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Graduation Requirements


SVA High School students must successfully complete all requirements of the educational program before they graduate. The Dean of Students will review the student’s grades to verify that all requirements have been met successfully.  All textbooks, fines, detentions and graduation costs (for example, payment for cap and gown) must be cleared before the student will be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony or receive his/her diploma.

Scheduling/Enrollment Requirements

  • enroll in a Math and English class each year

  • enroll in a Science class for the first three years

  • enroll in the Service Learning Program each year

  • enroll in the Mentor 2.0 Program in 10th, 11th, and 12th grade years

Class of 2022

Credit Requirements for Graduation

  • 6.0 credits in College and Career Readiness (CCR)

  • 4.0 credits in English

  • 4.0 credits in Math

  • 4.0 credits in Service Learning (0.5 SAP & 0.5 Senior Seminar)

  • 3.0 credits in Science

  • 2.75 credits in Electives

  • 2.0 credits for Mentor 2.0 / CCR / Senior College Workshop

  • 1.0 credit in United States History

  • 1.0 credit in World History

  • 1.0 credit in a Foreign Language*

  • 0.5 credit in New Mexico History

  • 0.5 credit in Government
  • 0.5 credit in Economics
  • 0.5 credit in Health

*2 credits of a foreign language is required for most universities

24.75 total credits needed for graduation 

Other Requirements

  • Passing Scores on High School Graduation Assessment or meeting requirements for Alternative Demonstration of Competency

  • Passing Senior Exhibitions

  • Passing Senior Action Project

  • at least one credit earned from advanced placement or honors course, a dual-credit course offered in cooperation with an institution of higher education or an on-line course