High School

High School Graduation Requirements

Three Next Generation Science Standard (NGSS) credits, including one life science (BC) credit and one physical science (PC) credit of organized instruction that integrate laboratory components in each are required for graduation


Secondary Science Courses


On July 23, 2019, the Maryland State Board of Education approved a two-year continuation of the waiver for the HS MISA as a graduation requirement. COMAR now reads:

For all students taking the Maryland Integrated Science Assessment in the 2017—2018, 2018—2019, 2019—2020, and 2020—2021 school years, taking the Maryland Integrated Science Assessment will meet the graduation assessment requirement for science.