Chicago Public Schools requires high school students to successfully complete a minimum number of credits before they can be promoted to the next grade level and graduate. Listed below are the CPS high school and graduation requirements.
To be promoted from 9th to 10th grade, students must pass at least three of their core subject courses during both semesters and must have successfully completed a minimum of 5 units of credit.
To be promoted from 10th to 11th grade, students must pass at least three of their core subject courses during both semesters and must have successfully completed a minimum of 11 units of credit. All 10th grade students must have completed at least 20 hours of community service learning in order to be promoted to the 11th grade.
To be promoted from 11th to 12th grade, students must have successfully completed a minimum of 17 units of credit.
To graduate, students must complete a minimum of 24 units of credit and 40 hours of community service learning.
LEP students meet all graduation requirements with needed accommodations such as placement in English/ESL and home language support in other subject areas, as appropriate. Students with disabilities meet the general graduation requirements with appropriate accommodations and curricular modifications as determined by their Individual Education Programs (IEPs); students whose IEPs indicate an alternative mastery process receive a document of graduation.
Please visit http://www.cps.edu/Pages/Gettingtothenextgrade.aspx for more information on graduation requirements.