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Diploma Requirements

In order to be granted a diploma by St. Johnsbury Academy, a student must complete four years of study, and accumulate 26 credits. (see accompanying chart)

 COURSE                                          YEARS OF STUDY
 Senior Capstone 1 credit

This required one-semester, heterogeneously grouped, interdisciplinary course will serve as an opportunity for seniors to demonstrate their ability to meet Academy standards as a culmination of all of their previous course work and a springboard into their post-secondary careers. The domain of the course will include three components: [1] Problem-solving: discipline-specific research methods, fieldwork, and critical inquiry [2] Communication: discipline-specific writing formats, editing, revision, and public speaking [3] Citizenship: Self-management strategies and analysis of community needs.

 English                                           3 credits
 Science 3 credits
 Mathematics 3 credits
 Social Studies 2 credits
 Physical Education 1 1/2 credits
 Keyboarding 1/2 credit
 Health Education 1 credit
 Freshmann  Humanities (full year)
 2 credits

The Health and Keyboarding requirements are met for freshman through the Critical Skills Course * St. Johnsbury Academy will not accelerate graduation. Students must achieve four calendar years of resident study in a high school in order to qualify for graduation.

Underclassmen must take eight blocks of study for the year. Seniors must take seven.

Again, the decisions that students and parents make in their choice of courses and in the sequence of courses are most important. Students and parents should remember that the choices made for the freshman and sophomore years will strongly affect the options available for the junior and senior years.

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