Graduation Requirements

Units for graduation from Asheboro High School are counted from the 9th grade forward. Students must successfully complete his/her maximum potential for earning credit over a four year span less four units.  Maximum potential is defined as an individual’s opportunity to earn all high school credits available within an academic year. Students may take a maximum of eight subjects each year in grades 9-12, for a total of 32 units in four years.

Students will be promoted from the middle school to high school upon completion of all middle school requirements, and upon recommendation of the school principal.

Promotion Standards

In accordance with graduation requirements, grade level classification is based on a student's maximum potential to earn credit along with the following criteria:

*To be classified as a sophomore: a student must have passed the number of units equal to his/her maximum potenital less 2 units. One unit must be English 9.

*To be classified as a junior: a student must have passed the number of units equal to his/her maximum potential less 3 units. One unit must be English 10.

*To be classified as a senior: a student must have passed the number of units equal to his/her maximum potential less 4 units. One unit must be English 11.

*Maximum potential is defined as an individual student's opportunity to have earned high school credit. For example, a freshman enrolled at Asheboro High School for a full academic year has the maximum potential to earn 8 credits per year. To be classified as a sophomore, that student must pass 6 credits, one of which must be English 9.

N.C. High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) Requirements

To be eligible for athletic participation, a student must have:
*Passed a minimum of three courses during the preceding semester
*Been in attendance for at least 85% of the preceding semester
*Met promotion standards set forth by the Asheboro City Board of Education

High School Graduation Requirements

For Ninth Graders Entering in 2012-13 and Later

Content Area

Future Ready Core

Course of Study Requirements

Future Ready

Occupational Course of Study Requirements

English

4 Credits

English I, II, III, and IV

4 Credits

English I, II, III, and IV

Mathematics

4 Credits

NC Math I, II, III, and 4th math course to be aligned with the student’s post high school plans

3 Credits

Introduction to Mathematics

Math 1

Financial Management

Science

3 Credits

A Physical Science course

Biology

Earth/Environmental Science

2 Credits

Applied Science

Biology

Social Studies

4 Credits

World History

American History: The Founding Principles, Civics and Economics

American History I and II

 

2 Credits

American History I and II

World Languages

Not required for high school graduation. A two credit minimum is required for admission to a university in the UNC system.

Not required for high school graduation.

Health and Physical Education

1 Credit

Health and Physical Education

1 Credit

Health and Physical Education

Electives or Other Requirements

12 Credits

2 elective credits (required) of any combination from either:

– Career and Technical Education (CTE)

– Arts Education

– World Languages

4 elective credits strongly recommended (four course concentration) from one

of the following:

– Career and Technical Education (CTE)

– JROTC

– Arts Education (e.g. dance, music, theater arts, visual arts)

– Any other subject area (e.g. social studies, science, mathematics, English)

6 Credits

Occupational Preparation I, II, III, and IV

 

4 Credits

Career and Technical Education (CTE)

 

6 Elective Credits

Elective Credits/Completion of IEP Objectives/Career Portfolio Required

 

 

Total

28 credits

28 credits

 

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