Graduation Requirements for American Diploma

At the conclusion of each year, credits are awarded for each course completed with a passing grade and according to the following guidelines:  full-time/full-year course = one credit; full-time/semester course = 0.50 credit; full-time/quarter course = 0.25 credit; part-time/full-year or semester course = between 0.25 and 0.50 credits.  Courses taken for one trimester only = 0.33 credit and for two trimesters = 0.66 credit.

A minimum of 26 credits is required for graduation starting the Class of 2015. Students must also complete 20 hours of community service throughout their 4 years of high school.

Subject Class of 2013 Class of 2014 Class of 2015
English   4 4 4
Mathematics  4 4 4
Social Studies   3 3 3
Science   3 3 3
World Languages 2 (same language) 2 2
Arabic/ASL 3 3 3
PE/Health 1 1 1
Art 1 1 1
Technology 0.5 0.5
Electives (additional courses beyond those required) 2.5 3.5 5




TOTAL Credits Required Min. 24 Min. 25 Min. 26

Grading Scale


Percentage for
Regular Subjects
GPA  Honors, AP & IB
Percentage
IB
Descriptor
A+ 98-100 4.0 98-100 7
A 93-97 4.0 88-97 6
A- 90-92 3.7 85-87 6
B+ 88-89 3.3 82-84 6
B 83-87 3.0 78-81 5
B- 80-82 2.7 75-77 5
C+ 78-79 2.3 72-74 4
C 73-77 2.0 68-71 4
C- 70-72 1.7 65-67 3
D+ 68-69 1.3 63-64 3
D 63-67 1.0 61-62 3
D- 60-62 0.7 60
2
F Below 60 0 Below 60 1

GPA and Rank

NAC ranks its graduating class using student GPAs (Grade Point Average) calculated according to the grading system indicated above. NAC does not include transfer grades in the calculation of a student’s GPA.  GPAs are based solely on work done while attending NAC.