The Bristol Board of Education requires total credits as listed below to graduate.
Required Total Credits: 25.25
Additional credits to equal a Y.O.G. total must be selected.
Grade 9 to 10: must earn 5.75 credits
Grade 10 to 11: must earn 11.25 credits
Grade 11 to 12: must earn at least 17.25 credits
Students will be required to take a minimum of six credits and .5 credit in Physical Education in each grade, plus ¼ credit in Health (9th grade).
In addition to credit and course requirements, students will be expected to meet two state-mandated performance standards: writing and mathematics.
Writing and Mathematics Performance Standards
Graduation Performance Standard (Writing and Math)
The literacy graduation requirement will be met when students meet
proficient by a high school writing committee
*To ensure that students are eligible for this opportunity, English teachers will assign 3 writing prompts over the course of the junior year. The first will be completed in November. A student who does earn a passing score on the writing portion of the mid-term exam may submit any of these 3 essays to the high school writing committee prior to the final exam.
The mathematics graduation requirement will be met when students:
c. earn a minimum score of 7 out of 20 points on the district alternative math assessment
Students in the 9th and 10th grade must take a core course of studies as listed below:
Algebra 1 or Geometry
Modern American History
Geometry or Algebra 2
Opportunities to Extend Your Learning
Internships through the Career Center provide Grade 12 students with a semester-long trial period within a career field. To ensure that a student is ready for a semester-long internship, several short-term experiences in the field of interest are recommended. The student is not expected to handle responsibilities of a fully skilled or "in-training" employee.
REOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
|GRADE 9||Credits||GRADE 10||Credits|
|English I||1||English II||1|
|World History||1||Modern American History||1|
|Algebra I or Geometry||1||Geometry or Algebra II||1|
|World Language*||1||World Language*||1|
|Elective ***||1||Elective ***||1|
|Physical Education||.5||Physical Ed||.5|
|GRADE 11||Credits||GRADE 12||Credits|
|English III||1||English IV||1|
|Social Studies Elective(s)||1||Social Studies Elective(s)||1|
|Algebra II/Math Elective||1||Math Elective||1|
|Science/Engineering Elective||1||Science/Engineering Elective||1|
|Elective ***||1||Physical Ed||.5|
|Civics**||.5||4th Year of a Language or Elective||1|
*World language courses are taken sequentially. Students electing to take a world language should continue in the language of the previous year. Two to three years of one world language are expected for admission to most colleges.
** Civics is required.
***Information Processing 1&2 are recommended for all students to improve their 21st century skills.