Graduation Requirements

ProgramRequired CreditRequired Courses
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
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).
Language Arts4.0 CreditsComplete Writing & Rhetoric (Honors) 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).
Leadership2.0 CreditsComplete Personal Leadership* A/B, Social Leadership A/B, College Leadership (0.5 credit), and Financial Leadership (0.5 credit).
*Effective Fall, 2017, Personal Leadership A and B will still be required courses but PL A will now satisfy the required 0.5 Computer Tech credit and PL B will satisfy the required 0.5 Fitness for Life credit. Thus 2.0 credits of Leadership are now required instead of 3.0.
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), Theater (0.5 credit), Adobe Photoshop (0.5 credit), Fashion & Interior Design (0.5 credit), Wordpress: Build Your Own Online Portfolio (0.5 credit), Introduction to Culinary Arts (0.5 credit), Independent Fine Arts (0.5 credit). Students may take Independent Fine Arts multiple times.
Electives and Second Language5.0 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.
Computer Technology0.5 CreditsComplete Personal Leadership A (0.5 credit). This course meets the requirements for the required Computer Tech course.