2017-18 CVA Course of Study Handbook – New York State Course Requirements for Graduation

Earn 22 units of credit or more 22 Total Credits

  1. Pass four (4) years of English (4 credits)
  2. Pass four (4) years of Social Studies (4 credits)
  3. Pass three (3) years of Math (3 credits)
  4. Pass three (3) years of Science (3 credits)
  5. Pass one (1) year of Foreign Language (Spanish or Chinese) 1.0
  6. Pass one half (1/2) year of Health 0.5
  7. Pass one (1) unit of Fine Arts (Art, Music or DDP) 1.0
  8. Pass four (4) years of Physical Education (1/2 credit each year) (2 credits)
  9. Pass three (3) Elective Courses (3.5 credits)

Required Courses – Grade 8

  • Spanish I (1 credit)

Required Courses – Grade 9

  • English 9 (1 credit )
  • Global History & Geography 1 (1 credit)
  • Algebra 1 CC A OR Algebra 1 CC (R) (1 credit)
  • Living Environment (R) (1 credit)
  • Foreign Language (if not completed in 8th grade) (1 credit)
  • Fine Art (1 credit)
  • Physical Education 9/10 (.5 credit)

Required Courses – Grade 10

  • English 10 (1 credit )
  • Global History and Geography 2 (R) (1 credit)
  • Algebra 1 CC B (R) OR Geometry CC (R) (1 credit)
  • Earth Science (R) (1 credit)
  • Health (.5 credit)
  • Physical Education 9/10 (.5 credit)

Required Courses – Grade 11

  • English 11 CC (R) (1 credit)
  • US History & Gov’t (R) (1 credit)
  • (A Third Year of Math) (1 credit)
  • (A Third Year of Science) (1 credit)
  • Physical Education 11/12 (.5 credit)

Required Courses – Grade 12

  • English 12 (1 credit)
  • Economics 12 (.5 credit)
  • Participation in Government 12 (.5 credit)
  • Physical Education 11/12 (.5 credit)

In addition to these required courses, students planning their course selections must select additional credits from the Elective Courses available this year. The total number of credits must be at least 6.5 credits.  Students may select more if they wish.

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