Graduation Requirements

Credit Requirements: Students must receive 110 credits in order to graduate from Millis High School.

All students must pass MCAS exams in English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, and Science in order to receive a diploma in the state of Massachusetts.

1. All courses specifically required for graduation (20 credits of English; 15 credits each of Mathematics*, Social Studies, Science; 10 credits of Foreign Language; Health/Physical Education each year) must be taken at an accredited high school.  Students must have the equivalent of two years of the same foreign language at the high school level. Students who lose credits in the above areas for failure and/or reasons of absence or tardiness must make up these credits within the subject area in which they were lost.

*Please note, beginning with the class of 2016, the University of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts State University system will require applicants to pass four years of math.

2. No student will be assigned to a graduating class until minimum requirements as stated below have been satisfactorily completed. The principal has the option of reassigning a student to his/her graduation class at any time upon satisfactory completion of minimum requirements.

3. Failure of a course in the 55 - 59% range during the academic year may be made up with a grade of 70 or better in a thirty (30) hour night or summer course during the summer immediately following the failure. Failure below 55% must be repeated at Millis High School. Any make-up course requires prior written approval by the school principal. Parents and students are responsible for finding suitable course offerings and all costs relating to summer school

4. No courses taken during summer school and/or night school courses will be computed into the cumulative weighted GPA.

5. Elective courses, which make up the remainder of the credit requirements, may be taken at night or summer school with the principal's prior approval and according to stipulated guidelines. Courses taken outside Millis High School are not calculated into the student’s GPA.

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