Graduation Requirements

CCBOE Policy 4.605

Before high school graduation, every student shall: 1. Achieve the specified twenty-two (22) units of credit; (For Phoenix and Special Education) 27 units of credit for Cumberland County High School and Stone Memorial High School; 2. Take the required end of course exams; 3. Have satisfactory records of attendance and conduct; 4. Take the ACT or SAT prior to graduation; and 5. Complete a United States civics test.

Core Curriculum of Class 

Classes required for students graduating from Phoenix High School in 2013 and beyond: There are a number of courses that are equivalent or may be substituted for others. For a specific course number see your School Counselor.

  • 4 units of English 

  • 4 units of Math (must include passing Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry and one course higher)

  • 3 units of Science (must include Biology, Chemistry, and a third lab class) 

  • 3 units of Social Studies (1 of US History, 1 of World History & World Geography, .5 of Economics, .5 of U.S. Government) 

  • 1 unit of Lifetime Wellness 

  • .5 unit of Physical Education or qualifying activity as substitute 

  • .5 unit of Personal Finance

  • 6 Remaining units in Electives (3 in a recognized focus of study such as Math & Science or Career/Technical)

Total Credits Required:  22 

College Admissions Requirements – University Concentration

Public colleges and universities in Tennessee (University of Tennessee and the Board of Regents schools) have a standard set of admission requirements. These requirements are as follows:

  • English – 4 units.

  • Math – Algebra 1, Algebra 2, 1 unit of geometry or an advanced course with geometry as a major component. 

  • Science – 2 units of a natural or physical science. 1 course must be Biology 1 or 2, Chemistry 1 or 2, or Physics. 

  • Social Studies – 2 units. 1 must be US History and 1 must be World Geography or World History.