Credits

Last Updated: 1/7/2020 7:33 PM

A credit is what you earn for passing a class.  In most cases, you earn 1 credit if pass a class.  The minimum requirement for graduation from South Oldham High School is 24 credits.  You must earn so many credits in certain areas to get your diploma.  You have minimum diploma requirements, which are the absolute least you can do to graduate.  Then you have the Pre-College Curriculum, which outlines the types of classes that 4-year public universities in Kentucky expect you to have taken before you can enroll.  ~~~ paraphrased from KHEAA publications 

Please check out our progress toward graduation on the Academic Planner in Infinite Campus.  

SOHS Graduations Requirements
4 English Credits--English 1, 2, 3, and 4
3 Social Studies Credits--Human Geography, World History, and US History 
3 Math Credits--Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2,  (however math must be taken each year)
3 Science Credits--Biology, Chemistry, and Physics
0.5 Health Credit--Health Education
0.5 Physical Education Credit--Physical Education
1 Art Appreciation/Humanities Credit--One of the following: General Art/ Drama / Discovering the Arts/ Band/ Choir/Creative Literacies
9 Elective Credits--Elective Choices (elective means any course taken beyond required courses)

 
Total Credits= 24 credits required to graduate on a 7 period day

Pre-College Curriculum
4 English Credits--English 1, 2, 3, AP English Language, 4, AP English Literature, Dual Credit English 100/200
3
 Social Studies Credits
--Course with content in Geography, World Civilizations, Economics, Government, U.S. History, and an elective
3 Math Credits--Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, 4th Math course (math must be taken each year)
3 Science Credits--Courses with content in Life Science, Physical Science, Earth and Space Science, and includes one lab course
0.5 Health Credit--Health Education
0.5 Physical Education Credit--Physical Education
1 Art Appreciation/Humanities Credit--Course which includes history and appreciation of visual and performing arts or another arts course that incorporates such content
2 World Language Credits--two credits of the same world language
5 Elective Credits--Elective Choices including three rigorous with academic content


Total Credits=22 credits required for the pre-college curriculum