Graduation Requirements

LAU requires 24 Credits as set out by the State of Utah to graduate. If you have any questions about your graduation requirements or would like to schedule a graduation planning meeting please email our school counselor, Kate Chaney, at

ProgramRequired CreditRequired Courses
LeadershipREQUIRED*Complete Personal Leadership A/B, Social Leadership A/B, College Leadership, and Financial Leadership.

*At Leadership Academy of Utah, our leadership courses are what we build our curriculum around. They are our core classes. As such, all leadership classes must be completed to graduate from LAU. These leadership courses fulfill certain state requirements as noted.

  • Personal Leadership A = 0.5 of Computer Technology credit
  • Personal Leadership B = 0.5 Fitness for Life credit
  • Social Leadership A = 0.5 CTE credit
  • Social Leadership B = 0.5 CTE credit
  • College Leadership = 0.5 of Elective credit
  • Financial Leadership = 0.5 General Financial Literacy credit
  • Math3.0 CreditsComplete all of the following:
    HS Math 1 A/B, or Algebra 1A* and Geometry 1A**
    HS Math 2 A/B, or Algebra 1B* and Geometry 1B**
    HS Math 3 A/B, or Algebra 2*
    Students may also take Pre-Calculus A/B.

    Any of these math courses taken in MS may also count towards HS graduation credits.
    Students who complete pre-calculus and another math class on this list only need 2 credits instead of 3.
    A student who has completed Calculus (not currently offered at LAU) does not need to complete any other HS math courses.
    Note: Pre-Algebra is equivalent to 7th and 8th-grade math and is a non-credit course for high school.
    *As of Fall 2017 these courses are no longer offered live, only self-paced.
    **As of Fall 2018 these courses are no longer offered live, only self-paced.

    Science3.0 CreditsComplete 2.0 credits of foundational science courses (Earth Science A/B, Biology A/B, Chemistry A/B, Physics A/B) plus 1.0 credit of an additional foundational or any other science course (such as Astronomy A/B).
    Note that many selective colleges want to see the following courses on an applicant’s transcript: Biology A/B, Chemistry A/B, Physics A/B.
    Social Studies3.0 CreditsComplete U.S. History A/B, Government & Economics A/B, World Civilizations (0.5 credit), and Geography & World Events (0.5 credit).
    The Civics Exam is taken in Government & Economics B.
    We recommend that World Civilizations and Geography & World Events be taken during 11th and 12th grade.
    Language Arts4.0 CreditsComplete Writing & Rhetoric A/B (LA 9), American Lit A/B (LA 10), Political Lit (LA 11A) (0.5 credit), Short Stories (LA 11B) (0.5 credit), and 1.0 additional credit from World Lit A/B (LA 12) and/or Journalism 1/2 (0.5 credit) 12th grade only.
    PE & Health2.0 CreditsComplete all of the following:
    Mind & Body Stewardship (0.5 credit)
    Fitness for Life (0.5 credit). Personal Leadership B, (0.5 credit) also satisfies this requirement if taken Fall, 2017 or later
    One additional credit from the following courses: Elevation (0.5 credit), Independent PE (0.5 credit). Students may take Elevation and/or Independent PE multiple times.
    Fine Arts1.5 CreditsAny 1.5 credits, including from the following courses: Filmmaking (0.5 credit), Photography (0.5 credit), Beauty of Music (0.5 credit), Guitar Revolution (0.5 credit), Independent Fine Arts (0.5 credit), 3D Printing and Design (0.5 credit), Become A Digital Artist* (0.5 credit), Digital Media Editing Graphic Design* (0.5 credit). Students may take Independent Fine Arts multiple times.
    Electives and Second Language5.5 CreditsAny 5.0 credits. See the Electives Program Overview for a list of Elective courses offered.
    Excess credit in any Program above will also apply to satisfy elective credit requirements.
    Note that many selective colleges want to see 2.0 credits of a second language on an applicant’s transcript.
    Career and Technical Education (CTE)1.0 CreditAny 1.0 credit, including from the following courses: Concepts of Engineering Technology (0.5 credit), Marine Science (0.5 credit), International Business (0.5 credit), Fashion & Interior Design (0.5 credit), Introduction to Culinary Arts (0.5 credit), Entrepreneurship: Starting Your Business (0.5 credit) 3D Printing and Design (0.5 credit) Become A Digital Artist* (0.5 credit) Game Design And Development* (0.5 credit) Python Programming (0.5 credit) Java Programming With Minecraft* (0.5 credit) Game Programming With Javascript* (0.5 credit) Digital Media Editing Graphic Design* (0.5 credit)
    Sound And Audio Engineering* (0.5 credit) * Offered in collaboration with MyTechHigh.
    Computer Technology0.5 CreditComplete Personal Leadership A (0.5 credit). This course meets the requirements for the required Computer Technology course.

    General Financial Literacy0.5 CreditComplete Financial Leadership (0.5 credit). This course meets the requirements for the General Financial Literacy course.