Coginchaug Regional High School

135 Pickett Lane, Durham, CT 06422 | 860.349.7215

General Information

Graduation Requirements

1.

Twenty-six (26) credits must be earned.

 

2.

Distribution of Credits

Credits

 

 

a.

English

4

 

b.

Social Studies, including U.S.History and .5 credit of civics (American Citizenship)

3.5

 

c.

Science, including one year of Biology

3

 

d.

Mathematics

3

 

e.

4 years of Physical Education (unless medically excused)

2

 

f.

Health 9, 10, 11, 12

1

 

g.

Fine Arts/Vocational Arts

1

 

 

Other courses of choice

 8.5

 

3.

Promotion

 

 

• to become a sophomore

5.5

 

• to become a junior

12

 

• to become a senior

19

 

• to graduate

26


Students must take .25 credit per year of physical education and .25 credit per year for health education. Aside from the required .25 credit per year for physical education, students must earn at least one (1) additional credit in physical education in order to meet graduation requirements. The additional one (1) credit may be earned by taking physical education elective courses and/or by participation on an athletic team for one season. No student may apply more than two (2) credits of physical education toward graduation.

All students are required to carry a minimum schedule of 7 credits per year. Exceptions can be granted only by the principal.

Students planning to pursue a college education should take a program which consists of 3 to 4 credits in the major academic courses (including Foreign Language). Students planning to enter a business or technical career may need additional courses as well.

Students and parents should map out a four year high school program which will leave a student the maximum number of options. Please consult with your counselor to create such a program.