For high school graduation requirements, please refer to the chart below. School counselors are available to assist students at any time.
Minimum High School Graduation Requirements
|Required “Core” Subjects||Credits||Years of Study|
|Theology||4.0 credits*||4 years*|
|English/Language Arts||4.0 credits||4 years|
|Social Studies||4.0 credits||4 years|
|Mathematics||4.0 credits||4 years|
|Science||4.0 credits||4 years|
|Languages Other than English||4.0 credits||4 years|
|Art or Music||2.0 credit||2 years|
|Physical Education||2.0 credits (0.5 credits/year)||4 years|
|Health||0.5 credit||1/2 year|
|Psychology||0.5 credit||1/2 year|
|Total Credits||32.0 credits|
|*Students transferring to Bishop Grimes after 9th grade are only responsible for their grade level Theology credits. For example, if a student enters in 10th grades, he/she would be need Theology credits for 10th, 11th, and 12th grades.|
In addition to the listed requirements, all students must take a minimum number of units (credits) each year as follows:
Finally, all students must complete a required number of service hours each year. Service hours are tracked by Theology Department members. It is a student’s responsibility to complete and keep track of his/her required hours. Service hours should be turned in using this sheet.
|Grade||Required Service Hours|
Regents Exam Requirements
|Regents Diploma||Advanced Regents Diploma|
|Foreign Language Proficiency||Foreign Language Regents Equivalent Exam|
|One Regents Math||Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II|
|One Regents Science||Two Regents Sciences (1 Life Science & 1 Physical Science)|
|Global History||Global History|
|United States History and Government||United States History and Government|
|English/Language Arts||English/Language Arts|
Honors course credit is available upon request. Outside of core subjects, all courses are subject to enrollment requirements.
Note: Students can take Band every day or Chorus every day in addition to individual lessons.
Juniors and seniors are strongly advised to take SAT 1, SAT subject tests, and ACT tests which are given throughout the school year. Bishop Grimes administers the ACT and SAT tests each spring.