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High School Graduation Requirements

STANDARD HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS

To receive a diploma from a Nevada high school, students must meet all course and testing requirements. Below are the standard diploma credit requirements for high school students. Please contact your school counselor to discuss a student’s course of study.

Standard 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 1
Science 2
World History / Geography 1
U.S. History 1
U.S. Government 1
Physical Education 2
Health ½
21st Century Learning ½
Electives 7 ½
Total 22 ½

Testing Requirements for the Classes of 2017 and 2018

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


Standard Diploma Credit Requirements
(Class of 2019 and beyond)
Area of Study Credit(s)
English 4
Algebra I (or higher) 1
Mathematics 2
Science 2
World History / Geography 1
U.S. History 1
U.S. Government 1
Physical Education 2
Health ½
21st Century Learning ½
Electives 7 ½
Total 22 ½

Testing Requirements for the Class of 2019

Students in the class of 2019 who wish to graduate with a standard 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 a standard 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).