The State of New Jersey requires that all high school students complete a minimum of 120 credits for a diploma. The state credit requirements can be opened here.
Dumont Public Schools requires that all students earn a minimum of 130 credits for a diploma. Specifically, we mandate:
credits of Language Arts
credits of Physical Education (includes Health) for each year of enrollment
credits of Science (includes Biology and two other laboratory sciences)
credits of Mathematics (includes Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra II or equivalent)
credits of Social Studies (includes World History and United States
credits of World Languages
credits of Visual and Performing Arts
credits of 21st Century Life and Careers, or Career-Technical
of Personal Finance or College, Careers, and Finance
credits of any courses in any area
Dumont Board of Education has adopted a policy for high school graduation,
which mandates that all students satisfy all curriculum requirements described
above, and that every student must complete them in order to receive a diploma
or take part in a commencement ceremony.