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Graduation Requirements

Most ICCSD students graduate with more than 305 credits. This usually amounts to one elective course per trimester in 9th and 10th grades and two to three elective courses per trimester in 11th and 12th grades. Students earn five credits per course per trimester for most courses. Students must have attended ICCSD for their final trimester of academic work in order to receive a diploma from ICCSD.

All students must earn a minimum of 305 credit hours to graduate from the Iowa City Community School District. Minimum course load per trimester requirement is 5 courses.

College-Bound
Recommendations (360 Credits)

Courses College-Bound
Recommendations
Credits
English 4 Years 60
Credits
Social Studies 4 Years 60
Credits
Mathematics 4 Years 60
Credits
Science 4 Years 60
Credits
Physical Education 4 Years 20
Credits
Health 1 Trimester 5
Credits
Electives 4 Years including World Language 95
Credits

ICCSD Diploma
REquirements (305 Credits)

Courses Minimum Requirements Credits
English 4 Years 60
Credits
Social Studies 3 Years 45
Credits
Mathematics 3 Years 45
Credits
Science 3 Years 45
Credits
Physical Education 4 Years 20
Credits
Health 1 Trimester 5
Credits
Electives 4 Years 85
Credits

Specific Requirements

English Credits Mathematics Credits
English 9 15 Credits Mathematics Electives 45 Credits
English 10 15 Credits    
Year-Long Literature Course 15 Credits    
English 12 15 Credits (A year-long literature course, or three trimesters with at least one literature-based and one writing-based course.)    
Social Studies Credits Science Credits
U.S. History 15 Credits Earth and Space Science 15 Credits
World History 15 Credits Biology 15 Credits
Government I: Foundations and Principles 5 Credits Physical Science or Chemistry 15 Credits
Government II: Institutions and Policies 5 Credits    
Economics 5 Credits    
Other Credits Other Credits
Physical Education 5 Credits Health 5 Credits