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Future Ready Course of Study

Students entering ninth grade for the first time in 2021-2022 or afterwards must pass the following courses and earn at least 22 credits:

Four sequential English credits which shall be:
  1. English I

  2. English II

  3. English III

  4. English IV

Four Mathematics credits which shall be either:
  1. NC Math 1, 2, and 3 and a fourth mathematics course to be aligned with the student’s post high school plans

  2. In the rare instance a principal exempts a student from the Future-Ready Core mathematics sequence, except as limited by N.C.G.S. §115C-81(b), the student will be required to pass: NC Math 1 and Math 2 plus two additional courses identified on the NC DPI Math options chart.

Note:  Credit shall be awarded for Math I, II, III if taken prior to the 2016-17 school year.

Three Science credits which shall be:
  1. a physical science course

  2. Biology

  3. an earth/environmental science course

Four Social Studies credits which shall be:
  1. Founding Principles of the United States of America and North Carolina:  Civic Literacy

  2. Economics and Personal Finance

  3. American History

  4. World History

One Health and Physical Education credit:
  1. Students are required to successfully complete CPR instruction to meet Healthful Living Essential Standards as a requirement for high school graduation.

  2. Accommodations/alternative assessments for students identified by ADA or IDEA will be provided.

Two Elective credits of any combination from either:
  1. Career and Technical Education (CTE) or

  2. Arts Education or

  3. World Language

Note: For clarification, possible elective combinations may include 2 World Language credits; or 1 CTE credit and 1 Arts Education credit; or 2 CTE credits; or 1 Arts Education credit and 1 World Language credit; or other combinations from a, b and c. 

Four Elective credits from the following (four-course concentration recommended):
  1. Career and Technical Education (CTE)

  2. ROTC

  3. Arts Education (e.g., dance, music, theater arts, visual arts)

  4. Any other subject area or cross-disciplinary courses (e.g., mathematics, science, social studies, English and dual enrollment courses) 

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