MO School Improvement Program

Graduation Requirements: How many credits does a student need to graduate?

The State Board of Education establishes minimum graduation requirements that are designed to ensure that graduates have taken courses in several different subject areas and mastered essential knowledge, skills, and competencies.  Local boards of education must adopt graduation policies that include at least the state minimum graduation requirements.  Local board policy may include additional requirements in accordance with needs and aspirations of students and the communities they serve.