Graduation Requirements

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Academic Area District 211 Graduation Requirements* Community College, Career Programs & Vocational Schools 4 Year Colleges & University Highly Selective Colleges & Universities
English 4 years 4 years 4 years; emphasis on written and oral communication and literature 4 years
Math 3 years including a 300 level course 2 years 3 years; Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2 and Trigonometry 4 years; recommended through Pre-Calculus or Calculus
Science 2 years 2 years 3 years; recommended core areas: Biology, Chemistry and Physics 4 years: recommended core areas: Biology, Chemistry and Physics
Social Studies 2 years:  US History and Social Science Survey or an equivalent 2 years 3 years; emphasis on history and government (requirement varies) 3 to 4 years
World Language 1 year or 1 year Vocational Education/Fine Arts None required 2 years** highly recommended 2 years required; 3 to 4 years highly recommended
Vocational Education or Fine Arts 1 year or 1 year World Language None required 2 years**; may include courses from Applied Technology, Art, Business Education, Family and Consumer Science, and Music 1 year recommended

*    Additional District 211 requirements include: health, consumer education, driver education, and 4 years of physical education.

**  World language preparation may be recommended or required by colleges or universities. State-supported universities in Illinois may accept vocational education or fine arts courses in lieu of foreign language. Check with a counselor for details.