CLCS Graduation Requirements

Because courses are offered on a semester basis, a student must pass the course each semester in order to receive the credit value assigned for that semester.  If a student fails a required course, he will have to make up the credit.  Seniors will be permitted to march in commencement exercises if they lack only 1 credit for graduation and if arrangements have been made to earn this credit in an approved summer school program.

 

Because of the value of the overall program, it is necessary for a student to attend 4 years of high school even though he or she may satisfy the graduation requirements in less than 4 years. Early graduation is not permitted at CLCS.  If a student is allowed a fifth year at Cross Lanes Christian School in order to graduate, he or she will likewise be expected to attend for the full day.  Exceptions may be considered by the administration.

 

Students in the 7th and 8th grades are required to take Bible, English, Math, History, Science, Choir and Physical Education/Health.  Beginning in the 9th grade, students receive credits toward graduation and must complete the requirements for the graduation programs listed below:

 

Credits Required for Graduation for General Diploma

Bible (1 for each year at CLCS)…………………………………… 1-4

English …………………………………………………………….. 4

*History ……….………………………..……..………………..…. 4

**Math ………………………………………….…………………. 4

*** Science ……………………………………..…………………. 4

Computer Science ………………………………………….. ………1

Speech ………………………………………………………………1

Fine Art ……………………………………………………………. 1

PE ………………………………………………………………….. 1

Health ……………………………………………………………… 1

Total Electives …………..…………………………………………. 3

Total……………………………………………………………….. 28

* History:   Early American History, World History, Modern American History, U.S Gov’t / Eco.

* Math:   Students are required to take four years of math from the following list:  Algebra/Geometry Prep, Algebra I, Algebra II,  Geometry, Pre-Calculus or Accounting, Consumer Math (online)

** Science:  Students are required to take four years of science from the following  list:   Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology or Physics

NOTE:    Students not interested in going to college may choose to follow the GENERAL DIPLOMA PROGRAM.  However, parents are cautioned not to allow their child to vary from the COLLEGE PREPARATORY program unless it is absolutely necessary.  Parents should contact the office for information on the GENERAL DEGREE PROGRAM. Students with an up-to-date IEP (Individualized Education Plan) or a 503 plan may choose to be placed in the Provisional Diploma program (an adjusted grading scale is used for students in this program)

 

Credits Required for Graduation for College Preparatory Diploma

Bible (1 for each year at CLCS)…………………………… 1-4

English …………………………………………………..     4

*History  …………………………..…..………………..…. 4

*Math …………………………………………………….   4

**Science ………………………………………………..    4

Computer Science …………………………………….        1

Speech …………………………………………………..     1

PE ……………………………………………………….     1

Health ……………………………………………………    1

Foreign Language …………………………………….         2

Fine Arts ………………………………………………..      1

Electives. ………………………………………………..     1

Total ……………………………………………………..  28

*History: Early American History, World History, H Modern American History,  H US Gov’t / Eco.

**Students are required to take four years of math from the following list:   Algebra/Geometry Prep, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, AH Pre-Calculus,  AP Calculus, or Accounting.

*** Students are required to take four years of science: Physical Science, Biology,   Anatomy and Physiology, or Chemistry.

 

Credits Required for Graduation for Honors College Preparatory Diploma

Bible (1 for each year at CLCS)………………………        1-4

English …………………………………………………..     4

*History  …………………………..…..………………..…. 4

**Math ……………………………………………………. 4

***Science ………………………………………………..  4

Computer Science …………………………………….        1

Speech ……………………………………………………   1

PE ………………………………………………………..    1

Health …………………………………………………….   1

Foreign Language ……………………………………..        2

Fine Arts. ………………………………………………..     1

Elective ……………………………………………………. 1

Total ………………………………………………..……   28

* History: Early American History, World History, H Modern American History,  H US Gov’t / Eco.

** Students are required to take four years of math: H Algebra I, H Algebra II, AH Pre-Calculus and AP Calculus.

*** Students are required to take four years of science: Physical Science, AH Biology, AP Biology, H Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, or H Physics.

 

All students in grades seven through twelve should follow the course of study recommended to them by their parents and the administration.  This, of course, is to insure that each student challenged academically while at Cross Lanes Christian School.  Following the recommended courses of study will also reduce problems of meeting graduation requirements during the senior year.

 

The school allows limited opportunity to drop or add courses during the first two weeks of the first semester.  These changes require approval of all teachers concerned, the student’s parents, and the school administration.

 

The requirement of four credits for Bible for graduation will be strictly enforced for all students expecting to graduate from Cross Lanes Christian School. Senior High transfer students are only required to have Bible credits for years spent in Christian education.  Bible will be one of those subjects offered in a summer school program at Cross Lanes Christian School.  This will permit students who fail a Bible course to make up that credit during the summer. All students, grades nine through eleven, will have their records reviewed annually to determine their progress toward the four (4) credit graduation requirement for Bible.  Students failing Bible are subject to dismissal from the school.