Graduation Requirements

These requirements apply to graduates in the Class of 2023 and later.

Click here for requirements for Class of 2020, 2021, and 2022.

Clark County Schools/George Rogers Clark High School/Phoenix Academy Minimum Graduation Requirements

(Beginning with students who enter grade nine (9) on or after the first day of the 2019-2020 academic year)


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1. Complete one or more of the following graduation qualifiers:


  • Satisfy precollege curriculum as established by the Council on Postsecondary Education in 13 KAR 2:020.

  • Achieve benchmark score as established by the Council on Postsecondary Education in 13 KAR 2:020 in one (1) section of a college admissions or placement examination.

  • Complete three (3) postsecondary credit hours or more of a Kentucky Department of Education approved dual credit course with a grade of C or higher.

  • Complete one (1) Advanced Placement (AP) course and score a three (3) or higher on the corresponding assessment.

  • Obtain an industry certification as approved by the Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board.

  • Complete four (4) credits from valid courses within a single Kentucky Department of Education approved career pathway.

  • Complete a Kentucky Department of Education approved process to verify 500 hours of exceptional work experience or alternative requirements as determined by a student’s Admissions and Release Committee (ARC) and specified in a student’s IEP.

  • Complete two (2) years in an approved Kentucky Department of Education or Kentucky Labor Cabinet pre-apprenticeship or apprenticeship program.

 2. Earn a total of at least twenty-five (25) credits including:


  • English I, English II, English III, English IV

  • Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, 1 additional math credit

  • Earth Space Science, Biology, Chemistry and/or Physics

  • Integrated Social Studies, World History, US History

  • .5 credit of Health (LET 2.0 counts for this)

  • .5 credit of Physical Education (Together, LET 1.1 and LET 1.2 counts for this)

  • .5 credit Word Processing

  • 1 credit Senior Seminar

  • 1 credit of Visual & Performing Arts (Any Art or Music class, Floral Design, Smoke Signals)

  • Academic and career interest standards-based learning experiences – seven and one-half (7.5) credits including four (4) standards-based learning experiences based on the student’s individual learning plan.


3. Demonstrate performance-based competency in technology as approved by the Kentucky

    Department of Education.


4. Pass a civics test as required by KRS 158.141.

Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2020, 2021 and 2022