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High School Graduation Requirments

Last Updated: 5/13/2020 2:47 PM

-beginning with the Class of 2012-

A Webster City High School Graduate must earn 50 semester credits.

The following specific courses are required to be
successfully completed during grades 9 – 12.

ENGLISH: 8 Semesters
English 9   - 2 semesters
English 10  - 2 semesters
English 11  - 2 semesters
+ 2 semesters of elective English courses

MATH:  6 Semesters

SCIENCE: 6 Semesters
General Science - 2 semesters
+ 4 semesters of elective Science courses (With at least one science course taken from Pool A and Pool B as defined in the course offering book.)

SOCIAL STUDIES:  6 Semesters
United States History - 2 semesters
World Studies - 2 semesters (May choose 2 out of the 4 World Stuides courses offered.)
Government: Local, State and U.S.  - 1 semester
Economics - 1 semester

PHYSICAL EDUCATION: 4 Semesters (1 semester each year of HS)
9th Grade P.E.  - 1 semester
10th Grade P.E.  - 1 semester
11th Grade P.E.  - 1 semester
12 Grade P.E.  - 1 semester

At Webster City High School we are taking our high school improvement efforts to the next level.  It is our goal to motivate all students to take more responsibility in their studies and to actively plan their futures.  

The State of Iowa now requires all students to successfully complete a core curriculum which includes 8 semesters (4 years) of English, 6 semesters (3 years) of math, 6 semesters (3 years) of science and 6 semesters (3 years) of social studies.  The State of Iowa also requires that all students be enrolled in a physical education class every year of high school.  

We believe that it is important for students to take the elective courses of their choice to prepare them for their individual after high school plans.   We believe that it is the School District’s responsibility to have courses available to students that will enrich their education and provide a good foundation for their futures.  With this in mind we also believe it is the students’ (and their parents’) responsibility to enroll in the courses they feel they need to be successful.