Due to the forecasted inclement weather, all School District of Philadelphia schools will be closed Wednesday, February 20, 2019.  All District administrative offices will be open Wednesday. All after-school activities including all athletic programs and professional development sessions scheduled for Wednesday are canceled as well. All District early childhood centers will also be closed. All School District building engineers are to report for work at their normal start time.

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Minimum Graduation Requirements

Content AreaRequired Number Required Courses
of Credits
Social Studies4World History, African American History,  American History, Social Science
Electives4One of the electives must be a college prep math or science class, or an Advanced Placement class.
English4English 1, 2, 3, and 4
Math3Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2
Science3Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry
Art and Humanities2 Art, Theatre
World Language2Spanish 1, Spanish2
Health and Physical Education1.5.5 Health, 1 PE
Senior ProjectStudents must complete an interdisciplinary senior project that demonstrates problem solving, communication, citizenship, school-to-career or multicultural competencies. In addition, students must complete a service-learning project. A passing score is required.


General Promotion Requirements

Promotion from 9th – 10th grade: 5 credits

Promotion from 10th – 11th grade: 11 credits

Promotion from 11th – 12th grade: 17.5 credits

Graduation: 23.5 credits

Last modified: March 2, 2018