Though all the steps to graduate high school may initially seem overwhelming, it can be very simple if you stay up to date and on top of things. On this page you find information about Churchill’s Graduation Requirements

You must earn at least 24 credits to graduate as follows:

  • 3.0 Math (Algebra 1 or higher)
  • 3.0 Science
  • 4.0 Language Arts
  • 3.0 Arts, Second Language, Career and Technical Education
  • 3.0 Social Sciences
  • 1.0 PE
  • 1.0 Health
  • 6.0 Other Subjects- Any subject that does not fall into the areas above or credits in an area that exceed the requirements. 130 hours of documented work (.5 credit) also applies. Students can earn up to 2 credits this way. See a counselor or School-to-Career Coordinator for more information. 


Essential Skills*

Students are required to show they can:

  1. Reading – Read and comprehend a variety of text
  2. Writing – Write clearly and accurately
  3. Math – Apply mathematics in a variety of settings

Students can satisfy some or all of their essential skills in many ways: Earn required scores on; Smarter Balanced, Work Keys, PSAT, SAT, ACT, Accuplacer, AP or IB tests or take a Work Sample class.


Personalized Learning* – Is learning outside the classroom to help students plan for their school education and career goals after high school.There are three parts to Personalized Learning each student must complete:

  1. Plan and Profile – Students create a plan to help guide them in pursuing their personal and career interests and post-high school goals. The plan is updated each year as students continue to explore their interests and post-high school goals. The Plan and Profile documents the student’s progress and achievement toward graduation requirements, goals and other personal accomplishments.
  2. Career Related Learning Experiences (CRLES) –  Activities students participate in that allow them to explore their interests as they relate to their post high school goals. Students are required to complete one CRLE activity from a list of approved activities each year of attendance, write a reflection about that experience and have a planning meeting to update their Plan and Profile with College and Career Center staff or Counselor.
  3. Extended Application (LEAP). This is typically done in the senior year. Students can complete their LEAP during the summer between their junior and senior year. See for more information. 

* Not required for the class of 2021. However, students will be required to complete some CRLE activities.