Graduation Requirements

WCSD COMPREHENSIVE GUIDANCE PROGRAM MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Wilton Community School District comprehensive school guidance program is to provide opportunities to enhance student’s ability to acquire knowledge, attitudes and skills in the academic, career and personal/social domains towards becoming contributing members of society.

 

 

WILTON GRADUATION AND GRADE LEVEL REQUIREMENTS

All students are scheduled for seven (7) academic classes and Physical Education.

Seniors in good academic standing may include one (1) open block (first or last block) per semester.

 

Grade Classifications

To make adequate progress towards graduation, students must earn these minimum units.

The administration reserves the right to place students in grade levels according to their units earned.

After the Freshman Year.................................6.5 units earned

After the Sophomore Year.............................13.0 units earned

After the Junior Year......................................19.5 units earned

 

WHS Graduation Requirements

These are the minimum requirements that must be completed to earn a Wilton High School Diploma:

 

                Required Units: 14.5

4 units in English                                                                 Grade                     Number of Semesters                                  

                English I                                                                Grade 9                  2 semesters

                                English II                                                               Grade 10                2 semesters

                                English III                                                              Grade 11                2 semesters

                                Communications I                                              Grade 9 or 10        1 semester

                                Elective Course                                                   Any Grade              1 semester

                3 units in Social Studies:

                                American History                                                 Grade 9                  2 semesters

                                World History                                                       Grade 10                2 semesters

                                American Government                                       Grade 12                1 semester

                                Elective Course                                                   Grade 11 or 12      1 semester

                3 units in Science:

                                Earth Science                                                       Grade 9                   2 semesters

                                Biology                                                                   Grade 10                 2 semesters

                                Recommended 3rd Science Course               Grade 11or 12       2 semesters

                3 units in Mathematics:

                                Recommended Course Sequence                  Grade 9                  2 semesters

                                Recommended Course Sequence                  Grade 10                2 semesters

                                Recommended Course Sequence                  Grade 11                2 semesters

                0.5 units in Lifeskills:

                                Senior Lifeskills Seminar                                   Grade 12                1 semester

                1 unit in Physical Education:

                                1/8 unit per semester                                          All Grades*             All semesters*

                                *Every student is required to enroll in Physical Education, unless they are exempted as outlined by the Iowa

                                Department of Education. Exempted students must earn alternative credits in elective academic classes.

                                Students graduating in seven semesters are required to earn 7/8 units in Physical Education, but must still

                                meet the 26 total credits requiredJuniors may waiver PE one semester IF replaced with an academic class.

                                Seniors may waiver PE one semester and must be enrolled in three consecutive blocks.

 

                Elective Units: 11.5

                                One-half unit is earned for the successful completion of a course that meets the equivalent of a block period

                                for one semester (18 weeks), excluding P.E.

 

 

 

26 TOTAL CREDIT UNITS ARE REQUIRED FOR WHS GRADUATION