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Graduation & College Entrance Requirements

Students must obtain 20.25 credit units in order to graduate. Minimum requirements exist in several subject areas as listed here:

Computer Education 0.5 units
English 4.0 units
Social Science* 2.0 units
Science 2.0 units
Mathematics 3.0 units
Elective Courses 6.0 units
Consumer Education** 0.25 units
Classroom Driver
0.25 units
Physical Education &
2.25 units

* One year must be American History,​ (Student must pass Federal and State Constitution exams) and one semester must meet the state civics requirement (World Studies, World Studies Honors, AP Human Geography, Law in America, Civics, and AP European History all meet the civics requirement.)
** Requirement may be completed through some business classes, family and consumer science courses, or the Cooperative Education Program
*** All Freshmen take Freshman Seminar, a decision-making and career awareness course.

College Entrance Requirements

Most colleges have courses they require incoming students to have taken in high school. Unfortunately, not all schools have the same entrance requirements. Some colleges might have entrance requirements that exceed Community High School District 155's graduation requirements.

When a student knows what college he/she would like to attend, he/she should carefully check that school's entrance requirements. The following high school courses would meet the requirements of most colleges:

  • English  —  4 years
  • Math  —  3 years
  • Science  —  3 years
  • Social Science  —  3 years
  • Foreign Language/Fine Arts  —  2 years

Many colleges require less or will allow substitutions with vocational courses. Most universities require that these courses come from our regular or honors track.

College entrance requirements are confusing and subject to change without notice. District 155 encourages all students to meet with guidance counselors to help clarify the requirements for specific schools or fields of study.

Community High School
District 155
1 South Virginia Road
Crystal Lake IL 60014
Phone: 815-455-8500