Minimum Credits Required for Graduation

 Subject Credits Description
History 4 1 each from the periods – Ancient, Medieval, Modern (as covered in The Great Conversation series), and 1 additional history elective.
English
Literature
4
1 each from the periods – Classical, Medieval, Modern (as covered in The Great Conversation series), and 1 additional literature elective
Rhetoric
2
Logic, as a prerequisite to Rhetoric, may be taken in the School of Logic, grades 7 & 8, or as an elective.
Theology 2 May be earned as part of The Great Conversation series.
Math 3
Science 3 Laboratory sciences
Languages  2*
Fine Arts  1
Electives  2 In addition to the ones listed for History and Literature.
TOTAL 23

* A student must have 2 years Latin in the Upper School (Grades 7- of 12). Language credit will be given only for courses completed in Grades 9-12.

In some cases a student may receive credit for a course taken in grade 8, but that will be decided on a case-by-case basis by the WHA Registrar.  Credits may be earned at Wilson Hill Academy or as Transfer Credits** from their home school or another educational institution.

** Transfer Credits: A student who transfers to Wilson Hill Academy in grade 10 or above or takes courses outside of Wilson Hill Academy in grades 9-12 must submit an official transcript for all coursework for which he/she would like to receive credit toward graduation from WHA. Transcripts will be reviewed, and course credits will be approved for Transfer Credit (T) by the WHA Registrar. A course that is approved for credit will be shown on the student’s official WHA transcript as transfer credit (T). The grade for a course will not be included in a student’s Wilson Hill Academy overall GPA.

Residency Requirements

A student who wishes to earn a diploma and graduate from Wilson Hill Academy must satisfactorily complete the minimum number of course credits required for graduation and meet one the following criteria:

  • A student who wishes to graduate from Wilson Hill Academy in June, 2017, must satisfactorily complete at least 4 WHA courses (not credits) during the 2016-17 school term.
  • A student who wishes to graduate from Wilson Hill Academy in June, 2018, or in a future year, must meet one of the following criteria based on his/her 2016-17 enrollment status:
    • Current students (enrolled prior to 2016-17) must satisfactory complete an average of at least 3 courses (not credits) at Wilson Hill Academy per year for the years they are enrolled in Wilson Hill Academy in order to graduate and receive a diploma from WHA.
    • A student who enters Wilson Hill Academy in 9th Grade in 2016-17 must meet the graduation requirements for credits at WHA and satisfactorily complete at least 12 courses (not credits) at Wilson Hill Academy in order to graduate and receive a diploma from WHA.
    • A student who enters Wilson Hill Academy in 10th Grade in 2016-17 must meet the graduation requirements for credits at WHA and satisfactorily complete at least 10 courses (not credits) at Wilson Hill Academy in order to graduate and receive a diploma from WHA.
    • Students who enter Wilson Hill Academy in 11th Grade in 2016-17 must meet the graduation requirements for credits at WHA and satisfactorily complete at least 7 WHA courses in order to graduate and receive a diploma from WHA.

January 25, 2016

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