Central Dauphin School District

600 Rutherford Road Harrisburg PA, 17109 • 717.545.4703

Quality to the Core

Graduation Requirements (updated 2/1/17)

Pupils must obtain a total credit of 23.5 credits in the following subjects in grades 9-12.

English........................................ 4.0
Mathematics............................... 4.0
Science....................................... 3.0
Social Studies............................. 3.0
Health......................................... 0.5
Physical Education...................... 2.0
Arts or Humanities or both.......... 1.0
Electives..................................... 6.0

Using Chapter 5 graduation requirements and Pennsylvania Department of Education regulations the following clarification of Arts and Humanities has been developed.

Pupils must have one (1) credit in Arts and Humanities.  These credits are to be in Arts OR Humanities OR both.

Art credit may be gained through any combination of the following:

  • Industrial Technology
  • Music
  • Visual Art
  • Family and Consumer Science

Humanities credit may be gained through the following:

  • Foreign Language
  • Any English coursed beyond those taken to meet basic graduation requirements
  • Any Social Studies course beyond those taken to meet basic graduation requirements
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