High school students in Louisiana will need to know the following high school graduation requirements set by the Louisiana Department of Education, www.doe.state.la.us:
- Four credits of English
English I, II and III are to be taken in consecutive order, followed by either English IV or Business English.
- Three credits of mathematics
One of the following courses must be completed: Algebra I (1 credit); or Algebra I-Pt. 1 and Algebra I-Pt. 2 (2 credits); or Integrated Mathematics I (1 credit). Remaining credits may come from: Integrated Mathematics II and III, Algebra II, Geometry, Financial Mathematics, Advanced Mathematics I and II, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Statistics and Probability, or Discrete Mathematics.
- Three credits of science
Students will take one credit of biology; one credit of physical science (Physical Science, Physics I, Physics of Technology I, Chemistry I, Integrated Science); and one credit of either Aerospace Science, Agriscience, Biology II, Earth Science, Chemistry II, Environmental Science, Physics II or Physics of Technology II.
- Three credits of social studies
Credits will come from American history, 1/2 credit of civics, 1/2 credit of Free Enterprise; and one credit of either World History, Western Civilization or World Geography.
- 1/2 credit health education
- 1 1/2 credits physical education
Physical Education I and II, (eligible special needs students may take Adapted Physical Education). A maximum total of four Physical Education credits can be used towards graduation.
- Eight credits approved electives