Graduation RequirementsCanyon Ridge/Twin Falls
Total Credits Required for Graduation – 52 credits
Language Arts - 9 credits
English – 8 credits and Speech – 1 credit
Mathematics - 6 credits
Including Algebra I and Geometry standards. Two (2) credits must be completed in the last year of high school.
Social Studies - 8 credits
Freshman History, two years of US History, Economics and American Government
Science - 6 credits
4 credits lab-based
Humanities - 2 credits
Two consecutive years of world language encouraged
Health - 1 credit
Physical Education - 2 credits
Must complete at least one PE credit in grades 10th, 11th, or 12th
Computer Electives - 2 credits
Electives - 16 credits
Must include Freshman Transitions – 2 credits, students transferring after the 9th grade will NOT need to retrieve credit for Freshman Transitions
Other Graduation Requirements
Beginning with the class of 2013, graduating seniors are required to complete a Senior Project. There are four main components to the Senior Project that must be completed prior to graduation:
1. Project Proposal (Completed Junior Year in Advisory)
2. Research Paper (Completed 1st Semester Senior Year in English 12)
3. Physical Project (Completed by February of Senior Year)
4. Presentation/Portfolio (Presentation in March of Senior Year)
Students will work closely with their advisor, a community mentor, and their parent/guardian to complete the senior project.
College Entrance Exam
Beginning with the class of 2013, Idaho high school graduation requirements state that all 11th graders must take a college entrance exam (SAT or ACT) before the end of the junior year.
Because this is mandated, the Idaho State Department of Education will pay for a school day administration of the SAT for each 11th grader.
If a junior student has already taken or wants to take the SAT or ACT prior to the April test date on their own time and money, they will not have to take the SAT on the Idaho SAT School Day (in this case, official test scores must be given to the Counseling Center). Juniors who have not tested before the April test date are required to take the SAT.
If a junior student has already taken one of these tests and still wants to take the SAT on this test day, they can and it will be paid for by the state.
Beginning in the 2016-2017 school year, Idaho students will be required to take the United States Citizenship Test as outlined in Idaho Code §33-1602.7. The civics test may be taken at any time after enrolling in grade 7 and it may be repeated as often as necessary for the student to pass the test.
District are required to assess all one hundred (100) questions of the US Citizenship Naturalization Test; however, districts have the ability to decide how the assessment is given, i.e. multiple choice, question and answer, orally, etc. Districts will also determine the passing percent a student will need in order to fulfill the graduation requirement. Students may take the assessment anytime between their 7th and 12th grade year. Please note that the instructions on the assessment by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services are not the rules for district administration, but for someone to become a US citizen, please disregard.
ALL REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET BEFORE GRADUATION