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Graduation Requirements

Graduation Course Requirements: 27 Total Credits 

  • 4.0 credits of English
  • 3.0 credits of Math
  • 3.0 credits of Science
  • 3.0 credits of Social Studies (.5 US Gov.)
  • 1.5 credits of Physical Ed. (.5 Fit for Life)
  • 1.5 credits of Fine Arts
  • 1.0 credit of Career and Technical Ed.
  • 0.5 credits of Health
  • 0.5 credits of Computer Tech
  • 0.5 credits of Financial Literacy
  • 8.5 credits of Electives 

Other Graduation Requirements:

  • Pass the US Citizenship Test.  For questions, contact Mr. Child.
  • All U's must be cleared.  See Mrs. Bitton in the attendance office for more information.
  • All fees and fines must be paid.

 

Tracking Graduation

Students can access their Graduation Summary by logging into myDSD.

Click on report tools and select Graduation Summary.

Graduation Recognition

Honor Graduates (Girls - One Silver Cord; Boys - One Cardinal Cord)

  1. Meet district graduation requirements
  2. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 - 3.74 (Grades 9-12, excluding 4th term Senior Year)
  3. Be enrolled in a minimum of six classes each year of high school

High Honor Graduates (Two Cords - Silver & Cardinal)

  1. Meet district graduation requirements
  2. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or better (Grades 9-12, excluding 4th term Senior Year)
  3. Be enrolled in a minimum of six classes each year of high school

Valedictorian

  1. One Valedictorian will be selected from the High Honors candidates.
  2. The student with the highest college admission index will be determined as Valedictorian.  In the event of a tie, a pre-determined tie breaker system (e.g. AP classes, CE classes, extracurricular involvement, community involvement, scholarships/awards, school involvement, etc) will be used by a committee appointed by the principal.
  3. To be eligible for Valedictorian, the student must take at least 6 classes per year in 11th and 12th grades at Northridge High School.
  4. In situations where multiple students are very close to Valedictorian, Salutatorians may be added.

Sterling Scholar

Students interested in being a sterling scholar should contact the appropriate department for information on how to apply.

English Michelle Barney
Mathematics Janae Howell
Social Science Kim Child
Science Kendall Banks
World Languages Marilyn Anderson
Computer Technology Derrek Bitner
Skilled & Technical
Sciences Education
Kael Harris
Family & Consumer Sciences Saralyn Lucas
Business & Marketing Julie Banta
Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics Shannon Chamberlain/Jana Coates
Vocal Performance Jemay Marden
Visual Arts Lindsay Huss
Instrumental Music Jared Harding
Dance Mary Kimball

 

For more information on the Sterling Scholar program, click here.