In addition to the subject and course requirements described in section 2, students must meet the basic requirements outlined below to receive a high school diploma.
All students must attend eight semesters in Grades 9-12 for six periods daily unless the best interests of a student require a different plan. An alternative student enrollment plan involving an accelerated program or a shortened-day schedule, planned for a student with the advice of a counselor, must be approved by the principal and parent or guardian. If a student's program is changed to fewer than six periods per day during the year, prior notification of parent or guardian must be made.
Each student must maintain a record of responsible citizenship.
Students must earn a total of 44 semester credits (including a maximum of 8 credits in physical education, NJROTC, AFJROTC, or JROTC), 32 of which must be earned in Grades 10,11 and 12. Students on an approved early graduation plan must have a total of 44 credits. Credit for Algebra (and higher) and foreign language courses taken in Grades 7 and 8 may be applied to a high school diploma. Courses meeting the 44-credit requirement for graduation are listed in the "High School Diploma Subject and Course Requirements" section.