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

  1. Enroll in summer school and meet the credit requirements; or
  2. 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

Policy Amended:       April 9, 2019                               

Hamden Public Schools      Hamden, Connecticut