High School Credit Requirements

Listed below are the current requirements by the Arizona Department of Education and the School District to obtain your diploma.

Dual Enrollment

RSD High School is now offering dual-enrollment classes with GCC. This means that you can earn both high school credit and college credit for your Senior English class. You will also gain college classroom and writing skills. Students earning credit at the Maricopa Community Colleges must test into the class and are officially students of Glendale Community College—with all the benefits and resources the college offers. Credits are fully transferrable to other colleges and universities and the course is taught by a current GCC instructor. It’s a great way to transition into the college experience and add a little flavor to your high school education.

Current Graduation Requirements

  • English  - 4 credits
  • Mathematics* -  4 credits
  • Science** - 3 credits
  • Social Studies - 3 credits
  • CTE/Fine Art - 1 credit
  • Electives - 7 credits

Total of 22 Credits are required.

 *Mathematics courses shall consist of Algebra I, Algebra II(or equivalent,) Geometry and an additional course with significant mathematics content as determined by district governing boards or charter schools.

**Science courses shall prepare students for the high school AIMS test (life science). A.R.S. § 15-203 prohibits the SBE from adopting changes to these requirements that will impact “capital costs.”

Core Classes

  • Language Arts 1
  • Language Arts 2
  • Language Arts 3
  • Language Arts 4
  • Language Arts 5
  • Language Arts 6
  • Language Arts 7
  • Language Arts 8
  • Pre Algebra
  • Algebra 1 Part 1
  • Algebra 1 Part 2
  • Algebra 2 Part 1
  • Algebra 2 Part 2
  • Algebra A Functional Approach
  • Geometry 1
  • Geometry 2
  • Trigonometry
  • Calculus 1
  • Calculus 2
  • Real World Math
  • History of the World/Geography 1
  • History of the World/Geography 2
  • History of America/AZ/Geography 1
  • History of America/AZ/Geography 2
  • AZ/US Goverment
  • Economics
  • Earth & Space Science 1
  • Earth & Space Science 2
  • Biology 1
  • Biology 2
  • Physical Science 1
  • Physical Science 2
  • Chemistry 1
  • Chemistry 2
  • Physics

 

Elective

  • Art Appreciation
  • Health
  • Humanities 1
  • Humanities 2
  • Lifetime Fitness
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Career Exploration
  • Intro to Social Science
  • College Readiness
  • Personal Finance
  • AIMS Math
  • AIMS Writing
  • AIMS Reading
  • Community Service
  • Speech
  • Current Events
  • Parenting
  • Keyboarding
  • Computer Essentials
  • Yearbook
  • Journalism
  • Art
  • Drivers Education
  • Creative Writing
  • Dual Enrollment Through GCC
  • Concurrent Enrollment through MCC
  • World Languages
  • Life Skills
  • Math Skills
  • Language Arts Skills
  • Reading Skills
  • Vocabulary Skills