Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements
The Commonwealth of Virginia requires 24 credit hours to graduate from high school. The requirements for a Holy Cross Advanced or HonorDiploma exceed the Commonwealth’s requirements as well as general college requirements.

General Diploma (24 credits)graduation
Religion (4 credits)
English (4 credits)
Mathematics (3 credits)
Science (3 credits)
Math or Science (1 credit)
Foreign Language (2 credits)
Social Studies (3 credits)
Health (0.5 credits)
P.E. (0.5 credits)
Driver’s Education (0.5 credits)
Electives (2 or more as needed)

Advanced Diploma (27 credits)
An advanced diploma is awarded to students meeting the general diploma requirements with the additional credits in Foreign Language (three years of one language or two years of two languages) or Social Studies.

Honors Diploma (29 credits)
An honors diploma is awarded to students meeting the general diploma requirements with the additional credits in Mathematics, Science, Foreign Language (four years in one language) or Social Studies.