Missoula County Public Schools Graduation Requirements

  • Missoula County Public Schools requires that freshman students entering the District earn a minimum of 24 credits to graduate.

    • 4 credits of English Language Arts;
    • 3 credits of Mathematics;
    • 2.5 credits of Social Studies (includes one year of American History, one year of US Government, and one semester of a Social Science Elective)
    • 2 credits of Science (includes one year of Earth & Space Science and one year of Biological Science).
    • 2 credits of Health Enhancement
    • 1 credit of Arts (Music, Drama or Visual Arts)
    • 1 credit of Vocational/Technical Education.
    • 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:

    • 4 credits of English Language Arts;
    • 2 credits of Mathematics;
    • 2 credits of Social Studies;
    • 2 credits of Science;
    • 1 credit of Health Enhancement, with 1/2 credit each year for two years;
    • 1 credit of Arts;
    • 1 credit of Vocational/Technical Education.