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Graduation Requirements

ENGLISH (4 Credits)
  • English I
  • English II
  • English III
  • English IV
MATH (4 Credits)
  • NC Math 1
  • NC Math 2
  • NC Math 3
  • 4th Math (Dependent upon post-secondary plans)
  • World History
  • Civics & Economics
  • American History I & II (or equivalent)
SCIENCE (3 Credits)
  • Earth Science
  • Biology
  • A Physical Science (Physical Science, Chemistry, or Physics)
FINE ART (1 Credit)
ELECTIVES (11 Credits)*
*Beginning with the 2018-2019 9th grade class, all MAHS students will be required to complete a 4-course sequence in a CTE area, a fine art, or a world language.
UNC Minimum Admission Requirements
Students planning to attend a 4-year college/university upon graduation must successfully complete the above requirements AND:
  • 2 units of the same World Language
  • An advanced Math course beyond Math 3 (i.e. Advanced Functions & Modeling or Honors Pre-Calculus)
CTE Concentrator Requirements
Students are recognized as CTE Concentrators upon completion of a 4-course sequence in a particular career cluster. At least 3 courses must be Foundation Courses, and 1 of the Foundation Courses must be a Level 2 course.  The fourth course may be an Enhancement Course or an additional Foundation Course.  
Students and parents can refer to the document below for more information on CTE Career Clusters, or contact the Guidance Office with any questions.
Honors Pathway Requirements
Students who successfully maintain a rigorous course of study throughout their high school career and fulfill the following requirements will be recognized with Honor Diplomas:
  • 4.0 Weighted GPA
  • Honors English I-IV
  • Honors World History, Honors Civics & Economics, & Honors Turning Points in American History (or college-level equivalent)
  • 2 units of the same World Language
  • 4 additional honors or AP credits
  • 32 total units of credit
North Carolina Academic Scholar Requirements
Students who fulfill the following requirements will be recognized as NC Academic Scholars:
  • 3.5 Unweighted GPA
  • Completion of the UNC Minimum Admission requirements (see above)
  • Completion of Chemistry or Physics
  • 4 electives forming a concentration in a CTE Career Cluster or other subject area
  • 2 additional honors or AP credits
  • Completion of a graduation project
Transcript Checklist
This checklist will help you keep track of graduation requirements and special pathways.