Graduation Requirements

Leicester High School Program of Studies

English/Language Arts

4 Courses (20 credits)

English I, English II, English III, English IV or equivalent


4 Courses (20 credits)

Including the completion of Algebra II or equivalent. All students are required to take a math course during their senior year.


3 Courses of lab-based science (15 credits)

Coursework taken in technology/engineering may count for MassCore science credit.

History/Social Science

3 Courses (15 credits)

Including US History and World History.

Foreign Language

2 Courses (10 credits)

Of the same language.

Physical Education

2 Courses (5 credits) or 4 Courses (10 credits)*

*Four courses or their equivalent are required beginning with the class of 2020


1 Half-year Course (2.5 credits)

Integrated Technology

1 Half-year Course (2.5 credits)

Fine Arts

1 Half-year Course (2.5 credits)

Required beginning with the class of 2020

Community Service

40 Hours (3 credits)

Additional Courses

6.5 Courses (32.5 credits)

Electives can be from any discipline.

Additional Learning Opportunities

Complete as many of the following as possible:

Advanced Placement (AP); Dual Enrollment courses taken for both high school and college credit; Virtual High School; Online courses; Internships.


Full year course =5 credits

Half year course= 2.5 credits

A total of 95.5 of the 133 credits must be earned in required courses. Other requirements may be established by the school administration in relation to the particular program, otherwise the additional credits needed for a graduation may be selected from among elective courses.

Due to the change of schedules between the 2015-2016 school year and the 2016-2017 school year, classes will need the following credits to graduate:

Class of 2018: 138 credits to graduate

Class of 2019: 133 credits to graduate

Class of 2020 and later: 133 credits

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