Graduation Requirements

The updated graduation requirements for the 2015-2016 school year require that students complete 24 credits for the Standard Diploma, and 26 credits for the Advanced Diploma. These changes will affect existing NSA students entering grade 9 at NorthStar Academy during the 2015-2016 school year, or students transferring in to NorthStar Academy during the 2015-2016 school year and beyond. NorthStar Academy high school students enrolled before the 2015-2016 school year will follow the existing credit requirements of 22 (Standard) and 24 credits (Advanced). Any questions on graduation requirements can be directed to the NSA Guidance Counselor at

English 4* 4*
Math 3* 4*
Science 3 4
Social Studies 3* 3*
World View 1* 1*
Physical Education .5 .5
Government .5 .5*
Economics / Personal Finance .5* .5*
Health .5 .5
Foreign Language 2*
College and Life Preparation .5 .5*
Fine Arts .5 .5
Electives** 7 5
Total Credits 24 26

*Specific courses are required. Please click here to download NSA's specific graduation requirements.
**An elective is any course of your choosing outside of the required and/or designated core courses.

NSA offers 12th grade students several options by which they may earn a diploma through NSA, so please click here to download the document which specifies the GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS with regard to credits along with the several DIPLOMA OPTIONS that we offer at NorthStar Academy.