Students must meet academic, attendance, and service learning requirements in order to graduate. This page provides a brief overview of graduation requirements, as well as other resources to help prepare students for post-graduation success. Additional information is available on the High School Course Guide page.
Each student must enroll in a mathematics course in each year of high school, up to a maximum of four years.
4 credits: 1 credit in Algebra I, 1 credit in Geometry, 2 credits beyond Algebra I
3 credits: 1 credit in Biology, 2 credits that must include laboratory experience in any or all of the following areas: earth science, life sciences, physical sciences
3 credits: 1 credit in U.S. History, 1 credit in World History, 1 credit in local, state, national government
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CTE Completer Program Sequence
Credits may vary by CTE Major
As a graduation requirement, each student must complete 75 hours of service learning.
Grades 3 – 5:
Five hours in each grade (15 hours total)
Grades 6 – 8:
Ten hours in each grade (30 hours total)
Independent service learning hours:
Career pathways & majors / programs of study
Career Majors are identified as part of the Plan of Study completed in Grade 8.
Majors / Programs of Study
Career & Technology Education (CTE)
Construction & Development
Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
Consumer Services, Hospitality & Tourism
Careers in Cosmetology
Food & Beverage Management (Prostart)
Environmental, Agricultural & Natural Resources
CASE (Curriculum for Agricultural Science)
Health & Biosciences
PLTW Biomedical Sciences
Academy of Health Professions
Human Resources Services
Teacher Academy of Maryland (TAM)
Fire Fighter & Emergency Medical Responder
Early Childhood Education
Homeland Security – Criminal Justice
Manufacturing, Engineering & Technology
Advanced Manufacturing Professionals (AMP)
Automotive Technician (NAETEF)
Dual Enrollment is a program that allows high school juniors and seniors 16 years of age and older who have a cumulative high school grade point average of at least 2.5 to earn college credit while still in high school. Chesapeake College’s program, which offers a 25% discounted tuition to participants, is available to high school students in Caroline County. The college credit earned by Dual Enrollment students can often be applied toward high school graduation requirements. In all cases, the credits earned at Chesapeake will become part of the student’s permanent college record.
For more information about Dual Enrollment, students should contact their high school counselor.