Graduation Requirements

For students planning to graduate high school with Oak Meadow, we require a distribution of academic subjects that provides a comprehensive education and a well-rounded transcript for college entrance requirements.

  • Seniors transferring to Oak Meadow for their final year must enroll in a minimum of three credits to be eligible to receive an Oak Meadow diploma.
  • Fully enrolled juniors who re-enroll for their final year must take at least two Oak Meadow credits to receive a diploma.
  • Students must take at least three credits per year to be considered fully enrolled.
  • Students who wish to receive a high school diploma from Oak Meadow must complete a minimum number of credits as noted in the chart below.
  • If you plan to apply to college, include college entrance requirements in your academic planning process.

Course Distribution

English 4 credits
Mathematics 3 credits (4 recommended)
Social Studies 4 credits
Science 3 credits (4 recommended)
Fine Arts 1 credit
World Language 2 credits
Health 1 credit
Fitness/PE 1 credit
Advanced Study 0.5 credit
Electives 2.5 credits

Suggested course schedule

The minimum requirement for graduation from Oak Meadow High School is 22 credits, but please note that our college-bound students typically graduate with 24-26 credits. These additional credits can include AP courses, computer technology courses, additional core courses, or electives in other areas of interest.

Grade 9 Grade 10
World Geography 1 credit World History 1 credit
Environmental Science 1 credit Biology with Lab 1.5 credits
Intro to Lit & Comp 1 credit Literature & Composition II 1 credit
Algebra I 1 credit Geometry 1 credit
Fine Arts/Elective
1 credit Language/Elective 1 credit
Fitness/PE .25 credit Fitness/PE .25 credit
Grade 11 Grade 12
Chemistry with Lab 1.5 credits Social Studies elective 1 credit
American Literature 1 credit Integrated Health & Fitness 1.5 credits
Algebra II 1 credit World Literature 1 credit
US History/
US Government
1 credit Advanced Study Program 0.5 credit
Language/Elective 1 credit Language/Elective 1 credit
Fitness/PE 0.5 credit Fitness/PE 0.5 credit

Important information

  • Upon enrollment your will receive an Oak Meadow Student Handbook outlining graduation requirements and policies.
  • Students who intend to enroll in college should plan to use some of their electives to fulfill the specific requirements for college entrance. We highly recommend that college-bound students take three years of a world language.
  • Oak Meadow requires three credits of math for graduation; however, we recommend that college-bound students carefully review the math requirements for each college program being considered.
  • Students wishing to graduate from Oak Meadow must be full-time students for both semesters of their senior year.
  • To be considered full time, at least three full credits must be taken per school year.
  • Oak Meadow accepts credits from other accredited high school and college programs. For example, credits earned from local high schools or community colleges, or other accredited distance-learning schools, can be used to satisfy Oak Meadow graduation requirements.
  • Oak Meadow offers Advanced Placement course through CYTOnline. These online courses can be taken for Oak Meadow credit and will prepare students for the College Board AP exams.
  • Also through CTYOnline, we offer a range of online computer technology courses that can be taken for elective credit.