Louisiana - Graduation Requirements: Science

Area: 
Science
Policy Type: 
Rule
Year Adopted: 
2014
Summary: 

Louisiana requires either 3 or 4 credits of science courses to graduate depending on the type of diploma a student pursues.

Body: 

The two types of diplomas are the College and Career Diploma or the Career Diploma. With a College and Career Diploma, students can opt for one of two courses of study – the more rigorous LA Core 4 or the Basic Core. To complete the LA Core 4, 4 credits of science are required. To complete the Basic Core, 3 credits of science courses are required. To complete the Career Diploma, 3 credits of science courses are required.

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