Ellsworth High School

Guidance Department

EHS Graduation Requirements

The class of 2014 must earn 25 credits.   

The class of 2015 must earn 24 credits (pending Board approval).  

The class of 2016 and 2017 must earn 23 credits (pending Board approval).  

These requirements include:

4 credits in English, including:

English 9

            English 10

English 11 or an AP English course

            English 12 (Class of 2017 pending school board approval) or 1 credit in English electives or AP English

3 credits in Math, including:

             Algebra I (incoming 9th graders with Algebra I still must take 3 credits--students may select courses beyond the regular sequence by passing approved placement exams)


             Algebra II

3 credits in Science, including:

            Physical Science



3 credits in Social Studies, including:


World History

United States History

1 credit in Physical Education

1 credit in Visual & Performing Arts

½ credit in Health

9 ½ credits in electives (7 ½ credits for the class of 2017)

Please refer to p. 9 for our Honors Diploma requirements.

All students MUST be enrolled in 6 classes per semester.


Sixty (60) hours of Community Service is required to graduate from Ellsworth High School.

EHS English and math courses are aligned with the Common Core.  Other subjects are in the process of alignment with national standards.

 β€œThe Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.”