Guidance - Graduation

GUIDANCE - GRADUATION

Any questions on graduation requirements may be directed to the NSA Guidance Office.

Students that have earned 6.0 or more credits prior to August 1, 2020 will follow the 2019-2020 graduation requirements. Students that have earned less than 6.0 credits prior to August 1, 2020 will follow the 2020-2021 graduation requirements.
  • 19-20 Graduation Requirements

    Subject AreaStandard DiplomaAdvanced Diploma
    English
    4*
    4*
    Math
    3
    4*
    Science
    3
    4*
    Social Studies
    3*
    3*
    Government
    0.5
    0.5
    Economics/Personal Finance
    0.5
    0.5
    Foreign Language
    -
    2
    Worldview
    1*
    1*
    Physical Education
    0.5
    0.5
    Health
    0.5
    0.5
    Fine Arts
    0.5
    0.5
    College and Life Preparation
    0.5*

    0.5*

    Electives**
    7
    5
    Total Credits
    24

    26

    *Specific courses are required. Please download NSA’s specific graduation requirements for details: NSA Graduation Requirements (19-20)

  • 20-21 Graduation Requirements

    Subject AreaStandard DiplomaAdvanced Diploma
    English
    4*
    4*
    Math
    3
    4*
    Science
    3
    4*
    Social Studies
    3*
    3*
    Government
    0.5
    0.5
    Economics/Personal Finance
    0.5
    0.5
    Foreign Language
    -
    2
    Bible
    2*

    2*

    Physical Education
    0.5
    0.5
    Health
    0.5
    0.5
    Fine Arts
    0.5
    0.5
    College and Life Preparation
    0.5*

    0.5*

    Electives**
    6

    4

    Total Credits
    24

    26

    *Specific courses are required. Please download NSA’s specific graduation requirements for details: NSA Graduation Requirements (20-21)

**An elective is any course of your choosing outside of the required and/or designated core courses.
***Students transferring to NorthStar Academy are required to take at least 25% of their coursework with NorthStar Academy in order to be eligible for a NorthStar Academy diploma. Even students who transfer in eighteen (18) or more credits from another accredited institution will be required to take at least 25% of their coursework at NorthStar Academy. (This translates to a minimum of 6 NSA credits for students planning to earn the Standard Diploma and a minimum of 6.5 NSA credits for students planning to earn the Advanced Diploma.) Students who wish to graduate from NorthStar Academy must be actively enrolled in NorthStar Academy during the academic year in which they complete the NorthStar Academy graduation requirements.
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