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Diploma Program Graduation Requirements

Consistent with the Nevada Department of Education requirements, to graduate and receive a diploma from Silicon Valley High School (SVHS), students must complete a minimum of 230 credits.

To be eligible to graduate from and receive a diploma from SVHS, the student must complete at least 25% of the credits required for graduation with SVHS and must have been continuously enrolled as a full-time student for at least one full semester. At least one-quarter of the credits required for graduation must have been earned by taking SVHS courses.

All students must at minimum complete the following courses:

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of Math, including at least 1 Algebra 1 & Geometry (or Integrated Math 1 & 2) 
  • 3 years of Science, including a life science and a physical science (Note: A fourth year of math in Precalculus or higher may be taken in lieu of the 3rd year of science)
  • 1 year of World History
  • 1 year of US History
  • 1 semester of Government
  • 1 semester of Economics
  • 1 Semester of Health
  • 2 years of PE
  • 1 year of either: VAPA: Visual Performing Arts, LOTE: Language Other Than English, or CTE: Career Technical Education, or Humanities
  • Computers & Information Technology
  • Money Math
  • Additional Electives

Diploma Students: Recommended Course of Study

The following recommended course of study is meant to provide guidance for a student towards successful completion of the requirements for graduation with a diploma from SVHS:

Grade 9

  • English 9
  • Algebra 1 or Integrated Math 1
  • Astronomy (or other science or elective course)
  • Physical Education
  • Spanish 1 (or other elective)

Grade 10

  • English 10
  • Geometry or Integrated Math 2
  • Biology (or other science or elective course)
  • World History
  • Physical Education
  • Spanish 2 (or other elective)

Grade 11

  • English 11
  • Algebra 2 or Integrated Math 3
  • Chemistry (or other science or elective course)
  • US History
  • Computers & Information Technology
  • Intro to Programming (or other elective)

Grade 12

  • English 12
  • Money Math
  • American Government
  • Economics
  • College and Career Exploration (or other elective)
  • Health
  • Environmental Science (or other elective)