3 Step – Understand Your Academic Record Your School’s Credits and Requirements 1. How many credits is a year-long academic course such as English worth?__________ 2. How many credits do you need in order to advance to the 10th grade?_____ 11th?_____ 12th?_____ to graduate?_____ 3. What happens if you don’t have enough credits to advance to the next grade level?___________________________________ 4. Of the courses you are currently taking, which ones are required for graduation?__________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ 5. Is there a state-required test you must pass to graduate?_____ If yes, when do you take it?______________________________ It’s important that you understand your school’s academic require- ments, and that you know what information is included in your academic record. In order to graduate from high school, you must fulfill your school’s academic requirements. Take a minute to see if you can answer the following questions about your high school’s graduation requirements. If you don’t know the answer to one or more of the above questions, ask a teacher or talk to your counselor. If you ever have questions about your school’s academic requirements, see your counselor. 1