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Graduation Requirements

TOPS University Diploma Graduation Requirements* 

Required for Louisiana 4-year colleges and universities

ENGLISH = 4 Units 

1 unit each: English I, II, III, & IV 

MATH = 4 Units 

1 unit: Algebra I

1 unit: Geometry

2 units: Algebra III, Advanced Math Functions, Probability and Statistics, AP Statistics, Pre-Calculus, or AP Calculus

SCIENCE = 4 Units 

1 unit: Biology I

1 unit: Chemistry I 

2 units: AP Biology II or Human Anatomy and Physiology; AP Chemistry II, Earth Science, AP Environmental Science, Physical Science, Physics I, AP Physics


SOCIAL STUDIES = 4 Units

1 unit: US History or AP US History 

1 unit: Civics or AP Government

2 units of the following courses: World Geography or AP Human Geography; World History or AP World History; AP European History, AP Psychology


PHYSICAL EDUCATION = 1 ½ Units* 

Shall be Physical Education I and Physical Education II


HEALTH = ½ Unit*

It is highly recommended that students complete the P.E. and Health requirements by the end of their junior year. 


*JROTC I and IImay substitute for P.E. I, P.E. II, and Health


FOREIGN LANGUAGE = 2 Units

2 units: Foreign Language (2 units in the samelanguage) 


FINE ARTS = 1 Unit

1 unit:Fine Arts Survey, Studio/Visual Art, Music, Dance, Drama, Drafting


ELECTIVES = 3 Units

TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION = 24

For more information on course equivalents, go to www.louisianabelieves.com

*This is a modified version of the graduation requirements.  It indicates only courses offered at Magnet

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