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Graduation Requirements

NorthStar Academy high school students enrolled before the 2015-2016 school year may follow the 14-15 credit requirements of 22 credits (Standard) and 24 credits (Advanced).  Any NorthStar Academy middle school student entering grade 9 having taken at least one 100-level core course (Eng, Math, Sci, SS) prior to the 2015-2016 school year, may assume the 14-15 graduation requirements.  All other NorthStar Academy students will follow the current graduation requirements of 24 credits (Standard) and 26 credits (Advanced). Any questions on graduation requirements may be directed to the NSA Guidance Office.

Subject Area Standard Diploma Advanced Diploma
English 4* 4*
Math 3 4*
Science 3 4*
Social Studies 3* 3*
Government 0.5 0.5
Economics/Personal Finance 0.5 0.5
Foreign Language - 2
Worldview 1* 1*
Physical Education 0.5 0.5
Health 0.5 0.5
Fine Arts 0.5 0.5
College and Life Preparation 0.5* 0.5*
Electives** 7 5
Total Credits*** 24 26
*Specific courses are required. Please click here to download NSA's specific graduation requirements.
**An elective is any course of your choosing outside of the required and/or designated core courses.
***Students transferring to NorthStar Academy are required to take at least 25% of their coursework with NorthStar Academy in order to be eligible for a NorthStar Academy diploma. Even students who transfer in eighteen (18) or more credits from another accredited institution will be required to take at least 25% of their coursework at NorthStar Academy. (This translates to a minimum of 6 NSA credits for students planning to earn the Standard Diploma and a minimum of 6.5 NSA credits for students planning to earn the Advanced Diploma.) Students who wish to graduate from NorthStar Academy must be actively enrolled in NorthStar Academy during the academic year in which they complete the NorthStar Academy graduation requirements.