Earning Your High School Diploma - Connecticut

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Want a quality education while living in a 'small town' atmosphere? Look no further than the state of Connecticut. The state offers its students a quality education while staying up to date with the demands of today. This article will lay out the requirements to graduate from a CT high school.
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The state of Connecticut spends more on each student's education than the national average, while still keeping their student-to-teacher ratio at a below average level. These are just a few of the many reasons why students should be proud to be living in a state that prioritizes their education.

So what is needed to graduate? The following are the minimum requirements currently needed to get your diploma:

  • Four credits of English
  • 3.5 credits of social studies (Courses should include: Western Humanities, US History, Area Studies, American Government and additional elective)
  • Three credits of mathematics
  • Two credits of science
  • 0.5 credits of technology/computer science
  • Three credits of physical education and health (Taken all four years)
  • Four credits of art (Distribution: Fine Arts, Practical Arts, Human Arts and World Language)
  • Two credits of electives

Make the most out of your high school experience by completing or exceeding the state's requirements.

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