DoDEA HS Graduation Requirements

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is committed to academic excellence. To ensure students in the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS) continue to have access to a quality educational program, the requirements for high school graduation have been increased.

DoDEA Graduation Requirements
Required Courses Units
Language Arts 9, 10, 11, 12
(2 full school years of ESL may be substituted for 2 full years (two credits of English))
Social Studies
(1 credit of U.S. History, 1 credit of World History 9 or World History 10 and 1/2 credit in U.S. Government required)
Mathematics *
(1 credit each of Algebra and Geometry are required. The third math credit must have a course code of 400 or above excluding lab classes)
(Biology is required and either a chemistry or physics credit is required. Physics Applications in the Community and Chemistry Applications meet the credit requirements for graduation)
Foreign Language
(2 credits in the same foreign language are required)
Career Technical Education
(1/2 credit must be in a computer technology)
Physical Education
(PEF 301-Personal Fitness, PEL 301-Lifetime Sports and PEN 301-Physical Activity and Nutrition are required)
Fine Arts
(Courses used to meet this credit must relate to: visual arts, music, theater, dance, and/or humanities)
Health Education .5
Sub-total for Required Courses 20
Sub-total for Elective Courses 6


*Note new Mathematics Requirement for Freshman entering in SY 2012-2013.

Students entering grade 9 in School Year 2012-2013 shall be required to meet the following graduation requirements:
  • Earn 4 credits of mathematics. Earn 1 credit each of Algebra and Geometry and 2 credits from courses that have a course code of 400 or above (excluding mathematics lab classes)
  • Earn 3 of the required 4 units of mathematics credit toward graduation from mathematics courses taken in grades 9-12