Students must successfully complete the courses required by the board and Nebraska Department of Education in order to graduate.
It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to ensure that students complete grades one through twelve and that high school students complete 260 credits prior to graduation. The following credits will be required:
English _35_ credit hours
Speech _ 5_ credit hours
Science _30_ credit hours
Mathematics _30_ credit hours
World History _10_ credit hours
U.S. History I __5_ credit hours
U.S. History II _10_ credit hours
American Government __5_ credit hours
Physical Education _10_ credit hours
Health __5_ credit hours
Career Education _ 5_ credit hours
Fine Arts __5_ credit hours
Total Required Hours 155_ credit hours
Total Elective Hours _105_ credit hours
Total Required Hours for Graduation 260 credit hours
For graduation, high school students shall be required to successfully participate in one year of Physical Education. A five credit hour course titled “Fitness 9” is required for all students. A five credit hour physical education elective is also required. The five credit hour physical education elective may be waived if the student completes two sport seasons by the end of his/her freshman year. Both the student and parent/guardian must sign a waiver contract in the high school guidance office.
*Starting with the class
of 2012, five credit hours of Career Education will be a
The required courses of study will be reviewed by the board annually.
Graduation requirements for special education students will be in accordance with the prescribed course of study as described in their Individualized Education Program (IEP). Each student's IEP will include a statement of the projected date of graduation at least 18 months in advance of the projected date and the criteria to be used in determining whether graduation will occur. Prior to the special education student's graduation, the IEP team shall determine whether the graduation criteria have been met.
Cross Reference: 604.3 Special Education
611 Academic Achievement
Policy COLUMBUS PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Adopted: 12/11/06 Columbus, Nebraska
Revised: 8/10/09 Reviewed: 8/10/09