Preparing CCA students for graduation

Graduation is not the end. In fact, it is quite the opposite.

CCA provides in-depth support to ensure students, and parents, understand the graduation requirements and are prepared for life beyond high school – whether they choose to attend college or technical school, enter the military or go directly into the workforce.

CCA ensures graduating seniors are prepared for the transition from high school to becoming productive community members. CCA's certified guidance counselors work with each student to plan for life after graduation.

High school graduation requirements

CCA high school students must successfully earn a minimum of 21 credits in order to meet graduation requirements. Students also will complete a graduation project (consisting of passing both a Career/College Planning 12 and Personal Finance courses), and meet state testing requirements. A typical courseload is six classes per semester. 

CCA high school students must obtain the following course credits to graduate:

  • Language arts: 4 credits (core English courses)
  • Math: 3 credits (including algebra)
  • Science: 3 credits (including biology)
  • Social studies: 3 credits (including U.S. history and government)
  • Health and physical education: 1 credit
  • Technology: 0.5 credit
  • Humanities: 2 credits
  • Career Planning 12 or College Planning 12: 0.25 credit
  • Personal finance: 0.5 credit

Additional credits of electives are required, and these courses allow students to explore their areas of interest.