Graduation Requirements

In order to receive a diploma and graduate from Sturgis High School, a student must meet the requirements for basic course work, complete a portfolio presentation, and earn the total number of credits required.   Participation in the commencement ceremony is a privilege and will be denied to any student who has not completed all requirements and finished the year in good standing with School staff.

If you have any questions about your credits, please contact your guidance counselor:

Mrs. Campbell,

Mrs. Patrick,

Specific Graduation Requirements are:

English – 4 credits               Must include English 9, 10, 11, Speech and a selection Senior Year

Social Studies – 3 credits    Must include U.S. History, World History, Government and Economics

Science – 3 credits               Must include Biology (1 credit), Chemistry A (.5 credit), Physics A (.5 credit) and either Chem B or Physics B.  Credit for Earth Science is usually earned in 8th grade

Mathematics –4 credits        Must include Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and a credit Senior Year

Phys. Ed./Health – credit   Must include Physical Education (.5 credit) and Health (.5 credit)

Visual, Performing or Applied Arts – 1 credit

                                                 Can choose from Fine or Performing Arts, Advanced World Languages, Vocational or Practical Art

Foreign Language – 2 credits 

                                                  Visual, Performing or Applied Arts or a CTE class can count for 1 of a student's Foreign Language credits.

Career Pathway/General Electives   

                                                  As selected to equal required number of credits for your class

                                                   2016 = 25.5 credits        2018 = 24 credits

                                                   2017 = 24 credits           2019 = 24 credits

Online learning experience of at least 20 hours.  

(These are actual hours, not credits)


Successful portfolio presentation  Portfolio requirements Here