Graduation Requirements

The Appleton Area School District awards high school graduation diplomas to recognize those students who have fulfilled the academic requirements of the District. In order to graduate from high school and to receive a diploma, a student in the District must meet the requirements set out in this policy. The policy requirements are grounded in the District’s standards, curriculum, and Wisconsin State Statute 118.33.

Beginning with the graduating class of 2004, no student may be granted an Appleton Area School District diploma unless the student has been enrolled in a Board-approved activity for each class period of each school day during the high school grades, has satisfied the following criteria, and has been recommended to the School Board for a diploma by the District Superintendent. 

Students in the AASD have access to courses that provide a balanced academic background which meet a broad array of interests and needs. Students in grades 9-12 will be expected to successfully complete those courses (required and elective) necessary to meet the 23 required credits during the high school years as established by the Board and listed in the policy. 


Board Policy 345.6

Graduation Requirements

Full-time Student Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

Six academic credits to include one credit of English Language Arts, one credit of civics, one credit of physical science, one credit of mathematics, one-half credit of health, one-half credit of Freshmen physical education and one additional credit.

Six academic credits to include one credit of life science, one credit of a world studies course, one credit of English Language Arts, one credit of mathematics, one-half credit of physical education (unless taken in junior and senior year) and one and one-half additional credits.


Six academic credits to include one credit of U.S. History, one credit of English Language Arts, one credit of mathematics, one credit of science course elective, one-half credit of physical education (unless taken in sophomore and senior year), one-half credit personal financial management (taken during the junior or senior year) and one additional credits.

Five academic credits including one credit of English Language Arts, onehalf credit of physical education (unless taken in sophomore and junior year), one-half credit personal financial management (if not taken during the junior year), and four additional credits

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