How many credits do I need to earn a diploma from MMSD?

Typically, students need somewhere between 22 and 26 credits to earn an MMSD diploma: The exact number of credits needed depends on the type of schedule at your high school (i.e., 7-period, 4-block) and whether you only attend high school in MMSD or transfer into MMSD, sometime during your high school experience, from another school district.

Below you will find the number of credits you need for graduation.

9th-12th grade at East, West, Memorial or Shabazz (all have a 7-period day schedule).malik_cameron_1.jpg

22 credits

LaFollette Students (due to recent changes in the LHS schedule)

Class of 2021- 24 credits

Class of 2022- 23 credits

Class of 2023 - 22 credits

10th - 12th graders having spent 2-3 years at La Follette and the remainder at East, West or Memorial

24-26 credits (see your counselor)

9th - 12th grade at Capital

Graduation by portfolio

12th grade at an MMSD high school but spent some time in 9th-12th grade at a school outside of MMSD

Credits needed vary (see your school counselor)

What Specific Courses Do I Need to Earn my MMSD diploma? graduation requirements

Because of recent revisions to our graduation requirements (Summer 2016), the specific courses that you need to earn a diploma from MMSD varies depending on your grade level. Some variation may also exist for students receiving Special Education services based on their Individualized Education Plan. Please see the information below for more details.

Class of 2020

  • English - 4 credits (Including successful completion of English 1 & 2)
  • Math - 3 credits (Including coursework in algebraic and geometric concepts)
  • Science - 3 credits (Including coursework in biological and physical sciences)
  • Social Studies - 3 credits (Including successful completion of US History and a semester of Modern US History)
  • Additional Requirements - 1.5 credits PE, .5 credit Health, Civics Exam (65% or higher), 1 credit of Humanities (e.g., Art, Theater, Music, World Language, etc.)

Class of 2021 and beyond

  • English - 4 credits (Including successful completion of English 1 & 2)
  • Math - 3 credits (Including coursework in algebraic and geometric concepts)
  • Science - 3 credits (Including coursework in biological and physical sciences)
  • Social Studies - 3 credits (Including successful completion of US History and a semester of Modern US History)
  • Additional Requirements - 1.5 credits PE, .5 credit Health, Civics Exam (65% or higher), 1 credit of Humanities (e.g., Art, Theater, Music, World Language, etc.), .5 credit Financial Literacy

How do I know if I am on track to graduate on time?  

It is essential that you monitor your credits to ensure that you are on track to graduate on time. You can do this by viewing your unofficial transcript in Infinite Campus (under Documents). It is recommended that you audit your transcript after each semester to ensure that it is accurate. This Reviewing Your High School Transcript tip sheet will help you know what to look for. Your school counselor is an excellent resource for additional support.