Graduation Requirements

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Academic Areas District 211 Graduation Requirements* Community College Career Programs, Vocational Schools 4-Year Colleges
and Universities, Community College Transfer Programs* Highly Selective Colleges and Universities
ENGLISH 4 Years  4 Years  4 Years: Emphasis on written
and oral communication and literature  4 Years
MATHEMATICS 3 Years
 including a 300-level course 2 Years 3 Years: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry 4 Years Recommended through Calculus
SCIENCE

(laboratory sciences)

2 Years 2 Years 3 Years: Recommended
core areas: Biology, Chemistry, Physics 4 Years: Recommended core areas: Biology, Chemistry, Physics
SOCIAL STUDIES 2 Years: U.S. History
and Social Science Survey or equivalent 2 Years 3 Years: Emphasis on history
and government (requirement varies) 3 to 4 Years
WORLD LANGUAGE 1 Year or Vocational Education/Fine Arts None Required 2 Years ** 2 to 4 Years
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION or

FINE ARTS

1 Year or
World Language None Required 2 Years: ** May include courses in:
Applied Technology, Art, Business Education, Life and Family Studies, or Music 1 Year recommended

* Additional District 211 requirements include: health, consumer education, driver education, and 4 years of physical education.
** World language preparation may be recommended or required by colleges or universities. State-supported universities in Illinois may accept vocational education or fine arts courses in lieu of foreign language. Check with a counselor for details.