Graduation Requirements

St. Paul Preparatory School graduation requirements correspond with the AdvancEd accredidation guidelines for college preparatory schools and meet or exceed the Minnesota state graduation standards.

St. Paul Preparatory School graduation requirements correspond with the AdvancEd guidelines for college preparatory schools and meet or exceed the Minnesota state graduation standards.

48 semester credits* are required for graduation:

Language Arts: 8 semester credits

(At least one in each of the following: Speech, World Literature, American Literature, or AP Literature and Composition, and English Composition or Advanced Composition)

Social Studies: 7 semester credits

(At least one in each of the following: Human Geography, U.S. Government, and Economics. At least two in each of the following: U.S. History and World History)   

Mathematics: 6 semester credits       

Science: 6 semester credits

(Two must be in biology)

Foreign Language: 6 semester credits

(Four must be in the same language. International Students have already met this requirement and are not required to take foreign language courses)

Physical Education: 2 semester credits

Fine/Performing Arts: 2 semester credits

Health: 1 semester credit       

Technology:1 semester credit

Electives: 9 semester credits                                             

Requirements for International Students

International students who have fulfilled the following requirements are eligible to receive a high school diploma from SPP:
  • Completion of an equivalent of four years of high school
  • Completion of the above academic credits
  • Proven proficiency in English
  • Attendance at SPP for a minimum of two semesters

Students must submit complete, translated academic transcripts for each year of high school in order to be considered as a candidate for graduation.

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