Jacksonville High

JHS Academics

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Class of 2017

 

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ACADEMIC CORE COMPONENTS*                                                                                             CREDIT

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English                                                                                                                                                                 4.0

  • English I, English II, English III, English IV

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Mathematics                                                                                                                                                        4.0

  • Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II
  • A State Board of Education-approved math course, which could include

Mathematical Models with Applications (taken before Algebra II), Precalculus, Statistics or CTE Math Course

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Science **                                                                                                                                                             4.0

  • Biology or AP Biology
  • Two credits of the following: (A) Chemistry or AP Chemistry; and (B) Physics, or AP Physics
  • A State Board of Education-approved science course

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Social Studies                                                                                                                                                      4.0

  • S. History , World History , World Geography

U.S. Government (0.5 credit), Economics (0.5 credit)

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Second Language ***                                                                                                                                         2.0

  • Two credits in the same language

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Fine Arts                                                                                                                                                              1.0

  • One credit in fine arts (see fine arts descriptions)

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Speech                                                                                                                                                                  0.5

  • Communication Applications

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Physical Education                                                                                                                                             1.0

  • One credit in physical education or an equivalent substitute

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ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS - ELECTIVE COURSES                                                                    5.5

  • The credits may be selected from the list of courses approved by the SBOE

for Grades 9 – 12 (relating to TEKS).

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TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED:                                                                                                               26.0

 

*     College Board Advanced Placement courses may be substituted for requirements in appropriate

       subject areas.

**   The state requires Biology, Chemistry, and Physics for the DAP program.

*** Three years of foreign language are required for DAP and Texas Scholar programs.

Students may earn credit through an exam for acceleration for which they have received no prior instruction by passing with a 90%.