Preparing CCA learners 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 learners must successfully earn a minimum of 21 credits to graduate. Students also will complete a graduation project, build a student portfolio and meet state testing requirements. A typical courseload is six classes per semester. CCA high school learners must obtain the following course credits to graduate:

  • Language arts: 4 credits
  • Math: 3 credits (including algebra and geometry)
  • Science: 3 credits (including biology and physical science)
  • Social studies: 3 credits (including U.S. history and government)
  • Physical education: 1 credit
  • Health: 1 credit
  • Technology: 1 credit
  • Humanities: 2 credits

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