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505.5 GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

 
The Board has the responsibility to formulate policies that students must meet to be eligible for high school graduation.  The education standards and minimum requirements set by the Code and the Department of Education will be observed.
 
To receive a high school diploma from this school district, a student must have earned a total of 309 credits in grades 9-12.  Additionally a student must complete requirements as follows:
 
                                    Language Arts ....................................       60 credits
                                    Social Studies .....................................       45 credits
                                    Science .................................................    45 credits
                                    Mathematics .......................................       45 credits
                                    Physical Education/Health (3) .........          27 credits
                                    Electives ...............................................    87 credits
 
Courses taken in the named areas beyond the requirements are counted as part of the elective credits.  All students are required to register for 5 classes plus physical education.
 
Students may graduate early upon completion of graduation requirements (at the end of a trimester).
 
Transfer students from another school that does not require as many credits as Iowa City, who are in danger of not graduating at the regular time, will be given individual consideration by prorating the number of credits needed for graduation according to the amount of time the student spent in the other school.
 
Graduation requirements for special education students will be in accord with the prescribed course of study as described in their Individualized Education Program.  Prior to the student's graduation, the IEP team shall determine that the graduation requirements have been met.
 
Date of Adoption:  10/26/82  
                                               
Revised:                
11/23/82                                                    
3/10/92                                                      
5/25/93                                                       
6/7/95                                                          
7/28/98                                                       
8/28/01
1/14/03
1/9/07
8/23/11
 
Legal Reference: 
Code of Iowa Sections 257.25 (6a-6j); 280.14,   HF 2425, 7/80.  §§256.11; 256.11A; 280.3; 280.14
Iowa Code Supplement Section 256.7, Subsection 2C