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Graduation Requirements

Classes of 2018, 2019, and 2020

Required

  • 4.0 units: English language arts
  • 3.0 units: Mathematics (courses at or above the algebra level)
  • 3.0 units: Science (content with laboratory studies in the life and physical sciences)
  • 3.0 units: Social studies as follows:
    • 1.0 unit of US history
    • 1.0 unit of world history, world geography, or world studies
    • 1.0 unit of citizenship (grades 9-10) or
    • 0.5 unit of American government (grades 11-12) and 0.5 unit economics (grades 11-12)
  • 1.5 units: Physical education (over a 3-year period)
  • 0.5 unit: Health
  • 1.0 unit: Fine arts (art, music, dance, or theater)

Electives

  • 6.0 units: A variety of electives is available, often related to the focus of the school.

Notes

  • A minimum of 22 credits is required to graduate.
  • Students must complete one of the following three options: online learning, community service experience, or service-learning.
  • All students in Wisconsin must pass the district civics test.
  • IMPORTANT: Some high schools have additional requirements for specific programs or endorsements. Contact your local MPS high school.

Class of 2021 and Beyond

Required

  • 4.0 units: English language arts
  • 3.0 units: Mathematics (courses at or above the algebra level)
  • 3.0 units: Science (content with laboratory studies in the life and physical sciences)
  • 3.0 units: Social studies as follows:
    • 1.0 unit of US history
    • 1.0 unit of world history, world geography, or world studies
    • 1.0 unit of citizenship (grades 9-10) or
    • 0.5 unit of American government (grades 11-12) and 0.5 unit economics (grades 11-12)
  • 1.5 units: Physical education (over a 3-year period)
  • 0.5 unit: Health
  • 1.0 unit: Fine arts (art, music, dance, or theater)
  • 2.0 units: World language
  • 1.0 unit: College and career readiness

Electives

  • 3.0 units: A variety of electives is available, often related to the focus of the school.

Notes

  • A minimum of 22 credits is required to graduate.
  • Students must complete one of the following three options: online learning, community service experience, or service-learning.
  • All students in Wisconsin must pass the district civics test.
  • IMPORTANT: Some high schools have additional requirements for specific programs or endorsements. Contact your local MPS high school.

Contacts

Ophelia T. King
School Counseling Curriculum Specialist
Department of College and Career Readiness

Phone: 414-475-8128
Fax: 414-475-8457
Email: kingot@milwaukee.k12.wi.us

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