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Diploma Requirements

Diploma Requirements for Graduation

Applies to Class of 2018+

Units of Credit:    1 = one year ,  .5 = one semester

The preferred level for every DLS student is the Distinguished Level.
DISTINGUISHED LEVEL
  Minimum 26 credits + Religion every semester + Completed Endorsement

English

Math

Science

History

Fine Arts

L.O.T.E.

PE/Ath

Electives

4 credits

4 credits

4 credits

3 credits

1 credit

2 credits

1 credit

 7 credits

Students seeking a particular endorsement must complete the “distinguished level” criteria, and ALSO meet the extra criteria below. (Many courses may count toward level criteria and an endorsement.)
L.O.T.E. = Languages Other Than English. DLS offers Spanish.

FOUNDATION  LEVEL 
 Minimum 22 credits + Religion every semester

English

Math

Science

History

Fine Arts

L.O.T.E.

PE/Ath

Electives

4 credits

3 credits

3 credits

3 credits

1 credit

2 credits

1 credit

5 credits

Students may not choose the Foundation Level without parent permission.

ENDORSEMENTS

Recommended:  (5 credits in one field or 4x4 version)
     a) STEM-Math, b) STEM-Science,  c) ARTS-L.O.T.E., d) ARTS-History,  e) MULTI-DISC

Potential but not recommended
     f) BUSINESS, g) AP/DC MULTI-DISCIPLINARY, h) ARTS –Music/Visual, i) ARTS-English

Students can earn more than one endorsement.  There is more than one way to get most endorsements.

S.T.E.M. = Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics

Courses which specifically meet credits for each endorsement not shown in this document.

S.T.E.M.

 

MULTI-DISCIPLINARY

STEM - Math

STEM - Science

 

4x4

AP/DC

Must total 5 credits in Mathematics

Must total 5 credits in Science

 

Must total 4 credits each
 in 4 core areas

Must total 4 credits in  AP/DC courses

 

ARTS&HUMANITIES

 

BUSINESS&INDUSTRY

ARTS-History

ARTS-LOTE

ARTS –Music/Visual

ARTS-English

 

Business

Must total 5 credits in History

Must total 4 credits in L.O.T.E.

Must total 4 credits in Music/Art

Must total 4 credits in English  after taking Eng 1,2,3

 

Total 4 credits in Business/Computer