High School is an exciting time when students have more options, but also more responsibility. Students focus on earning a diploma, attending college, pursuing a career, and other options after graduation. Academic grades and coursework, extracurricular activities, internships, and volunteer experience are very important. High school students will need help prioritizing responsibilities and meeting expectations.
In grades 9–12, students have more flexibility in the types of classes they take. Students are still required to take and pass classes in certain core subjects, including English, math, social studies, and science, but other course options and requirements may vary by school or program. While there are standard course sequences by grade level, some students may take classes in a different order.
College and Career Readiness
Visit the the pages below to learn more about:
- specific information on credits and diploma types
- high school programs that focus on specific types of work
- college applications and financial aid