Missoula County Public Schools Graduation Requirements

  • Missoula County Public Schools requires that freshman students entering the District during the 2010-11 school year (graduating class of 2014) and after earn a minimum of 24 credits to graduate.

    Students enrolled prior to the 2010-11 school year are required to earn a minimum of 22 credits to graduate. 

    1. 4 credits of English language arts;
    2. 3 credits of mathematics;
    3. 2.5 credits of social studies (includes one year of American History, one year of US Govt., and one semester of social science elective
    4. 2 credits of science (includes one year of earth & space science and one year of biological science).
    5. 2 credits of health enhancement
    6. 1 credit of arts (music, drama or visual arts)
    7. 1 credit of vocational/technical education.
    8. 9.5 credits of elective coursework

    State of Montana Graduation Requirements

    A school district can establish its own requirements for graduation.  The minimum graduation requirements are established by the Montana Board of Public Education and are found in ARM 10.55.905.   A student has to complete a minimum of 20 credits in order to receive a Montana high school diploma with 13 credits in the following courses:

    1. 4 credits of English language arts;
    2. 2 credits of mathematics;
    3. 2 credits of social studies;
    4. 2 credits of science;
    5. 1 credit of health enhancement, with 1/2 credit each year for two years;
    6. 1 credit of arts;
    7. 1 credit of vocational/technical education.