• English Language Arts (4 credits)
  • Social Studies (4 credits)
  • Science (3 credits)
  • Mathematics (3 credits)
  • World Languages (3 credits in one world language)*
  • Health and Life Skills (1/2 credit)
  • Physical Education (2 credits)

Students may obtain credits by exam in a world language. Students must pass the AP exam in a world language in order to meet the requirements of taking 3 credits of courses in that world language.

The total number of credits required for high school graduation is 31.5 credits.

Academic Track

  • 9 credits of academic electives
  • 1 credit of fine arts courses, 1 credit of music courses, and 1 credit of fine arts, music, dance or theater courses

Dance Track

  • 8 credits of dance courses
  • 2 credits of academic electives
  • 1 credit of fine arts courses and 1 credit of music courses

Fine Arts Track

  • 8 credits of fine arts courses
  • 2 credits of academic electives
  • 1 credit of music courses and 1 credit of dance, music, or theater courses

Music Track

  • 8 credits of music courses
  • 2 credits of academic electives
  • 1 credit of fine arts courses and 1 credit of dance, fine arts, or theater courses
  • ENL I classes are counted as 1 credit of ELA course and 2 credits of academic electives.

  • ENL II classes are counted as 1 credit of ELA course and 1 credit of academic electives.

  • ENL III class is counted as 1 credit of academic electives.

  • All high school ENL students are required to complete at least one year of ELA courses at grade level and pass a specified English Language exam.

A unique feature of health education at Northern Academy is its emphasis on developing students’ knowledge, skills, and habits in order to achieve a healthy body, mind, and spirit. Students are encouraged to maintain that sense of well being throughout their lives. Students are gaining the know-how and ability to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment and learn to manage their personal and community resources as responsible citizens.

Included in the life skills classes are highway safety and traffic regulations, fire drills, fire/arson prevention, and the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse. The importance of conserving natural resources is also taught.

Through physical education, students in all grade levels acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to establish and maintain overall fitness.

All students are required to participate in the weekly student assembly and school cleaning. Students are required to take the Ethics and Etiquette course at each grade level.

Transferring senior students must successfully complete one full semester of courses at Northern Academy in order to graduate.

To receive a Northern Academy diploma, a student must:

  • Complete all the required curricular areas and credits as detailed above

  • Be clear of any existing or pending discipline action

  • Meet all other school requirements

The following table presents a summary of high school graduation requirements, including the requirements for transfer students: