• graduation

    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