Louisiana - Graduation Requirements: Additional Graduation Requirements

Area: 
Additional Graduation Requirements
Policy Type: 
Rule
Summary: 

In Louisiana, requirements vary by diploma type, but there are additional requirements of between 8-10 credits for graduation.

Body: 

Additionally, Louisiana requires the following credits for graduation based on diploma type.

The LA Core 4 requires 8 additional credits:
-1.5 credits of physical education;
-0.5 credits for health;
-2 credits for a foreign language;
-1 credit of arts; and
-3 unspecified credits.

The Basic core requires 10 additional credits:
-1.5 credits of physical education;
-0.5 credits of health; and
-8 credits related to a student's career track. Students who pursue a Basic Core course of study must complete six credits in career area of concentration.

The Career Diploma requires 9 additional credits.
-1.5 credits of physical education;
-0.5 credits of health; and
-7 credits related to a student's career track. Students who pursue a Career Diploma must complete seven credits in career area of concentration.

Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
Last Verified by NASBE: 
03/16/2016