Requirements for Graduation from Deptford Township High School
**For information regarding graduation testing requirements, please click here**
Credits are awarded on the basis of how many times per week a class meets. For example: If a class has a lab and meets for a total of six periods per week, 6.0 credits are awarded; a regular five days a week course receives 5.0 credits. A semester course that meets five days a week is awarded 2.5 credits and a semester course that meets four days a week is awarded 2.0 credits.
All students must be enrolled in a minimum of 30 credits per year.
The required number of credits for graduation is listed below for each of the next four graduating classes:
|Subjects||Class of 2017||Class of 2018||Class of 2019||Class of 2020|
|English Language Arts||20||20||20||20|
|U. S. History||10||10||10||10|
|World History and Global Studies||
|Visual & Performing Arts||5||5||5||5|
|21st Century Life and Careers/Career-Technical Education||5||5||5||5|
|Financial, Economic, Business, and Entrepreneurial Literacy||2.5||2.5||2.5||2.5|
*Students’ demonstration of proficiency will meet the graduation requirement in lieu of the credit requirement.
1 Members of the Classes of 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 must pass 15 credits including Algebra I content (Course 001314 or 001316), Geometry content ( Course 001333 or 001338), AND a third year of math that builds upon Algebra I and Geometry and prepares students for college and 21st century careers.
2 Members of the Classes of 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 must receive a passing grade in Biology (Course 001420 or 001423) AND a passing grade in two additional lab-inquiry based courses.
All students must pass assessments as specified by the New Jersey Department of Education. The assessment system is changing.
- Members of the graduating Class of 2017 must pass the testing requirement from the State of New Jersey.
- Students who are at a risk of failing the state assessments will be required to enroll in courses designed to provide support.
All students must be in compliance with the requirements of the district’s attendance policy.