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Cedar Rapids Community School District students, which includes Metro students, must earn at least 40 credit hours in grades 9 – 12 to qualify for a diploma.  Metro has a variable credit system. With the current 4 period block schedule used at Metro High School, students can earn one credit hour for each class every quarter. Students receive updated credit at the end of each quarter.  

Quarter 1: August 23 – October 21, 2022
Quarter 2: October 24 – January 6, 2023
Quarter 3: January 11 – March 24, 2023
Quarter 4: March 27 – May 31, 2023

Credit hours required for graduation need to include these minimum subject area requirements:

  • English language arts: 8 credit hours
  • Mathematics: 6 credit hours
  • Science: 6 credit hours (Earth Science 1 & 2, Biology 1 & 2, Physical Science Chemistry & Physical Science Physics)
  • Social studies: 6 credit hours (World History 1 & 2, US History 1 & 2, Economics, and Government)
  • Physical education/health/wellness: 4 credit hours
  • Elective courses: 10 credit hours

Each student’s advisor is involved with monitoring credit earning and progress toward meeting graduation requirements. If you have questions regarding credits/graduation progress, please contact your advisor or Dan Walsh.

 


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