Graduation Requirements
In order to receive a diploma and graduate from Sturgis High School, a student must meet the requirements for basic course work (see below), complete a senior project, and earn a minimum of total 23 credits for the classes 2022-2024 and 24 credits for the class of 2025 and beyond. Participation in the commencement ceremony is a privilege and will be denied to any student who has not completed all requirements and finished the year in good standing with School staff.

If you have any questions about your credits, please contact your guidance counselor:

Mrs. Campbell
[email protected]

Mrs. Patrick
[email protected]  

Requirements for basic course work:

English (4 credits)
Must include English 9, 10, 11, 12 and an additional semester selection

Social Studies (3 credits)
Must include U.S. History, World History, Government and Economics

Science (3 credits)
Must include Biology (1 credit), Physical Science (1 credit), and an additional credit which may be earned through CTE

Mathematics (4 credits)
Must include Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and a credit Senior Year

Phys. Ed./Health (1 credit)
Must include Physical Education (.5 credit) and Health (.5 credit)

Visual, Performing or Applied Arts (1 credit)
Can choose from Fine or Performing Arts, Advanced World Languages, Vocational or Practical Art

Foreign Language (2 credits)
Visual, Performing or Applied Arts or a CTE class can count for 1 of a student's Foreign Language credits