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 peiod 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 22, 2021
Quarter 2: October 25 – January 7, 2022
Quarter 3: January 10 – March 25, 2022
Quarter 4: March 28 – May 27, 2022
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
- Social studies: 6 credit hours
- 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.