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 who wish to receive a high school diploma from Oak Meadow must complete a minimum number of credits as noted in the chart below. 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. If you plan to apply to college, include college entrance requirements in your academic planning process.
  • Students must take at least three credits per year to be considered fully enrolled.
  • To be eligible to receive an Oak Meadow diploma, students must be full-time for both semesters of their senior year. Seniors transferring to Oak Meadow for their final year must enroll in a minimum of three credits and transfer in accredited courses to meet our 22-credit requirement for graduation.
  • Please note that high school students must be enrolled in Oak Meadow School or be transferring in credits from an accredited institution to earn an Oak Meadow diploma. Coursework completed independently using Oak Meadow’s high school curriculum cannot be counted towards graduation credits.
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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

*Depending on the colleges/universities a student is interested in and their intended area of study, additional years of coursework might be recommended (or even required).¬† We always recommend checking admissions requirements for specific colleges of interest. Please reach out to Oak Meadow’s College Counselor, KD Maynard, for additional help and context.¬†

Additional 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. Generally, college-bound students typically take three years of a world language; however, we again recommend that students review the requirements of their preferred prospective schools.