Mount Olive High School


Graduation Requirements

All students must earn 135 credits to graduate

Full-year courses 5 credits
Semester courses 2-1/2 credits
Grade Placement
Grade 10: 30 credits
Grade 11: 60 credits
Grade 12: 95 credits
Required courses for all students:
Language Arts Literacy 20 credits
PE/Health 20 credits
Mathematics 15 credits
Science 15 credits
United States History 10 credits
World Culture/World History
5 credits
World Language 5 credits

Visual or Performing Arts

5 credits
21st Century Life and Careers, or Career-Technical Education (Practical Arts) 5 credits
Financial, Economic, Business, and Entrepreneurial Literacy (Financial Literacy) 2.5 credits

Additional graduation requirements:

  • Many four year colleges require students to have taken 2 consecutive years of a World Language. Students planning to continue their education at four year colleges are strongly encouraged to complete a minimum of 10 credits in the same World Language. 
  • All students must enroll in a combination of a full year of Math or Science.
  • All students must be enrolled in at least 35 credits each of their four years.

New Jersey High School Graduation Assessment Requirements

On June 5, 2019, the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) updated the high school graduation assessment requirements in both English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA) and mathematics for the Classes of 2019 through 2022, pursuant to an amended Consent Order from the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey.


The Classes of 2021 and 2022
The high school assessment graduation requirements that are in place for the Classes of 2021 and 2022 are:
In English Language Arts/Literacy, students must demonstrate proficiency:

1. On NJSLA/PARCC ELA 10; or
2. By meeting the designated cut score on an alternative assessment such as other high school-level
NJSLA/PARCC assessments, the SAT, ACT, or ACCUPLACER as defined in the chart below; or
3. By submitting, through the district, a student portfolio appeal to the New Jersey Department of
Education.
In mathematics, students must demonstrate proficiency:
1. On NJSLA/PARCC Algebra I; or
2. By meeting the designated cut score on an alternative assessment such as other high
school-level NJSLA/PARCC assessments, the SAT, ACT, or ACCUPLACER as defined in the
chart below; or
3. By submitting, through the district, a student portfolio appeal to the New Jersey Department of
Education. Proficiency levels/cut scores for the Classes of 2021 and 2022 are specified in the next section.
Note: Special Education students, whose Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) specify an alternative way to demonstrate proficiencies, will continue to follow the graduation assessment requirements set forth in their IEPs.


This document reflects the high school graduation assessment requirements put in place for the Classes of 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022, pursuant to an amended Consent Order received by the NJDOE from the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey on June 5, 2019.

The requirements for the Class of 2019, including the cut scores, remain unchanged from the requirements that were applied to the Classes of 2017 and 2018. These requirements now apply to the Classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022. As of March 18, 2020, Executive Order 117 waives the graduation assessment requirement for any twelfth-grade student who is expected to graduate in the class of 2020 but, had not yet met the graduation assessment requirement. Students in the class of 2020 who have not yet met the assessment requirement must still meet all the other State and local graduation
requirements, including but not limited to credit, curriculum, and attendance requirements.



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