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Mount Olive High School

Graduation Requirements

All students must earn 135 credits to graduate

Full-year courses 5 credits
Semester courses 2-1/2 credits
Grade Placement
Grade 10: 30 credits
Grade 11: 60 credits
Grade 12: 95 credits
Required courses for all students:
Language Arts Literacy 20 credits
PE/Health 20 credits
Mathematics 15 credits
Science 15 credits
United States History 10 credits
World Culture/World History
5 credits
World Language 5 credits

Visual or Performing Arts

5 credits
21st Century Life and Careers, or Career-Technical Education (Practical Arts) 5 credits
Financial, Economic, Business, and Entrepreneurial Literacy (Financial Literacy) 2.5 credits

Additional graduation requirements:

  • Many four year colleges require students to have taken 2 consecutive years of a World Language. Students planning to continue their education at four year colleges are strongly encouraged to complete a minimum of 10 credits in the same World Language. 
  • All students must enroll in a combination of a full year of Math or Science.
  • All students must be enrolled in at least 35 credits each of their four years.

New Jersey High School Graduation Assessment Requirements

On February 22, 2019, the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) updated the high school graduation assessment requirements in both English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA) and mathematics for the Classes of 2019 and 2020, pursuant to a consent order from the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court.

The Classes of 2019 and 2020 

Students graduating as members of the Classes of 2019 and 2020 can meet graduation assessment requirements through any of these three pathways:
(1) Achieve passing scores on high school level NJSLA/PARCC assessments;
(2) Achieve scores defined in the table below on alternative assessments such as the SAT, ACT, or ACCUPLACER; or
(3) Submit, through the district, a student portfolio appeal to the NJDOE.
Each school year the NJDOE will determine the proficiency level and/or cut scores needed on the assessments to meet the graduation assessment requirements. The proficiency levels/cut scores for the Classes of 2019 and 2020 are below.

Note: Special Education students, whose Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) specify an alternative way to demonstrate proficiencies, will continue to follow the graduation assessment requirements set forth in their IEPs.

The Class of 2021 and Beyond
The NJDOE will continue to work with the New Jersey State Board of Education to address, through the regulatory process, the Appellate Division's December 31, 2018 decision. It is the goal of the NJDOE to address this matter in a thoughtful yet expeditious manner.

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