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Graduation Requirements

Students must meet the following credit and course requirements to receive a diploma from Highland High School:

Students need the following credits to graduate: 25 credits

Graduation requirements are listed below.

  • 4.0 English Credits, including English I, II, and III
  • 3.0 Math Credits (Illinois law requires 3 years of Math, including Algebra and Geometry)
  • 2.0 Science Credits
  • 1.0 U.S. History Credit, including passing the US and IL Constitution Tests
  • 1.0 World History Credit
  • 1.0 Credit chosen from any of the following: Art, Music, Foreign Language, or Vocational Education
  • 0.5 Health Credit
  • 0.5 Civics Credit (for class of 2020 and beyond)
  • One of the following courses to meet Illinois' Consumer Education requirement:
    • 0.5 Credit: Consumer Ed
    • 0.5 Credit: Personal Finance (junior or senior)
    • 0.5 Credit: Economics
    • 0.5 Credit: AP Economics (senior)
    • 1.0 Credit: Agriculture Business Management (senior)
  • PE
  • Electives (your choice)

Parent Nights and College Fairs

Parent Night Dates: 
  • Freshman Day: Tuesday Aug. 8, 2017. 9:30 - 11 a.m. at HHS
  • HHS Open House: Tuesday August 15, 2017. 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at HHS
  • College Admissions Program: Tuesday Aug. 29, 2017. 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at HHS.
  • ASVAB Test Date: Thursday Sept. 7, 2017 7:35am-12 in Kennel.
  • FAFSA Financial Aid Overview Night: Wed Sept 20, 2017. 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at HHS.
  • 8th Grade Parent Night: Wednesday January 10, 2018. 6:30 - 8 p.m. at HHS.
College Fair Dates:

St. Louis University (SLU) National College Fair:
Sunday Oct. 22, 2017 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Address: 221 N Grand Blvd, St Louis, MO 63103, United States
Saint Louis, USA. http://10times.com/stlouis-national-college

Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (SIUE) Regional College Fair:
Tuesday Oct 24, 2017 from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Address: Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom on campus.
The fair gives prospective college students and their parents the ability to meet with college representatives from more than 90 in-state and out-of-state colleges and universities. Financial aid representatives will also be on hand to answer questions. http://www.siue.edu/admissions/ircf-participants.shtml

Southwestern Illinois College Regional College Fair:
Sunday, February 25, 2018 (tentative date). from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Address: Belleville Campus Varsity Gym, 2500 Carlyle Ave., Belleville, IL, 62221
High School students can meet with more than 100 colleges and universities and attend financial aid and transfer planning workshops.