Hamden Public Schools District Policies

6146 - Graduation Requirements

Credit Distribution Requirements

Beginning with the class of 2023, students must earn a minimum of twenty-five (25) credits, and meet the proper credit distribution requirements.


Students must earn credits in the following:

Humanities                                                                   9 credits (includes 1 credit in Civics and 1 credit in the Arts)

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics   9 credits

World Language                                                           1 credit

Health and Safety Education                                        1 credit

PE and Wellness                                                          1 credit

Mastery-based diploma assessment                            1 credit

Additional coursework                                                   3 credits

To graduate from the Hamden Public Schools, students in the classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022 must earn a minimum of twenty-three (23) credits and meet the proper credit distribution requirements.


Students must earn credits in the following:

English                           4 credits (1 credit American Literature)

Social Science               3 credits (1 credit United States History, .5 credit Civics)

Mathematics                  3 credits (business math or accounting at the high school counts toward this requirement)

Science                          3 credits (1 credit Biology)

Physical Education        1.5 credits

Practical Arts                  .5 credit*

Fine Arts                         1 credit**

Health Education            .5 credit

Electives                         6.5 credits

*Courses in Business, Career Education, Technology and Family and Consumer Science

** Courses in Art, Music and Theater

 

Options if Credit Requirements Not Met

A.  Enroll in summer school and meet the credit requirements; or

B. Return to high school as a fifth year student and meet the credit requirements.

(cf. 6172.6 External and Online Credit Options)

 

Legal References:   
Connecticut General Statutes

10-16b Prescribed courses of study.

10-221a High school graduation requirements.

10-223a Promotion and graduation policies.   

     

Policy Adopted: June 14, 2005    
Policy Amended:  December 12, 2006    
Policy Amended: May 12, 2015                                      HAMDEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Policy Amended:  April 9, 2019         Hamden, Connecticut