Graduation Requirements

 Graduation Requirements

 In order to receive an Acton-Boxborough Regional High School diploma, students must:

  • Earn 100 credits.

  • Receive a “competency determination” by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education based on performance on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) test.

  In addition, students must earn passing grades in the following areas of study:

  • Four years of English

  • Three years of social studies (two of which must be U.S. History I and II)

  • Two years of science (one of which must be biology)  [Three years of science beginning with Class of 2025]

  • Two years of mathematics  [Three years of mathematics beginning with Class of 2025]

  • [Two years of World Language beginning with Class of 2025]

  • Fitness for Living (AB’s integrated health and physical education course is taken by all 9th graders)

  • Three semesters of physical education over the course of the next three years (grades 10, 11, 12) 

  • The equivalent of a one-semester daily course (2.5 credits) in Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Communication Arts or Industrial Arts.

  • One additional year of an academic elective - English, social studies, math, science, or a world language.

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