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Graduation Requirements

NHS classes of 2022, 2023 & 2024 

Twenty-four (24) credits meet the minimum requirements for graduation from Newton High School. One credit (1.0) is granted for the successful completion of a course, which meets for two semesters (1 school year). One-half credit (.5) is granted for the successful completion of a course that meets for one semester. Seventeen credits (17) are required classes and seven credits (7) are elective classes that students may choose.

In order to participate in Newton High School graduation exercises, seniors must have completed all credits necessary for graduation by the end of the last day of classes for NHS seniors. 

NHS Classes 2025 and beyond

Twenty-six (26) credits meet the minimum requirements for graduation from Newton High School. One credit (1.0) is granted for the successful completion of a course, which meets for two semesters (1 school year). One-half credit (.5) is granted for the successful completion of a course that meets for one semester. Sixteen credits (16) are required classes and ten credits (10) are elective classes that students may choose.

In order to participate in Newton High School graduation exercises, seniors must have completed all credits necessary for graduation by the end of the last day of classes for NHS seniors.