Earning Your High School Diploma - Vermont

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Vermont has a lot to live up to when it comes to education. Regarded by many as the 'smartest state', the educational system must always remain top notch. Graduating high school isn't always easy. Read the following to find out Vermont's requirements for a diploma.
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One way a state's high school curriculum can be measured is through SAT scores. According to the National Education Association (www.nea.org), SAT scores in Vermont are on the rise. The proportion of graduating seniors earning high scores on the Verbal SAT has increased 25% since 2001; the proportion of graduating seniors earning high scores on the Math SAT has increased 37% since 1994 (a score of 600 or above is defined as being 'high'). Are you ready to graduate high school and be on your way to college success? Find out what it takes to earn your diploma!

High School Graduation Requirements - Vermont

The state of Vermont requires each student to complete at least 20 Carnegie units, including the following:

  1. Four years of English language arts
  2. Three years of Science
  3. Three years of Mathematics
  4. Three years of history, civics, and social sciences (including one year of U.S. history and government)
  5. One year of arts
  6. A year and a half of physical education

College Admission Requirements

Planning on continuing to a local Vermont college or university? These are requirements which need to be met in order to be considered for admission (total of 16 units):

  1. Four units of English
  2. Two units of a Foreign Language
  3. Three units of Mathematics
  4. Two units of Science including a Lab
  5. Three units of Social Studies

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