Course Sequencing & Credit Recommendations

Course Sequencing

Only one core English course may be scheduled annually, e.g., a student may not complete grade 9 and grade 10 English in their freshman year. U.S. History Part II is a required grade 9 social studies course.  Other courses with grade level designations must be scheduled appropriately throughout the student's high school career.  Course sequencing exceptions must be approved by the administration.

Credit Recommendations

The charts below shows the recommended number of credits a student should take each year in order to graduate from the West Shore School District in four years.

Grade 9  – Class of 2025

English I

1.00 credit

US History Part II

1.00 credit

Math1

1.00 credit

Science1

1.00 credit

Wellness/Fitness I:  Health/Phys. Ed

  .50 credit

Freshman Seminar Activities

.125 credit

Electives

1.50 credits

 

6.125 credits

 

Grade 10 – Class of 2024

English II

1.00 credit

Social Studies1

1.00 credit

Math1

1.00 credit

Science1

1.00 credit

Physical Education Elective2

  .50 credit

Driver Education Online

  .25 credit

Sophomore Seminar Activities

  .125 credit

Electives

1.50 credits 

 

6.375 credits



Grade 11  – Class of 2023

English (American Literature Part 1) & 

English Elective  

.50 credit  

.50 credit 

 or AP or Dual Enrollment English

1.00 credit

Social Studies1

1.00 credit

Math1

1.00 credit

Science1

1.00 credit

Personal Finance

  .50 credit

Physical Education Elective2

  .50 credit

Junior Seminar Activities

.125 credit

Electives

1.0 credit

 

6.125 credits


Grade 12  – Class of 2022

English (select a yearlong 1.0 credit course or two semester long .50 credit courses)

1.00 credit 

Senior Seminar Activities

.125 credit

Elective(s) 
TBD 
Must Earn Total of 22.0 Credits For Graduation

22.00 Credits

 

[1] Please refer to the tables and references to determine course sequences.

[2]  A .50 credit of Physical Education or Physical Education Elective is recommended in either junior or senior year. 


graduation For ALL Students
Students who fall behind during their time in high school may be afforded the opportunity to take summer remedial courses where it is feasible and enrollment is sufficient to run such courses.  Students are strongly encouraged to pass the courses taken during the school year.  There are additional expenses incurred by the student for summer school.  The District cannot guarantee that all courses failed will be offered in summer school.  

For TRANSFER Students
Students who move into the district and find themselves below the required credit limit for the expected grade level will be given due consideration for grade placement based upon the successful completion of courses in the areas of English, Social Studies, Science, Math and Physical Education in their previous school.
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