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:  Problem-solving: discipline-specific research methods, fieldwork, and critical inquiry  Communication: discipline-specific writing formats, editing, revision, and public speaking  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.