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How Many Credits to Graduate High School

How Many Credits Do I Need to Graduate?

You need 22 credits to graduate from eAchieve Academy.

A year-long (two-semester) course in Wisconsin accounts for 1 credit and a half-year (one-semester) course accounts for 0.5 credits. These totals are accurate for 2017 and beyond.

How Many Credits Do I Need to Graduate High School in Wisconsin

High school students looking to attend college should take different classes than the minimum required for graduation. Here are the high school classes we recommend to get into UW-Madison.

Class Credits to Graduate from eAchieve Academy

Class

Credits

Course List

1 credit = 2 semesters )

English

4.0 High school English classes

Math

3.0 High school Math classes 

Science*

3.0 High school Science classes 

Social Studies**

3.5 High school Social Studies classes 

Health

0.5 High school Health classes 

PE

0.5 High school PE classes

Service Learning

1.0 High school Svc Learning classes

Electives

6.5 High school Electives
TOTAL 22.0  

*1.0 Biology + 1.0 Physical Science + 1.0 Elective

**1.0 Human Geography + 0.5 World History + 1.0 US History + 0.5 American Government + 0.5 Economics

NOTE: Current School District of Waukesha students transferring to eAchieve for their senior year will still need to meet the 25 credit graduation requirement from their face-to-face high school plus the Service Learning requirement. While we do transcribe credits earned at other institutions prior to enrollment at eAchieve, students must earn a minimum of 4 credits at eAchieve to qualify for an eAchieve diploma.

eAchieve Academy has every class you need to graduate high school in Wisconsin!

You Need 22 Credits to Graduate High School in Wisconsin

What High School Classes do Colleges Look For?

Below is a table of classes a typical college-bound high schooler will take. If you're looking to get into schools like UW-Madison, follow the list below:

High School Class Credits to Get into UW-Madison

Class

Credits

Course List

1 credit = 2 semesters )

English

4.0 High school English classes

Math

4.0 High school Math classes 

Science*

4.0 High school Science classes 

Social Studies**

4.0 High school Social Studies classes 

Health

0.5 High school Health classes 

PE

0.5 High school PE classes

Service Learning

1.0 High school Svc Learning classes

World Language***

4 High school Electives
TOTAL 22.0  

*1.0 Biology + 1.0 Physical Science + 1.0 Elective

**1.0 Human Geography + 0.5 World History + 1.0 US History + 0.5 American Government + 0.5 Economics

*** eAchieve Academy suggests you take 4.0 credits of one single foreign language.

NOTE: Current School District of Waukesha students transferring to eAchieve for their senior year will still need to meet the 25 credit graduation requirement from their face-to-face high school plus the Service Learning requirement. While we do transcribe credits earned at other institutions prior to enrollment at eAchieve, students must earn a minimum of 4 credits at eAchieve to qualify for an eAchieve diploma.

eAchieve Academy has every class you need to get into colleges like the University of Wisconsin - Madison!

Credits to get into UW Madison

Requirements to Receive Diploma upon Graduation

Signing up for online high school is a great way to get a diploma on your terms. eAchieve Academy has graduated more students than any other Wisconsin virtual high school. Our online high school courses will help you satisfy all graduation requirements.

For students who need to catch up on credits or want to graduate early, virtual high school is a great way to earn high school credit online, completely free.

Planning on College after Online High School? Keep This in Mind

High school is the doorway to higher education for many of eAchieve Academy’s students. If you are planning on applying to college after graduating, it is important to remember both 2- and 4-year colleges/universities generally require the following:

  • 17 academic units in English, Math, Science, Social Studies and Foreign Language
  • Minimum math requirement is Algebra 2
  • Minimum Science requirement is Chemistry
  • Some colleges/universities may require 2 years foreign language

eAchieve Academy’s online school counselors are here to help you make the right decisions when choosing your courses. As Wisconsin’s best online high school, we’re committed to seeing you succeed in all of your academic undertakings. Check with an eAchieve Academy counselor to find out more about which high school classes will best prepare you for achieving your post-graduation goals.

Get your High School Diploma and Attend Graduation

eAchieve Academy graduates receive the same diploma through the School District of Waukesha as is issued at the other district high schools. Our students are able to attend the graduation ceremony in-person or watch it streamed live on the web.

Wisconsin High School Graduation Requirements
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