Students must complete a minimum of 26 credits, including 16 in the required subject areas below, to be eligible for graduation. Community service hours and successful completion of computer competencies are also required.
One credit is earned for the successful completion of a class that is held one period per day, five days a week, all year long. All credits are awarded on a pro-rated basis. Students involved in extra-curricular activities do not receive credit for participation.
Required Subject Areas & Academic Credit Hours
English 4 credits
Social Studies 3 credits
Mathematics 3 credits
Science 3 credits
Physical Education 1.5 credits
Health .5 credit
Fine Arts 1 credit
Electives 10 credits
Community Service 32 hours
Computer Competencies 10 hours
All AMHS students are encouraged to participate as volunteers in school and in the community. Thirty-two hours of community service are required for graduation in 2011. The Guidance Office provides students with opportunities to perform valuable services to their school while gaining experience in a variety of career-oriented positions. Over the years, students have served as academic tutors or assisted teachers in physical education, art, English, industrial arts, family and consumer science and building maintenance. In addition, area organizations often request students as volunteers, and these positions are posted for students.
General Entrance Requirement for College/University
Listed below are general entrance requirements for colleges/ universities. However, students must consult with admissions personnel at the college/university they plan to attend for specific academic requirements.
Four-Year College General Requirements
English 4 years
Math 2 years minimum (Algebra and Geometry),
3-4 years preferred
Science 2 years of a lab science, 3-4 years preferred
World Language 2 years minimum in one language, 3-4 years preferred
Social Studies 3 years including U.S. History
Students who wish to participate in intercollegiate athletics in college at a Division I or II institution should register with the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse after the completion of their junior year in high school. Student-athletes who wish to participate in athletics during their first-year at college must meet these NCAA requirements:
All students must demonstrate mastery of these identified computer competencies prior to graduation as determined by the Arlington School Board.