Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for graduation from Underwood High School, each student must successfully complete the following requirements:

1. Minnesota Graduation Standards Basic Requirements - Pass the GRAD portions on the high school MCA II assessments in writing, reading and, mathematics.

2. Successful completion of grades 7 and 8. If the class is required it must be repeated if failed.

3. Local Credit Requirement - Students must successfully complete at least 25 credits in order to be eligible for graduation. These credits must include:

Phy Ed/Health 1 credit
Science 3 credits (1 credit must be Biology, 1 must be either Chemistry or Physics)
English 4 credits
Social Studies 4 credits 
PLUS
.5 (1/2 credit) Geography will be required in 11th grade going forward, instead of in 8th grade.
Math 3 credits
Economics and Personal Finance .5 (1/2 credit) Personal Finance credit (required for students in the Class of 2017 and any student thereafter)
.5 (1/2 credit) Economics 
Fine Art 1 credit (can be Band, Choir, or any Art class)
Electives 7.5 credits (can be any additional class beyond those listed above in any educational area)

Graduation requirements for students with an IEP, students with a 504 plan and students with limited English proficiency will comply with Minnesota State Statutes and State Board of Education Rules.

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