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Graduation Requirements

Riverside Christian School offers two accredited diploma tracks through NorthStar Academy

Standard Diploma

For an education with success to continue on in trade schools, the Military, students who do not need the science, math and foreign language for a 4-year college. Students do have the ability to take electives in any area offered.

 

English……………………… 4 credits
Social Studies…………. 3.5 credits
Math…………………………. 3 credits
Economics……………… 0.5 credit
Bible…………………………. 3 credits
Science…………………….. 3 credits
P.E./Health………………… 1 credit
Fine Arts………………… 0.5 credit
Life Preparation…………. 1 credit
Electives (min.)………….. 4 credits
Public Speaking………. 0.5 credit.

Advanced Diploma

An education with the framework to continue on to a 4-year college. They experience the higher level math, science, and foreign language courses. Students who know they are college bound will be set up for success with the Advanced Diploma option. 

English……………………….. 4 credits
Social Studies…………… 3.5 credits
Math…………………………… 4 credits
Economics……………….. 0.5 credit
Bible……………………………. 3 credits
Science……………………….. 4 credits
P.E./Health…………………… 1 credit
Foreign Language………… 2 credits
Fine Arts…………………… 0.5 credit
Life Preparation…………… 1 credit
Electives (min.)……………. 2 credits
Public Speaking………… 0.5 credit

Additional requirements for all students:

  • A minimum of six credits earned for the diploma must be taken through RCS.
  • Up to 25% of the total credits as Post-Secondary Education Opportunity counts towards graduation requirements
  • Bible classes may be pro-rated for transfer students. 
  • Diplomas will be released to the student/higher education facility once the account is paid in full

Graduation Honors:

  • Honors will be awarded to the Students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.7 at the end of semester one of their senior year. These students will be recognized by a gold honor cord at graduation