Graduation Requirements

DepartmentUnitSpec. Dept. Req:
English4 UnitsIB L/L 1 & IB L/L 2 (Jr/Sr Year)
Social Studies3 Units1.0 USH &  0.5 Civics
*USH can be satisfied by:
– IB History of Americas
– AP African American History
– Latin American History

Class of 2027 & Beyond additionally need:
– 0.5 Intro to Ethnic Studies
– 0.5 History of Power & Conflict
– 0.5 Personal Finance
Science3 Units2.0 Lab Science
Mathematics4 Units1.0 Alg 1 or Int. Math 1 
PE1 Unit
Health0.5 Units*Imbedded within Comprehensive Health, Class of 2027
Fine Arts or CTE1 Unit
World Language2 Units*Class of 2024 needs 1 unit
All other classes need 2 units
Electives6 UnitsAny & all overflow from other departments count toward elective requirements.

Overall: 24 Units (IB L/L + 1 more IB Course) &  30 Hrs Comm. Service & English/Math Competencies & ICAPs

IB Diploma Requirements:

Participation in Graduation Ceremony 

It is the students’ responsibility to monitor their progress toward graduation requirements. This can be done in the Parent/Student Portal using the On Track to Graduate tool. A student may only participate in the Northfield High School graduation ceremony if he/she has completed Northfield High School graduation requirements (see above), met DPS Competency requirements, and earned the minimum 24 unit hours, including all required courses. Students must also meet the Northfield requirement of being in good standing both academically and behaviorally. Students are urged to stay in close contact with their counselor for current progress status information.