Earning Your High School Diploma - Delaware

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High school students from Delaware should be proud that their school system was recently ranked one of the highest in the nation by Education Weekly. Read this article and find out what is required for DE high school students to earn a diploma.!
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There's a lot going on in Delaware when it comes to high school education. According to the Delaware Department of Education, the state of Delaware is fifth in the nation in states that have seen the greatest positive change in the proportion of students who score at least three or higher on the Advanced Placement Exams. In 2000, 7.6 percent of Delaware high school students scored three or higher. In 2005, that percentage increased to 12.9 - a 5.3 percent increase and well above the overall U.S. rate of 3.9 percent. This increase is from all the hard work that students and faculty put into their education.

The following is a list of the minimum requirements needed to graduate high school:

  • Four credits in English Language Arts
  • Three credits in mathematics
  • Three credits in science
  • One physical education credit
  • 0.5 credit in health education
  • One computer literacy credit
  • Thre credits in career pathway
  • 3.5 credits in acceptable elective courses

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