Graduation Requirements

Perpich students smiling at graduation
Perpich High School Graduation
State graduation requirements
You must also keep in mind the state graduation requirements while requesting your classes each semester. Perpich regularly has a 100 percent graduation rate and we want you to succeed and graduate at the end of your two years with us.

In compliance with the state of Minnesota Graduation Standards, Perpich students, from 2015 forward must earn 28 credits in ninth through 12th grades to graduate with a Perpich Arts High School diploma:

Credits needs for Perpich graduation
Academic area Number of credits
Arts
English 4
Mathematics
3 (including algebra II, geometry, statistics and probability sufficient to satisfy the standards)
Science 3 (including biology, chemistry or physics.)
Social Studies 3.5 (encompassing U.S. history, geography, world history, economics and government/citizenship)
Health .5 (or have met the local district requirement of student’s home school)
Physical education .5 (or have met the local district requirement of student’s home school)
Miscellaneous 5.5 
Total Credits 28 
Honors diploma

Students must be responsible for contacting the guidance counselor regarding the possibility of graduating with honors from Perpich Arts High School. Students must be aware that the 14 earned credits and 3.60 GPA are requirements for being recognized as an honor student by the end of third quarter of senior year. Students and parents should contact the guidance counselor early in the school year if they are concerned about honor diploma status.

Diplomas with honors designation are awarded to students who attend Perpich Arts High School and meet the following criteria:

Returning seniors

18 credits earned in grades 11 and 12 and
Cumulative GPA (calculated from grade 9 through first semester, grade 12) of 3.60/4.0 point scale (A-) or higher

New seniors

Ten credits earned in grade 12 and
Cumulative GPA (calculated from grade 9 through first semester, grade 12) of 3.60/4.0 point scale (A-) or higher

Perpich graduation credit requirements
Juniors

Enrolled students must earn a combined total of 18 credits in grades 11 and 12. These credits must include two English credits, eight art credits and eight additional credits to meet our graduation requirements to be in compliance with the state of Minnesota Graduation Standards.

New seniors

Students enrolled in grade 12 only must earn nine total credits. These credits include one English credit, four art credits and four additional credits to meet our graduation requirements to be in compliance with the state of Minnesota Graduation Standards.

Perpich does not offer algebra 1 or geometry. Applicants must have completed those credits before being accepted to Perpich. We have one class, yoga, that provides both physical education and health credits, but it is recommended that both of those credits be completed, if at all possible, before application to Perpich.