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High School Graduation Requirements

College and Career Ready Diploma Requirements

To receive the College and Career Ready Diploma from a Clark County School District high school, students must meet the course and testing requirements outlined in the chart below and achieve a minimum weighted grade point average (GPA) of 3.25. Students must either be proficient in a second world language or earn two (2) credits in the following course types:

  • Advanced Placement Courses
  • International Baccalaureate Courses
  • Dual Credit / Dual Enrollment Courses
  • Career and Technical Education courses
  • Work-based Learning courses
  • World Language Courses

Finally, students must earn either a College-Ready Endorsement or a Career-Ready Endorsement as indicated following the chart below.

Students who wish to graduate with a diploma must take the College and Career Readiness Assessment (ACT w/ writing).

Please contact your school counselor to discuss a student’s course of study.


Area of Study Credit(s)
English 4
Mathematics 4
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
College and Career Ready Diploma Credit Requirements
(Classes of 2018 and beyond)

College Ready Endorsement

Students wishing to receive a college-ready endorsement must receive the minimum score on the ACT with Writing for initial placement into college-level coursework in both English and Mathematics as prescribed by the Nevada State Board of Education.

Career Ready Endorsement

Students wishing to receive a career-ready endorsement must earn a minimum score on a State Approved career-readiness assessment AND one of the following:
  • Satisfy the requirements for the issuance of a State Certificate of Skill Attainment
  • Obtain an industry-recognized credential identified by the Governor's Office of Workforce Innovation for a New Nevada