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RCVS Graduation Requirements

Total Credits Required: 23 credits


  • English: 4 credits- English I, English II, English III, and English IV
  • Math: 4 credits- Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and a 4th higher-level math
  • Science: 3 credits - Biology, Chemistry or Physics, and a third lab science
  • Social Studies: 3 credits- World History & Geography, US History, Government, and Economics
  • Personal Finance: .5 credit
  • Wellness and Physical Education: 1.5 credits- Wellness (1 credit) and PE (.5 credit)
  • Fine Arts: 1 credit 
  • World Language: 2 credits -  (same language for both credits)
  • Elective Pathway: 3 credits 
  • Additional Elective: 1 credit

**In addition to the 23 credits required for graduation, students must also take the ACT and Civics test.


Graduation with Honors

Meet or exceed ACT college-readiness benchmark scores:

       English - 18      Math- 22     Reading-22     Science-23


Graduation with Distinction

Students who attain a 3.0 GPA and complete at least one of the following:

  • Earn a nationally recognized industry certification
  • Participate in at least one of the Governor’s Schools
  • Participate in one of the state’s All State musical organizations
  • Be selected as a National Merit Finalist or Semi-Finalist
  • Attain a score of 31 or higher composite score on the ACT
  • Attain a score of 3 or higher on at least two advanced placement exams
  • Successfully complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programs
  • Earn 12 or more semester hours of post-secondary credit (i.e. Dual Enrollment)

Valedictorian Requirements for the Graduating Class of 2020 to 2022:

*must be met by the end of the 7th semester

  •  4.0 GPA
  • 12 honors or above courses
  •  Graduate with Honors
  •  Graduate with Distinction


Valedictorian Requirements for the Graduating Class of 2023 and beyond:

  • Highest GPA
  • 12 honors or above courses
  • Graduate with Distinction
*In the event multiple students meet the aforementioned criteria, then the highest achieved ACT composite will serve as the final determination criteria.