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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 each year

Class of 2021

Credit Requirements for Graduation

  • 4 credits in English

  • 4 credits in Math

  • 3 credits in Science

  • 0.5 credit in NM History 

  • 0.5 credit in Government

  • 1 credit in World History

  • 1 credit in US History

  • 0.5 credit in Economics

  • 0.5 credit in Health

  • 6.0 credits in College and Career Readiness

    • 4.0 credits in Service Learning (includes 0.5 credit for Senior Action Project and 0.5 credit for Senior Seminar)

    • 2.0 credits in Mentor 2.0 / Senior College Workshop

  • 1 credit in a Foreign Language*

  • 2.75 credits in Electives 

*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