U.S. High School Diploma & Graduation Requirements
As an accredited school, K12 Private Academy offers its graduates a U.S. diploma accepted by schools, colleges, universities, and employers around the globe.
To graduate and receive a U.S. high school diploma from K12 Private Academy, students must be full-time and complete 24 credits in the following subject areas. Each full-year course earns one full credit:
- English – four credits
- Math – four credits
- Science – four credits, including two lab sciences
- History – four credits, one of which must be US History
- World Language – two credits (must be two credits of the same language)
- Health – 0.5 credit
- Physical Education – 0.5 credit
- Electives – five credits
Total Required Credits: 24
Of the 24 required credits, full-time students must complete a minimum of 6 credits (one full year of study) with our school to be eligible for a K12 Private Academy diploma.
For full-time students, K12 Private Academy will consider accepting credits earned at other institutions when an official transcript(s) has/have been received. Transfer of credits from a public school or accredited private institution will be considered on an individual basis. Transcript analysis will sometimes require further research and contact with prior institutions to determine eligibility of transfer credits. International records may require translation and/or evaluation prior to being considered for transfer credits. Transcripts from other institutions that have been presented for admission or evaluation become part of the student's academic file and will not be returned or copied for distribution.
Advanced Placement International Diploma (APID)
Students applying to universities outside the U.S. may be eligible to earn an Advanced Placement International Diploma (APID), a globally recognized certificate provided by the CollegeBoard for achievement on AP exams. The APID is not a substitute for the K12 Private Academy diploma but rather provides additional certification of outstanding academic excellence. Learn more about The Advanced Placement International Diploma.