Graduation Requirements

Below are the EHS Graduation Requirements as outlined in the Emmaus High School Program of Studies for the 2023-2024 School year

The East Penn School District requires that all students complete a minimum of twenty-one (21) credits as defined in the Program of Studies between grades 9 and 12 to graduate.

Credits must be completed in the following areas:

Subject AreaNumber of Credits
Social Studies4
Science3 (three full years)
Arts & Humanities2
Driver Education.25
Family & Consumer Science.50

*Elective courses that fulfill this requirement will be denoted in the course description. In addition, any science or mathematics course taken beyond the above listed requirements may also be used for this purpose.

All students are required to complete four credits of Social Studies. As students select courses to fulfill the four credit requirement, they must complete all of the following:

  1. American Studies (American Studies 1 and 2 OR U.S History, Advanced Placement)
  2. World Studies (World Studies; European History, Advanced Placement; or World History, Advanced Placement)
  3. Government (Government/Economics, GP; Government, CP; U.S. Government, Advanced Placement; U.S. History, Advanced Placement; or Humanities)
  4. Students must pass three full years of science, at least one of which must include Biology.

Arts/Humanities: Any course offered in the following departments may be used to satisfy the Arts/Humanities requirements:

  • Art
  • Music
  • English
  • Family and Consumer Science
  • Social Studies
  • World Language
  • Technology Education

Students must successfully complete four (4) Wellness/Fitness courses (one each year). One of these must be Aquatics.

Students transferring into the East Penn School District who are in jeopardy of not satisfying local graduation requirements due to differences in requirements between the East Penn School District and the previous school(s) attended and/or students enrolled in approved differentiated academic programs are entitled to an adjustment in the graduation requirements according to procedures established by the Superintendent/Principal.

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