Earning Your High School Diploma - North Carolina

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Do you have what it takes to get your high school diploma from the state of North Carolina? The state has made significant strides at improving the educational system so take advantage of the programs and read this article to find out what you need to graduate.
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North Carolina is one of five states with the greatest improvement in number of students succeeding Advanced Placement exams in high school. North Carolina had a 5.8% increase in the number of students scoring 3 or higher on AP exams during high school years. As a result of these improvements, more students are graduating from high schools each year. Here are the requirements:

High School Graduation Requirements for North Carolina

  • 4 credits of English
  • 3 credits of Mathematics
  • 3 credits of Science
  • 3 credits of Social Studies
  • 1 credits each of Health and Physical Education
  • 4 credits of Career or Technical
  • 4 credits of JROTC or Arts Education
  • 2 credits of Electives or other requirements

North Carolina also offers a College or University Prep program. The requirements are as follows:

  • 4 credits of English
  • 4 credits of Mathematics
  • 3 credits of Science
  • 3 credits of Social Studies
  • 2 credits of a Second Language
  • 1 credits each of Health and Physical Education
  • 3 credits of Electives or other requirements

Note: Arts Education is recommended with at least one credit in an arts discipline.

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