Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate, D155 students must obtain 20.25 credit units. 

  Computer Education  0.5 units
  English  4.0 units
  Social Science*  2.0 units
  Science  2.0 units
  Mathematics  3.0 units
  Elective Courses**  6.0 units
  Consumer Education***  0.25 units
  Classroom Driver Education  0.25 units
  Physical Education & Health  2.25 units
  TOTAL  20.25 units

* One year must be American History, where students must pass Federal and State Constitution exams, and one semester must meet the civics requirement (World Studies, World Studies Honors, AP Human Geography, Law in America, Civics, and AP European History all meet the civics requirement.)

** One credit of electives must be in art, foreign language, music, or vocational education.

***Requirement may be completed through some business classes, family and consumer science courses, or the Cooperative Education Program

All freshmen take Freshman Seminar, a decision-making and career awareness course. 

College Entrance Requirements

Most colleges have courses they require incoming students to have taken in high school. Unfortunately, not all schools have the same entrance requirements. Some colleges might have entrance requirements that exceed Community High School District 155's graduation requirements.

When a student knows what college he/she would like to attend, he/she should carefully check that school's entrance requirements. The following high school courses would meet the requirements of most colleges:

  •         English >> 4 years
  •         Math >> 3 years
  •         Science >> 3 years
  •         Social Science >> 3 years
  •         Foreign Language/Fine Arts >> 2 years

Many colleges require less or will allow substitutions with vocational courses. Most universities require that these courses come from our regular honors track.

College entrance requirements are confusing and subject to change without notice. District 155 encourages all students to meet with guidance counselors to help clarify the requirements for specific schools or study. 

Contact Us

Matt Timmerman
Director of Teaching & Learning, Curriculum & Pathways
Phone: (815) 455-8500 ext. 1043

Terri Reineck
Administrative Assistant 
Phone: (815) 455-8500 ext. 1031

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