Kentucky - Graduation Requirements: English Language Arts

English Language Arts
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Kentucky requires 4 credits of English to graduate.


These four credits include English I, English II, English III, and English IV which is the content contained in the Kentucky core academic standards for English and language arts. Language arts shall be taken each year of high school.

If a student does not meet the college readiness benchmarks for English and language arts and/or mathematics (18 for English, 20 for reading, 19 for mathematics), the student shall take a respective English and language arts or math transitional course or intervention, which is monitored to address remediation needs, before exiting high school.

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State Department of Education
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