Graduation Requirements

A total of 22 credits are required for graduation from Novi High School. Students must complete the specified number of credits in each subject area, including one class from each bulleted row. 

4 English Credits

  • Ninth Grade English
  • Tenth Grade English
  • Eleventh Grade English, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, or IB English HL1
  • Twelfth Grade English, Wildcat Writing Den, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, or IB English HL2

4 Math Credits

  • Algebra 1
  • Geometry or Honors Geometry
  • Algebra 2, Honors Algebra 2, Algebra 2A and 2B
  • Additional math or math-related course in final year of high school

3 Social Studies Credits

  • US History, AP US History or IB World HL2: History of The Americas
  • Civics or AP US Government & Politics
  • Economics or AP Microeconomics AND AP Macroeconomics
  • World History, AP European History, or IB World History SL/HL1

3 Science Credits

  • Biology or AP/IB Biology
  • Chemistry or AP Chemistry
  • Physics, AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism, AP Physics C: Mechanics, or IB Physics

1 Credit of Health and PE

  • Fundamentals of PE or Power Yoga
  • Health

(The completion of IB Sports, Exercise & Health Science SL will fulfill the Health graduation requirement; PE Waiver forms may be requested from your counselor)

1 Visual, Performing, Applied Arts (VPA) Credit

  • Two .5 credit Visual, Performing, or Applied Arts (VPA) classes

2 World Language Credits

  • Two (2.0) full credits of the same world language

(Completion of formal CTE program or 1 additional VPA credit may substitute the 2nd year of world language)

4 Additional Credits

Students take additional coursework to fulfill the additional four credits requirement. Any course or credit that is not fulfilling one of the above listed graduation requirements will fall into this category.

*Additional information about courses that meet the Senior Math and VPA course requirements can be found in the Course Catalog