Earning Your High School Diploma - Kentucky

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Ever since the state's first school was opened at Harrodsburg in 1775, Kentucky strives to have the best school districts in the nation. The state's high school pre-college curriculum challenges students for preparation into college. Learn what it takes to get diploma by reading this article.
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There are many reasons why Kentucky is the ideal place to get a high school education - one of which is the Advanced Placement program for high schools. Kentucky's pre-college, college curriculum is also a good idea for those wishing to apply to college. Read the following requirements to learn more.

Minimum high school graduation requirements (www.education.ky.gov) are:

  • Four credits of English/language arts
  • Three credits of social studies (must include U.S. Economics, History, Government, World Geography and Civilization)
  • Three credits of mathematics (including Algebra I and Geometry)
  • Three credits of science (must include physical science, life science and earth and space science)
  • 0.5 credit each of health and physical education
  • One credit of history and appreciation of visual and performing arts
  • Seven credits of electives

The Pre-College Curriculum requirements are as follows:

  • Four credits of English/language arts
  • Three credits of mathematics (Algebra I and II and Geometry)
  • Three credits of science (physical science, life science, and earth/space science)
  • Three credits of social studies (Government, U.S. History, Economics, World Geography and Civilization)
  • 0.5 credit each of health and physical education
  • One credit arts appreciation and history
  • Two credits of foreign language
  • Seven credits of electives

AP (Advanced Placement) courses are also available, through which college credit or advanced college class placement can be earned based on exam performance.

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