In order to graduate with a diploma from Coeur d'Alene Public Schools, the Board of Trustees has identified specific requirements and has identified specific courses which meet those requirements. Please note that not all courses meet specific graduation requirements for the purpose of graduation.
Cumulatively, students shall be expected to earn a total of forty-six (46) semester credits at Coeur d’Alene High School, on a traditional schedule; forty-six (46) credits at Venture High School, on a four (4) term block; and fifty-eight (58) credits at Lake City High School, on a block schedule for graduation from high school in order to complete graduation requirements. Students receiving special education who have successfully completed their IEP leading to completion of high school will be awarded a diploma.
Coeur d’Alene School District Graduation Requirements:
Secondary Language Arts and Communication - 9 credits
English (language study, composition, literature) 8 credits
English 9 - 2 credits
English 10 - 2 credits
English 11 - 2 credits
English 12 - 2 credits
Speech or Debate - 1 credit
Mathematics - 6 credits*
Algebra I or Algebra-based course/Integrated Math 1 - 2 credits
Geometry or Geometry based course/Integrated Math 2 - 2 credits
One additional course taken during the senior year - 2 credits
* The final mathematics course must be taken in the last year of high school in which the student intends to graduate. For the purposes of this procedure, the last year of high school shall include the summer preceding the fall start of classes. Students who return to school during the summer or the following fall of the next year for less than a full schedule of courses due to failing to pass a course other than math are not required to retake a math course as long as they have earned six (6) credits of high school level mathematics.
* Course not required if PreCalculus or higher taken in the Junior Year.
Secondary Science - 6 credits*
Biological Science 2 credits
Physical Science 2 credits
1 additional course 2 credits *(4 credits shall be laboratory sciences)
Social Studies - 7 credits
Government 2 credits
US History 2 credits
Economics 1 credit
World History 2 credits
Arts and Humanities 2 credits
Interdisciplinary Humanities, Fine Arts or World Language 2 credits
Health/Wellness - 1 credit*
* (For students who enter 9th grade in Fall 2015 or later, each student shall receive a minimum of 1 class period on psychomotor cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training as outlined in the American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines for CPR to include the proper utilization of an automatic external defibrillator (AED) as part of the Health/Wellness course.
Physical Education - 1 credit
Technology - 1 credit
Students must pass technology literacy competencies in the following topics: 1. Computer Science; 2. Creativity and Innovation; 3. Communication and Collaboration; 4. Research Skills and Critical Thinking; 5. Digital Citizenship; and 6. Technology Operations and Concepts
Senior Project: Written and oral presentation by the end of 12th grade. See district guidelines - 1 credit
Elective Credits - varies
Coeur d’Alene High School: 12 credits
Lake City High School: 24 credits
Venture High School: 12 credits