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High School Graduation Requirements

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Our high school (grades 9-12) follows the basic course requirements as set by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The requirements for graduation are as follows:

  1. Students must have a minimum of twenty-five units of credit. 120-clock hours of class time are required per credit.
  2. CORE course needed to meet the stated requirements are:
  • English- 4 credits
  • Mathematics-3 credits
  • Science-3 credits
  • Social Studies-3 credits
  • Health-1/2 credit
  1. As a general rule, if a class meets for five class periods per week, the class receives one credit. Each class period is equivalent to .20 (20%) of a credit.
  2. One unit of Bible shall be scheduled each year Penn View is attended. A senior may enroll in a Bible course in Penn View Bible Institute and receive both Academy and Institute credits for their work. The student must be enrolled in an approved Bible class for both the fall and spring semesters in order to receive the Academy credit.
  3. All students in grades 7-12 are required to take Physical Education (gym) unless the student has a medical excuse certified by a physician.
  4. Those students who do not meet the academic requirements for regular diplomas will be granted a Certificate of Achievement upon the completion of their high school years.