Graduation Requirements

Mount Sophia’s program is structured to give a standard for attaining a high school diploma for both college-bound and non-college bound students.

SUBJECT NON-COLLEGE BOUND COLLEGE-BOUND
English, Language Arts, Literature 4 credits 4 credits
Mathematics 4 credits (includes Algebra I, Geometry, Consumer Math & now other math) 4 credits (includes Algebra I, II, Geometry & Consumer Math)
Social Studies 4 credits (includes 1 credit each of American & World history, ½ credit each of civics,economics, geography, & 1 elective) 4 credits (includes 1 credit each of American & World history, ½ credit each of civics,economics, geography, & 1 elective)
*Science 4 credits: biology, chemistry, health, one other science, 3 must have labs (incl. bio & chem.) 4 credits: biology, chemistry, health, one other science, 3 must have labs (incl. bio & chem.)
World Languages 2 credits 3 credits
**Career Pathways/Vocational Training 3 credits (some may be integrated) 3 credits integrated
Technology 1 credit 1 credit
Physical Education 2 credits 2 credits
Fine Arts 1 credit 1 credits
Electives up to 4 credits 3 credits
TOTAL REQUIRED 26 CREDITS 26 CREDITS

* University of Delaware and some other state universities are looking for Physics and Pre-calc in senior year, as well as at least two credits of Social Sciences. (Geography, civics, economics, psychology, sociology, human development and anthropology are examples of Social Sciences.)

**Career Pathways can be in the form of apprenticeships, service, or specific course work in the student’s area of interest.

Service hours – While service is not a graduation requirement, Mount Sophia prefers that all students serve others in some area for at least 25 hours per year.