High School Graduation Requirements

PRS High School Diploma Requirements

To be eligible for a Poudre River School high school diploma, students must complete the minimum credit requirements listed below. Course Recommendations are provided for students planning to attend a 2- or 4-year college or university. These are only recommendations based on what colleges typically expect to see. The best way to find out what courses your student should complete before applying to college is to contact several colleges of interest and ask them what they want to see on their transcript.

Subject Credits
Math 3.0
Science 3.0
English 4.0
Social Studies 3.0
Health & Wellness 0.5
Physical Education 1.0
Personal Finance 0.5
Electives 7.0
TOTAL 22.0

In traditional public schools, 1 credit represents 120-180 hours of work. A typical, full-time high school course is 0.5 credit per semester or 1 credit per year. Do keep in mind that if your student covers the same amount of material in less time, there is no reason not to award them the credit. It is up to you to use your judgement. Click here for more information about how to assign credits for high school courses.

For more information about planning for high school, visit HSLDA’s Guide for Homeschooling Through High School page and sample plans.