Idaho High School Graduation Requirements

Compare your coursework to Idaho’s high school graduation requirements to ensure you’re on track to complete the required classes on time.

High Graduation Minimum Requirements (IDAPA 08.02.03 104, 105, 106)

Content Area State Credit Requirements
Core of Instruction 29 credits (minimum)
Electives 17 credits (minimum)
Total Credits 46 credits (minimum)
Core Subject Areas 29 Credits
Language Arts(English – 8 credits and Speech – 1 credit) 9 Credits
Speech credit can be obtained through other courses that meet the state speech requirement as approved by the local district.
Mathematics 6 Credits
Including Algebra I and Geometry standards. Two (2) credits must be taken in the last year of high school. Students who have completed six (6) credits of math prior to the fall of their last year of high school, including at least two (2) semesters of an Advanced Placement or dual credit calculus or high level course, are exempt from taking math during their last year of high school. AP Computer Science, Dual Credit Computer Science, and Dual Credit Engineering can be.
Science 6 Credits (4 lab)
Social Studies
(US History, Economics and American Government)
5 Credits
(Interdisciplinary Humanities, Fine Arts or Foreign Language)
2 Credits
Health 1 Credit
CPR is required to be taught in Health.
(effective for students entering 9th grade Fall 2015 or later)
Electives 17 Credits
Elective courses as determined by the school district
Advanced Opportunities Districts must offer at least one Advanced Opportunity
such as Dual Credit, Advanced Placement, Tech Prep, or
International Baccalaureate.