• 505.5


    Code No.  505.5

    GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

    Students must successfully complete the courses required by the board and Iowa Department of Education in order to graduate.  The required courses of study will be reviewed by the board annually.  Said courses of study shall be listed in the North Polk Course Registration Guide and the North Polk High School Student Handbook.Graduation requirements for special education students will be in accordance with the prescribed course of study as described in their Individualized Education Program (IEP). 

    Students who earn 46 or more credits will graduate with a traditional diploma. Students are required to earn these credits as follows:

                      Language Arts                                                                  8 credits

                      Science                                                                            6 credits

                      Mathematics                                                                    6 credits

                      Social Studies                                                                  6 credits

                      Computers                                                                       1 credit

                      Financial Literacy                                                             1 credit

                      Health                                                                             1 credit (beginning with class of 2017)

                      Physical Education                                                          1 credit

                      Electives                                                                           16 credits

    Students who earn between 39 and 45.875 credits will graduate with a basic diploma. Students are required to earn these credits as follows:

                      Language Arts                                                                 8 credits

                      Science                                                                           6 credits

                      Mathematics                                                                   6 credits

                      Social Studies                                                                 6 credits

                      Financial Literacy                                                            1 credit

                      Health                                                                             1 credit (beginning with class of 2017)

                      Physical Education                                                          1 credit

                      Electives                                                                          10 credits

    It is the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with parents, to ensure that students complete grades one through twelve and that high school students complete 46 credits. 

    Legal Reference:              Iowa Code §§ 256.11, .11A; 279.8; 280.3, .14 (2009).

                                            281 I.A.C. 12.2; .3(7); .5; 41.404(6)(e).

    Cross Reference:              505       Student Scholastic Achievement

                                             603.3    Special Education

    Approved:  04/11/2006

    Reviewed:  03/14/2006, 03/24/201103/22/2016

    Revised:     01/23/2014