Saint Paul Public Schools Graduation Credits for College and Career Readiness

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  • Total Required Graduation Credits:

    7 Period Day Schedule = 94 Credits

    8/2 Schedule = 110 Credits

  • English Language Arts

    English Language Arts -- 16 Credits
    4 credits per year x 4 years
         * 1 Year of English 9
         * 1 Year of English 10
         * 1 Years of English 11
         * 1 Year of English 12

  • Social Studies

    Social Studies -- 16 Credits
    4 credits per year x 4 years
         * 1 Year of World History
         * 1 Year of Human Geography
         * 1 Year of US History
         * 1 Semester of Economics
         * 1 Semester of Government

  • Math

    Math -- 12 Credits
    4 credits per year x 3 years

         * 1 Year of Algebra 1
                 * 1 Year of Math beyond Algebra 2 may be substituted for Algebra 1 requirements if Intermediate Algebra was taken in middle school.
         * 1 Year of Geometry
         * 1 Year of Algebra 2

  • Science

    Science -- 12 Credits
    4 credits per year x 3 years
         * 1 Year of Science

         * 1 Year of Biology
         * 1 Year of Chemistry or Physics

     

  • Arts

    Arts -- 4 Credits

    4 credits total
         * 2 Semesters of Performing or Visual Arts

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    Physical Education -- 2 Credits

    2 credits total
         * 1 Semester of Physical Education 9 or 10

  • Health

    Health -- 2 Credits

    2 credits total
         * 1 Semester of Health, Ind & Community

  • Career and Technical Education

    Career and Technical Education -- 2 Credits

    2 credits total
         * 1 Semester of Agriculture, Business, Family Consumer Science or Technology

  • Electives

    Electives

         * 28 credits over four years (7 Period Day Schedule)

         * 44 credits over four years (8/2 Schedule)

  • Graduation Requirements

    Graduation Requirements

    Download a PDF of graduation requirements required by Minnesota Department of Education and Saint Paul Public Schools.

  • Assessment
    According to the Minnesota Department of Education (January 18, 2018), “Districts have a number of requirements to fulfill for students’ career and college planning for students first enrolled in grade eight in 2012–13 and later. This includes offering students in grades 11 and 12 an opportunity to participate in a nationally recognized college entrance exam (ACT or SAT) on a school day.” SPPS currently offers a school day ACT in the spring of each school year.