Graduation Requirements

Holland Hall graduation requirements.

The minimum requirement for graduation from Holland Hall is 21 credits taken in 9th-12th Grade. A one-semester course receives one-half credit and a full-year course receives one credit.

Foreign Languages

Three credits in a single language. One of these credits can be completed during the middle school years.


Three credits taken during 9th-12th Grade. Students take Physics and Engineering Principles in the 9th grade and Biology in the 10th grade. They must complete one additional credit in the Sciences.


Three credits taken during 9th-12th Grade. Minimum required courses are Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II taken during the Middle School or Upper School years.


Four credits. During 9th-11th Grade, students are required to take Exposition and Argumentation, Introduction to Literary Analysis, and American Studies.  During 12th Grade, students are required to choose two one-semester electives.

Social Studies

Three credits. During 9th-11th Grade, students are required to take Global Issues, United States History, and American Studies.

Religious Studies

One-half credit. Students may take either Comparative Religion in 9th, 10th, or 11th Grade, Ethics in 11th or 12th Grade, or Philosophy of Mindfulness in the 11th or 12th Grade.

Fine Arts

One credit. Semester long or year-long electives are available in the areas of music, theater, dance, or visual arts.


7 Seasons of credit. In grades 9, 10, and 11, two seasons of activity are needed and in grade 12, one season. If an athletic activity is not offered at Holland Hall, a student may petition the Athletic Director Advisory Committee to substitute an alternative program for athletic credit.

Additional Non-Departmental Requirements

  • Wellness – 9th Grade
  • Wellness – 9th Grade
  • Wellness – 10th Grade
  • College Seminar – 11th Grade
  • Senior Seminar – 12th Grade
  • Senior Internship Program – 12th Grade