|All students need to meet the criteria of the Future Ready Core. The Future Ready Core course of study provides students with a strong academic foundation and opens the door to many possibilities upon high school graduation. The Future Ready Core course of study prepares students for entering college and/or the work force. The Future Ready Core requires that students complete a fourth math course to meet the admission requirements of colleges and community colleges as well as the demand from employers for similar academic skills. Students will be prepared for whatever option they choose upon graduation. For students who entered high school in 2012-2013, an additional social studies course is required to graduate. The specific course requirements are outlined in the chart below. In addition to the course requirements, students must complete a graduation project. Beginning with the graduating class of 2015, students must also successfully complete CPR instruction. The Occupational Prep Course of Study will continue to be available for students who are eligible.|
|Subject||Caldwell County Future Ready Core Graduation Requirements|
|English||5 credits: Communication Skills, English I, II, III, IV|
|Math||4 credits: Math I, Math II, Math III, and a fourth math aligned to post high school plans|
|Science||3 credits: Earth/Environmental Science, Biology, and physical science course|
|Social Studies||3 credits for students who entered 9th grade from 2009-2010 through 2011-2012: World History, Civicis & Economics, and US History
4 credits for students who entered 9th grade in 2012-2013 and beyond: World History, Civics & Economics, and American History I and II or AP US History and a social studies elective
|Health & PE||1 credit + Successful Completion of CPR Instruction (graduating class of 2015 and beyond)|
|World Languages||Not required for graduation. 2 credits in same language required to meet the minimum application requirements for UNC admission.|
|Other Electives||12 credits required.
2 credits of any combination from:
4 credits strongly recommended (4 course concentration) from one of the following:
|Total Credits||28 credits + Completion of Graduation Project|
Students with disabilities may be eligible to complete the Occupational Course of Study (OCS) in order to earn a high school diploma. This course of study provides a modified curriculum that focuses on post school employment and independent living. Students must qualify for this program. Please contact a school counselor or the exceptional children’s department at your child’s school for more information about this course of study.