High School Graduation Requirements

The 2007 Legislature approved increased high school graduation requirements, which will first impact Idaho students who enter the ninth grade in the fall of 2009 (graduating class of 2013).

The Idaho State Board of Education worked extensively to create the new requirements to ensure all Idaho students are prepared to live, work and succeed in the 21st century. The Board held a series of public meetings and gathered input from all educational stakeholders across the state, including parents, teachers, administrators, legislators, and business and county leaders, before crafting the new requirements.

The new rule requires that all students:

  • Take three (3) years of math, one of which must be the last year of high school;
  • Take three (3) years of science;
  • Complete a senior project;
  • Take the ACT, SAT or Compass exam by the end of 11th grade.

The rule also requires school districts to offer students at least one advanced opportunity, such as concurrent credit, Advanced Placement or tech prep courses.

Learn more about the New High School
Graduation Requirements

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Sample Senior Project Guidance

PDF Icon Jerome High School Senior Project Handbook 2008-2009For more information regarding the Jerome School District Senior Project please contact (208) 324-2392.
Wood River High School Senior Project 2008-2009For more information regarding the Wood River High School Senior Project please contact Amy McGraw at (208) 578-5020.
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PDF Icon Pocatello/Chubbuck School District Senior Project - 2010