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High School Graduation Requirements

Advanced Diploma Requirements

To receive an Advanced Diploma from a Clark County School District high school, students must meet the course and testing requirements outlined below and acheive a minimum unweighted grade point average (GPA) of 3.25. Please contact your school counselor to discuss a student’s course of study.

Advanced Diploma Credit Requirements
(Classes of 2017 and 2018)
Area of Study Credit(s)
English (aligned to End of Course Examinations) 2
English 2
Algebra I 1
Geometry 1
Mathematics 2
Science 3
World History / Geography 1
U.S. History 1
U.S. Government 1
Physical Education 2
Health ½
21st Century Learning ½
Social Studies, Arts, Humanities or Occupational Education Elective 1
Electives 6
Total 24

Testing Requirements for the Classes of 2017 and 2018

Students in the classes of 2017 and 2018 who wish to graduate with an advanced diploma must take the College and Career Readiness Assessment (ACT) as well as the four End of Course Exams (Mathematics I, Mathematics II, ELA I and ELA II).


Advanced Diploma Credit Requirements
(Class of 2019 and beyond)
Area of Study Credit(s)
English 4
Algebra I (or higher) 1
Mathematics 3
Science 3
World History / Geography 1
U.S. History 1
U.S. Government 1
Physical Education 2
Health ½
21st Century Learning ½
Social Studies, Arts, Humanities or Occupational Education Elective 1
Electives 6
Total 24

Testing Requirements for the Class of 2019

Students in the class of 2019 who wish to graduate with an advanced diploma must take the College and Career Readiness Assessment (ACT) and pass the four End of Course Exams (Mathematics I, Mathematics II, ELA I and ELA II).

Testing Requirements for the Class of 2020 and Beyond

Students in the classes of 2020 and beyond who wish to graduate with an advanced diploma must take the College and Career Readiness Assessment (ACT) and pass the four End of Course Exams (Mathematics I, Mathematics II, ELA and Science).