Beginning in 2017-2018, with the Class of 2021, SFCS will offer 2 tracks for graduation. Students may graduate with a standard diploma after successfully completing and passing the required 25 courses. Students that complete additional coursework (beginning with the 8th Grade) and pass the prescribed 29 credits will graduate with distinction. Reference the chart below for additional information.
Current Requirements for Graduation through Class of 2020
Requirements for Graduation beginning with the Class of 2021
Requirements for Graduation with DISTINCTION beginning with the Class of 2021
|United States History||1||1||1|
|Government/Economics||1 (.5 of each)||1 (.5 of each)||1 (.5 of each)|
|Other Social Studies||2||1||1|
|Fine Arts Elective||1||1||1|
- Silva-Mester, when taken all 4 years of High School, will result in 1 unit of credit on the transcript.This credit may not be substituted for another credit in the requirements.
- English, Math, and Computer credits may be earned in the 8th Grade.
- 2 consecutive Foreign Language credits must be in the same language.