Students graduating from NCUHS are required to have earned 25 or more credits. This number is higher than some other local and state high schools, and it is crucial that you check in with a school counselor in reference to a student’s ability to graduate if there have been any moves, transitions, interruptions, or other variables in his or her high school career. An NCUHS School Counselor will be happy to talk with you further about what students need to accomplish prior to graduation. The number 25 should be seen as a minimum, and many students earn more credits (32) in an effort to better prepare for career and college success.
North Country Students need to earn their 25 credits from a variety of different programs:
4 credits: in Language Arts
3 credits: in Science
3 credits: in Math (*Students enrolled in everyday freshman Algebra will earn two credits during the course of the year, but this course will fill only 1 of the 3 requirements to graduate)
3 credits: in Social Studies (*must include World History, Government and Economics, and US History)
1.5 credits: in Physical Education
1 credit: in Fine Art
.5 credit: in Health Education
Plus 9 credits of electives (JROTC, Foreign Language, NCCC Courses, additional core classes, etc)
16 required credits + 9 elective credits = 25 TotalCredits
Course Load– Students are required to attend school for a minimum of 7 blocks of instruction. Any student wishing to enroll in less than 7 blocks must complete a petition to Mr. Rivard per School Board policy.
Driver’s Ed-Students must fill out a Drivers Ed application, sophomore designation, and possess an appropriately dated Learner’s Permit. Students are placed in Driver’s Ed based on their birth date and course availability.
See NCUHS Policy F.32 for further clarification on graduation requirements.