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Graduation Requirements

Students must successfully complete all requirements of the educational program before they graduate. The High School Director and High School Advisors 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 a diploma. SVA is unique, in terms of CCR and Service-Learning requirements. Directors will have the ability to override internal graduation requirements to ensure that students meet the NMPED credit framework.

Scheduling/Enrollment Requirements for all SVA High School students:

  • 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 each year

Class of 2024

Credit Requirements for Graduation

  • 2.0 credits in College and Career Readiness (CCR)/Mentor 2.0
  • 4.0 credits in English
  • 4.0 credits in Math
  • 4.0 credits in Service Learning (0.5 Senior Action Project & 0.5 Senior Seminar)
  • 3.0 credits in Science
  • 2.75 credits in Electives
  • 1.0 credit in US History
  • 1.0 credit in World History
  • 1.0 credit in a Foreign Language*
  • 0.5 credit in NM 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 MSSA (Measure of Student Success and Achievement)
  • Passing Senior Action Project / Capstone
  • 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