Minimum High School Graduation Requirements Policy (605.3) at the Wednesday, February 24, 2016 Board Meeting, beginning with the Freshman class in School Year (SY) 2016-2017, to include the following subject/curriculum areas:

      

     Art

          Current   - 2.0 credits in two different disciplines (Art, Music, Dance, or Drama

          Class 2020 & Beyond-  2.0 credits in a single discipline (Art, Music, Dance, or Drama)


     Civics

          Class of 2017, 2018 & 2019  - Not required

          Class 2020 & Beyond-  As part of third Social Science course,  a 0.5 credit must be in Civics.

          or AP Government


    Computer Science

         Class of 2017, 2018 & 2019  - Not required

         Class 2020 & Beyond-  In place of Career Ed II - 1.0 Computer Science course


Promotion Policy

Students entering a CPS high school after September 1997 or later must obtain the following promotion criteria:

Grade 9

5

units of credit

Grade 10

11

units of credit

Grade 11

17

units of credit

Grade 12

24

units of credit


Academic Center students must earn a semester grade of C or higher for high school credit to be awarded.  AC Students will be required to retake any courses they did not pass with a C or higher.


You can read the official policy at: http://www.cps.edu/Pages/Gettingtothenextgrade.aspx