• NJ STATE GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

    CONTENT AREA

    Minimum Credits

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    ENGLISH

    20 CREDITS

    Must be aligned with New Jersey Student Learning Standards

    MATHEMATICS

    15 CREDITS

    Must include Algebra I and Geometry or the content equivalent; and a third year of math that builds on the concepts and skills of algebra and geometry and prepares students for college and 21st century careers. Must also be aligned with New Jersey Student Learning Standards.

    SCIENCE

    15 CREDITS

    Must including at least five credits in laboratory biology/life science or the content equivalent; an additional laboratory/inquiry-based science course including chemistry, environmental science or physics; and a third laboratory/inquiry-based science course.

    SOCIAL STUDIES

    15 CREDITS

    Must include five credits in world history; ten credits in United States History; and the integration of civics, economics, geography and global content in all course offerings

    WORLD LANGUAGE

    5 CREDITS

    We strongly urge college bound students to take at least 1 additional year of a world language.

    PHYSICAL EDUCATION & HEALTH

    20 CREDITS

    As per N.J.S.A. 18A:35-4,5, 7 and 8, students must earn 3.75 credits in health, safety and physical education during each year of enrollment, distributed as 150 minutes per week, which must also include CPR and AED instruction. PV has a local requirement of 5 credits of Health/PE per year.

    21st CENTURY LIFE & CAREERS

    5 CREDITS

    See list of approved courses (page 8)

    VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS

    5 CREDITS

    See list of approved courses (page 8)

    FINANCIAL LITERACY

    2.5 CREDITS

    See list of approved courses (page 8)

    ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK

    17.5 CREDITS

    Students must earn a total of 120 credits for graduation. Coursework may be in any area desired by the student to aid in preparation of post-secondary plans.

    *STUDENTS MUST DEMONSTRATE GRADUATION ASSESSSMENT PROFICIENCY AS OUTLINED BY THE NJDOE