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High School Graduation Requirements

Math and Science Academy's graduation requirements are a little different than what you see at other area high schools. MSA students are expected to excel in their academics and MSA wants to ensure that students are set up for post-secondary success.  Below you will find the high school graduation requirements for MSA as well as a course catalog and graduation check form that can be used to monitor high school course completion.  

*MSA does not weight grades, including Advanced Placement courses and dual credit courses through PSEO.  

ENGLISH- Requirements: 4 years of English

  • Literature and Composition (Grade 9)
  • World/British Literature (Grade 10)
  • American Literature
  • Research Writing (1 semester)
  • Composition (1 semester)
  • AP Literature and Composition

MATH- Requirements: Progression through Calculus I

  • Algebra II with Geometry
  • Algebra III with Geometry and Trigonometry
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Calculus
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Statistics

SCIENCE- Requirements: 1 year each of Biology, Chemistry and Physics

  • Biology (Grade 9)
  • Chemistry (Grade 10)
  • Physics (Grade 11)
  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Physics

SPANISH- Requirements: Progression through Spanish sequence based on placement level.  

  • Basic Spanish (recommendation by teacher)
  • Introduction to Spanish (recommendation by teacher) 
  • Spanish I 
  • Spanish II
  • Spanish III
  • Spanish IV
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture

SOCIAL STUDIES- Requirements: 4 years of Social Studies 

  • Ancient World History and Geography (Grade 9)
  • Modern World History and Human Geography (Grade 10)
  • American History (Grade 11)
  • Political Science (1 semester)
  • Introduction to Economics (1 semester)
  • AP US History
  • AP Psychology

FINE/VISUAL ARTS- Requirements: 2 semesters of Fine Arts

  • Band
  • Choir
  • Symphony
  • Wind Ensamble
  • Drawing 
  • Painting
  • Digital Photography I & II
  • Sculpture & Craft
  • Ceramics
  • AP Studio Art

HEALTH/P.E.- Requirements: 1 semester of P.E. & 1 semester of Health

  • Health (1 semester)
  • P.E. (1 semester)

Minnesota's Graduation Requirements


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