Graduation Requirements – The Farm School
The first question we ask when parents are wondering how to plan for High School is, “What is your student’s next step?” The transcript is a vehicle that will help get them there, so we want to make sure it’s pointed in the right direction.
We use and recommend the TN Requirements for Graduation as a template to plan the High School years. College-bound students should adhere closely as this is what schools are wanting to see. Students with other plans can use the Elective credits to spend time building trade or entrepreneurial skills.
Basic Transcript – 22 Credits
3 Social Studies
.5 Personal FInance
2 Foreign Language
1 Fine Art
3 Elective Focus
- Each year should include an English I-IV that covers a range of language arts. Additional concentrated courses, like Creative Writing, would be considered an Elective.
- Courses in Maths, Sciences, and Social Studies should list the concentration. An exception is Integrated Math I – IV in place of Algebra, Geometry, etc as it incorporates all of them.
- Courses like Personal Finance, Driver’s Education, and ACT Prep would be a .5 credit course. Government and Econ are also usually considered 2 halves of a whole.
- If P.E./Wellness is taken in more than one year, we typically keep the credits totaling 1.5 unless the courses directly contribute to the next step.
- Electives: if there are multiple courses listed in one category, such as Art, Drawing, Painting, within a year, we tend to group them and leave 1 credit per category. EXAMPLE: If many different electives are taken within a year, usually each would earn .5 credit. Consider the participation hours to accurately attribute credit. A once a week class and occasional practice would accrue less credit than daily lessons.
- Work Experience and Community service can be listed, but would not earn a grade or credit, and thus not affect the final GPA.
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