Diploma Requirements

After reflection on how we can meet our mission of guiding students to recognize and develop their strengths and passions and support them in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and experiences to succeed in college and living a purposeful life, we have revised our graduation requirements. Starting with the class of 2022, students will be expected to take four full years of coursework to graduate from Templeton Academy. We believe that this robust framework coupled with an Advisory program and our Service-Learning program will best prepare students for success in college, career, and life.

Students in the classes of 2020 and 2021 are HIGHLY encouraged to look beyond the bare minimum requirements and enrich their high school academic career by taking further courses.

Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2020 & 2021

CU= Credit Union


English 
(4 CUs)

Science 
(3 CUs)
Mathematics
(3 CUs)
Social Science 
(3 CUs)
World Languages  
(3 CUs)
Arts 
(1 CU)
TADC Specialty 
(2 CUs)
English 9 Physics Algebra 2 World History I Three years of the same language Elective Foundations

English 10

Chemistry Geometry World History II     Capstone
English 11 Biology Precalculus US History      
English 12            


Students must complete a total of 19 credits to graduate. (Note: This is significantly fewer credits than all local public schools and private schools. Thus, it is highly recommended to take more than the minimum).

Students must complete their individual 75-hour Service-Learning requirement and receive a score of “Pass” on their final reflection paper and participate in All School Service days to graduate.


Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2022 and After


English 
(4 CUs)

Science 
(4 CUs)
Mathematics
(4 CUs)
Social Science 
(5 CUs)
World Languages  
(3 CUs)
Arts 
(2 CUs)
Wellness
(3 CUs)
TADC Specialty 
(3 CUs)
English 9 Physics Algebra I or Algebra II World History I

Spanish
1/2

or

French 
1/2

Electives Health Foundations 
(9th or 10th)

English 10

Chemistry Algebra II or Geometry World History II Spanish 
2/3
or

French
2/3

Electives PE Elective Personal/Professional Skills
(10th or 11th)
English 11 Biology Geometry or Precalculus US History Spanish 
3/4 or 
or French 
3/4
  PE Elective  Capstone
(12th)
English 12 Elective

Precalculus

or Calculus or Statistics US Gov't.            
          Economics            


Students are also required to take 5 electives that may be in any disciplinary category. Each year, we will offer a range of elective courses to fulfill this requirement. Students may also do internships with permission of the Head of School to fulfill part of this requirement starting in 11th grade. The total credits needed to graduate are 32 (28 required PLUS 5 electives).

Students are also required to receive a score of “Pass” in Advisory for each year they attend TADC in order to graduate.

Students must complete their individual 75-hour Service-Learning requirement and receive a score of “Pass” on their final reflection paper and participate in All School Service days to graduate.