A minimum of 222 semester hours are required for graduation from Woodstock North High School. Five semester hours of credit are earned upon completion of a subject which meets on a daily basis for one semester. Classes that meet less than daily are assigned fewer credits. It is expected that students will take a minimum of 27.5 semester hours per semester. Additionally students must earn WNHS credit in order to earn a WNHS diploma.
The faculty and administration believe strongly in the concept of a basic education. Therefore all students should extend their skills, understanding, and knowledge in selected areas called “required courses.” It is our philosophy that study in these areas is necessary in developing well-rounded young adults ready to continue on with their future plans. Of the 222 semester hours required for graduation, the following credit hours must come from the areas listed in the graduation requirement chart below. Please understand that it is possible, in fact desirable, to achieve well beyond the minimum number of required credits. Many students achieve as many as 300 credit hours.
Course Year(s) Credit Hours English*9, 10, 11, 1240 Mathematics
(Includes 1 year of Geometry)9, 10, 1130
Science9, 10 or 10, 1120 Geography95 World History1010 United States History11 or 1210 Health105 Driver Ed Classroom9 or 102.5 Physical Education9, 10, 11, 1232.5 Financial Literacy***125 Federal & State Constitution**12-- See Below
Art/World Language/Music/Career & Technical Education9, 10, 11, 1210
* An English course is required each semester.
**Most students will meet this requirement through their US History class.
***Students successfully completing 6502 CONSUMER ECONOMICS, 1511 ECONOMICS, 1513 AP MACROECONOMICS, OR 1514 MICROECONOMICS during 2010-2011 and beyond will fulfull the graduation requirement for financial literacy.