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Lower Merion School District

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Minimum Graduation Requirements

Students are urged to make the best use of their time by enrolling in courses at appropriate levels of challenge that will offer them a rigorous program of studies throughout their four years. This generally means that students should earn more than the minimum number of credits required for graduation. A total of 21 credits are required for graduation and a diploma from Lower Merion School District. All students are required to take the minimum of 5.25 credits each year. NOTE: These graduation requirements are governed by Lower Merion School Board Policy.

These credits are in the following areas:

ENGLISH

Four Courses Minimum

  • English 1: 1.0 credit
  • English 2: 1.0 credit
  • Grade 11: Full-year English Course 1.0 credit
  • Grade 12: Full-year English Course 1.0 credit

Social Studies (Recommended Sequence)

Four Courses Minimum

  • Global Studies 1 (Grade 9): 1.0 credit
  • Global Studies 2 (Grade 10): 1.0 credit
  • US History (Grade 11): 1.0 credit
  • US Government (Grade 12): 1.0 credit

Mathematics

Three Courses Minimum

  • Mathematics Courses: 3.0 credits

Science

Three Courses Minimum

  • Science Courses: 3.0 credits

ELECTIVES - 4.5 credits

Any course beyond what is required is an elective.

Health and Physical Education

8 semesters (2 semesters per year-one per semester) of PE plus one year of Health

  • PE 9: 0.33 credits
  • PE 10: 0.33 credits
  • Health (Grade 10): 0.667 credits
  • PE 11: 0.33 credits
  • PE 12: 0.33 credits

Senior Project

Seniors, as a condition of graduation, complete a culminating Senior Experience.

  • Senior Project: 0.5 credits