• Please see the various resources below which detail all you need to know about graduation requirements. 

    6 Year Plan: Use the ACS 6 Year Plan worksheet to help you plan which classes you would like to take throughout high school to fulfill your graduation requirements, meet  your needs, and explore your interests.

    AHS/SILSA Graduation Requirements - click here for printable document

    Graduation Requirements: 28 total credits including...

    Subject Area Required # of Credits

    Course Options

    English 4
    • English I (standard or honors level)
    • English II (standard or honors level)
    • English III (standard or honors level)
      or AP Language and Composition
    • English IV (standard or honors level)
      or AP Literature
    Math 4
    • Math I (standard or honors level)
    • Math II (standard or honors level)
    • Math III (standard or honors level)
    • 4th Math (Pre-Calculus Honors, Math 4 (standard only), Discrete Math for Computer Science (honors only), AP Statistics)
    • AP Calc is also available as a higher level math option.
    *Social Studies 4
    • World History (standard or honors level)
    • Civic Literacy (standard or honors level)
    • American History (standard or honors level)
      or AP US History
    • Economics and Personal Finance (standard or honors level)
    Science 3
    • Earth/Environmental Science (standard or honors level)
    • Biology I (standard or honors level)
    • One of: Chemistry, Physics or Physical Science
    Required Electives 3
    • 9th Grade Health and PE
    • 1 Art Credit
    • 1 CTE Credit
    • CPR Certification (no credit awarded)

    Additional important information:

    *New Social Studies
    For students entering high school beginning in the 2021-2022 school year and beyond:

    1. World History
    2. Founding Principles of the United States of America and North Carolina: Civic Literacy
    3. Economics and Personal Finance
    4. American History

    *Economics and Personal Finance is required for students who entered 9th grade in 2020-2021

    World Language
    There is no World Language requirement for graduation.
    Two credits of the same World Language are required for admission into a 4-year college or university.

    Please reach out to your school counselor with any questions.