DDHS Graduation Requirements

In order to receive a Delavan-Darien High School diploma, students complete 24 credits.  Credits are distributed as follows:

Academic Area Graduation Requirements


4 credits in English to include:

  • English 9 OR English 9 Honors
  • English 10 OR English 10 Honors
  • English 11  OR College Prep English 11
  • English 12 plus one elective OR AP Prep English or AP English

Social Studies

3 credits to include

  • Global Studies OR AP Human Geography
  • Contemporary US History OR AP US History
  • Civics OR AP Government & Politics


3 credits to include:

  • Biological Science (1 credit) – the Biology course is required for 9th grade.
  • Physical Science (1 credit)
  • Elective Credits (1 credit)


3 credits in three separate Math courses

Physical  Education and  Health

A minimum of 1.5 credits in Physical Education.  Students must take 3 different classes over 3 separate years.  Students must also complete 1/2 credit in Health.

  • 9th    – PE 9 and Health
  • 10th – PE Elective
  • 11th – PE Elective

Fine Arts

A minimum of 1/2 credit in grades 9 through 12 in Art, World Language or Music.

Career and Technical Education

A minimum of 1/2 credit in grades 9 through 12 in Agriculture Science, Business Education, Family & Consumer Science, or Technology & Engineering.

Financial  Literacy

The class Personal Finance (or Sustainable Urban Agriculture) 1/2 credit, is a requirement for graduation.  This may be taken Junior or Senior year. Note:  Personal Finance does NOT apply toward the Career and Technical Education requirement.


7 1/2 credits

Notes: Students in grades 9, 10, and 11 must attempt a minimum of 7 credits per year.  Students in grade 12 must attempt a minimum of 6 credits.