Graduation Requirements


  • A student's grade level is determined by the credits the student earned.  In addition, participation in class activities is determined by credits earned.


    Students are considered:

    • Freshmen: Met requirements of middle school
       
    • Sophomores: Successful completion of a minimum of 5 credits
       
    • Juniors: Successful completion of a minimum of 11 credits
       
    • Seniors: Successful completion of a minimum of 16 credits

     

    In order to graduate and earn a diploma from Sun Valley High School, all students must meet the following requirements:

    • Successfully complete and earn credit for courses as detailed in the table below.
    • Students that do not demonstrate proficiency on the Algebra I, Biology, and Literature Keystone Exams may be scheduled into semester‐long, 0.5 credit lab courses to recover content and retake the corresponding Keystone Exam(s).

     

    To receive a diploma from Sun Valley High School, a student must earn 23 credits in required courses and electives. Participation in the graduation ceremony is a privilege.

Credits to graduate
  • Foreign Language

    Many colleges recommend and/or require 2 years of the same foreign language.  Students planning to apply to competitive colleges and universities are strongly encouraged to take 4 years of foreign language.