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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

A student shall be eligible for graduation from Decatur Community High School upon completion of the 15 ½  units required, as listed below, plus at least 9 ½  units of elective courses and any additional requirements of:

·       Four units in English language arts

·       Three units of social sciences, which shall include one unit of American History, one unit of World History, and one unit of American Government

·       Three units of science--one must be a laboratory course

·       Three units of mathematics

·       One-fourth unit of health and three-fourths unit of physical education

·       Speech – ½ unit required 

        One unit of Fine Arts

·       9 1/2 units of elective subjects

All senior high students must be enrolled for a minimum of 7 units to a maximum of eight units each semester.  Required courses are to be taken before elective courses may be taken.  Twenty-five units are required for graduation.                  

If a student enters DCHS at the beginning or during the second semester of their senior year, they must be able to meet the graduation requirements of their previous high school and the graduation requirements of DCHS in order to graduate. 

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