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Graduation Requirements

 The iLearn Institute follows the Tennessee Department of Education’s requirement of 22 credit hours for high school graduation. 

  • Math: 4 credits, including Algebra I, II, Geometry and a fourth higher level math course (Students must be enrolled in a mathematics course each school year.)

  • English: 4 credits

  • Science: 3 credits, including Biology, Chemistry or Physics, and a third lab course

  • Social Studies: 3 credits, including U.S. History and Geography, World History and Geography, U.S. Government and Civics, and Economics

  • Physical Education and Wellness: 1.5 credits

  • Personal Finance: 0.5 credits (Three years of JROTC may be substituted for one-half unit of Personal Finance if the JROTC instructor attends the Personal Finance training.)

  • Foreign Language: 2 credits (May be waived by the local school district for students, under certain circumstances, to expand and enhance the elective focus)

  • Fine Arts: 1 credit (may be waived by the local school district for students, under certain circumstances, to expand and enhance the elective focus)

  • Elective Focus: 3 credits consisting of Math and Science, Career and Technical Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB)

While the 22 Credit Hours listed above satisfy the graduation requirement, we encourage students to explore their interests through iLearn’s wide selection of available courses. Students can also earn additional credits beyond the 22 listed above through dual enrollment opportunities and other courses that will help to better prepare them for life after high school. 

Early Graduation: All students in grades (9) through (12) shall be enrolled full time for (8) semesters. In order for students to be considered for early graduation, the student must:                    

  • meet all the regular guidelines for high school graduation.                    
  • be able to meet the guidelines of admission into the requested institution without having to enroll in remedial classes.
  • have a 3.0 GPA or higher.                                                 
  • score a minimum of 19 in each area of the ACT. Hardship or gifted cases may be appealed by the student to the Director of Schools with further appeal to the board.                                             
  • must write a letter to the iLearn Administrator indicating why early graduation should be granted.

Prior to the ninth grade, all students, with their parent(s) and an advisor, will develop a six-year plan of study. This proposed program will be reviewed each year. The purpose is to connect the student’s academic and career goals to appropriate classes. Students must choose a focused program of study, preparing them for post-secondary education in a college/university curriculum or in technical training.