Graduation Requirements

Kearney High School Diploma Requirements

Beginning with the class of 2025

Purple Seal

(Minimum Credit  Requirement)

Language Arts  (4 credits)

(Must include ELA I, ELA II and III or AP English Language and Composition required) 1 ELA elective credits)

Math (3 credits)

(Algebra I or higher and Geometry required)

Social Studies (3 credits)

(Must include Am. History, Am. Gov.)

Science (3 credits)

(Physical Science and Biology required) 

Fine Arts (1 credit) 

(Music, Visual Art, or Drama)

Practical Art (1 credit)

(Ag. Education, Family/Consumer Science, Business, Marketing, Technology, Ind. Tech., PLTW Engineering Strand, Publications and Broadcasting, Entertainment and Sports Arts, NCAPS, Kearney Internships, and Career Center Courses)

Phys. Ed (1 credit)
Additional Fine or Practical Arts (0.5 credit)
Health (0.5 credit) 
Personal Finance (0.5 credit)
Elective (6.5 credits)
  
Total Required Credits: 24 credits 
Other Distinguishers: 

1 MVA Required

Gold Seal

(College & Career Prep)

Language Arts (4 credits) 

(Must include ELA I, ELA II and III or AP English Language and Composition required) 1 ELA elective credits)

Math (3 credits)
(Algebra 1 or higher and Geometry required)
(College bound needs 4 credits)
Social Studies (3 credits) 

(Must include Am. History, Am. Gov.)

Science (3 credits)

(Physical Science and Biology required) 

Fine Arts (1 credit)

(Music, Visual Art, or Drama)

Practical Art  (1 credit)

(Ag. Education, Family/Consumer Science, Business, Marketing, Technology, Ind. Tech., PLTW Engineering Strand, Publications and Broadcasting, Entertainment and Sports Arts, NCAPS, Kearney Internships, and Career Center Courses)

Phys. Ed (1 credit)
Additional Fine or Practical Arts (0.5 credit)
Health  (0.5 credit)
Personal Finance (0.5 credit)
Elective (8 credits)
(2 years of same International Language)
Total Required Credits: 25.5 
Other Distinguishers: 

1 MVA Required

Platinum Seal

(Distinguished)

Language Arts (4 credits)

(Must include ELA I, ELA II and III or AP English Language and Composition required) 1 ELA elective credits)

Math (4 credits)

(Algebra 1 or higher and Geometry required)

Social Studies (3 credits)

(Must include Am. History, Am. Gov.)

Science (3 credits)

(Physical Science and Biology required) 

Fine Arts (1 credit)

(Music, Visual Art, or Drama)

Practical Art (1 credit)

(Ag. Education, Family/Consumer Science, Business, Marketing, Technology, Ind. Tech., PLTW Engineering Strand, Publications and Broadcasting, Entertainment and Sports Arts, NCAPS, Kearney Internships, and Career Center Courses)

Phys. Ed (1 credit)
Additional Fine or Practical Arts (0.5 credit)
Health (0.5 credit)
Personal Finance (0.5 credit)
Elective (9.5 credits)
(2 years of the same International Language)
Total Required Credits: 28
Other Distinguishers: 

2 MVA Required

Kearney High School Diploma Requirements

Language Arts (English I, II, and III/AP English Language and Composition required) 4 credits
Social Science (American Government and American History required) 3 credits
Mathematics (Algebra I or higher and Geometry required) 3 credits
Science (Physical Science and Biology required) 3 credits
Fine Art (Music, Visual Art, or Drama) 1 credit
Practical Art (Agriculture Education, Family/Consumer Science, Business, Marketing, Technology, Industrial Tech, PLTW Engineering Strand, Publications and Broadcasting, Entertainment and Sports Arts, NCAPS, Kearney Internships, and Career Center Courses) 1 credit
Additional Fine or Practical Art .5 credit
Personal Finance .5 credit
PE 1 credit
Health .5 credit
Electives 6.5 credits

Kearney High School College Prep Certificate Diploma Requirements

Language Arts (English I, II, and III/AP English Language and Composition required) 4 credits
Social Science (American Government and American History required) 3 credits
Mathematics (Algebra I or higher, Geometry, Algebra II and 4th Math—not Math Applications) 4 credits
Science (Physical Science and Biology required) 3 credits
1 Additional Core Class (from Language Arts, Social Science, Math, Science, or Foreign Language) 1 credit
Fine Art (Music, Visual Art, or Drama) 1 credit
Practical Art (Agriculture Education, Family/Consumer Science, Business, Marketing, Technology, Industrial Tech, PLTW Engineering Strand, Publications and Broadcasting, Entertainment and Sports Arts, NCAPS, Kearney Internships, and Career Center Courses) 1 credit
Personal Finance .5 credit
PE 1 credit
Health .5 credit
Foreign Language (2 credits of same language) 2 credits
Electives 4 credits