For students planning to earn a high school diploma from Oak Meadow, we require a distribution of academic subjects that provides a comprehensive education and a well-rounded transcript for college entrance requirements.

High School Graduation Requirements:

  • Students must take at least three credits per year to be considered fully enrolled.
  • Students who wish to receive a high school diploma from Oak Meadow must complete a minimum number of credits as noted in the chart below. If you plan to apply to college, include college entrance requirements in your academic planning process.
  • Students wishing to graduate from Oak Meadow must be a full-time student for both semesters of their senior year. Seniors transferring to Oak Meadow for their final year must enroll in a minimum of three credits to be eligible to receive an Oak Meadow diploma.
  • Academic Planning Worksheet

Course Distribution

Subject area

Minimum credits


4 credits


3 credits (4 recommended)

Social Studies

4 credits


3 credits (4 recommended)

Fine Arts

1 credit

World Languages

2 credits


1 credit


1 credit

Advanced Study

0.5 credit


2.5 credits

Suggested Course Schedule

The minimum requirement for graduation from Oak Meadow High School is 22 credits, but please note that our college-bound students typically graduate with 24-26 credits. These additional credits can include AP courses, computer technology courses, additional core courses, or electives in other areas of interest. See individual course descriptions for more information about content and course progression, or contact us.  Please note: This is a SUGGESTED schedule. 

Grade 9

Grade 10

Composition: The Art of Expression*

Literature & Composition: The Hero’s Journey

World History

U.S. History

Environmental Science

Biology: The Study of Life

Algebra I


World Language I*

World Language II*

Fine Arts/Elective

Fine Arts/Elective

Fitness/Physical Education

Fitness/Physical Education

Grade 11

Grade 12

American Literature

British Literature

A Sense of Place: The Geography of Global Change

The Modern Middle East

Chemistry with Lab


Algebra II

Advanced Math

Integrated Health and Fitness

Advanced Study Project



*Available through Oak Meadow for enrolled students

More Information

  • Oak Meadow accepts credits from other accredited high school and college programs.
  • Upon enrollment you will receive an Oak Meadow Student Handbook, which outlines graduation requirements and policies.
  • Oak Meadow requires three credits of math for graduation; however, we recommend that college-bound students carefully review the math requirements for each college program being considered.
  • Students who intend to enroll in college should plan to use some of their electives to fulfill the specific requirements for college entrance. We highly recommend that college-bound students take three years of a world language.