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Academic Program Graduation Requirements

A Tilton School diploma signifies that the student’s body of work demonstrates an array of knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to succeed in the 21st century world and in a rigorous college program. To be eligible to receive a diploma, the Tilton School 12th grader and Post-graduate must successfully accomplish the following:

  • Proficiency in Tilton’s five Essential Skills;
  • Successful completion of Legacy Project;
  • Demonstration of competency in public speaking and advocacy;
  • Successful completion of a program of secondary school learning over a minimum of three years.

A minimum of 18 earned credits, as described below:

  • Arts – 1 credit. Introduction to the Arts is required for 9th Grade students. Successful completion of arts course beyond the 9th Grade Foundations Course.
  • English – 4 credits.  A full-credit program in literature-based studies is required every year.
  • History and Social Science – 3 credits. One year of U.S. History is required.
  • Mathematics – 3 credits. Algebra I & II and Geometry, or the equivalent.
  • Natural Science – 3 credits. A core science sequence of Biology, Chemistry, Physics is required.
  • World Language   2 credits. Two years of one world language; three years for selective college admissions.

Non-native English speaking students must successfully complete a year of 11th or 12th Grade English. All students are required to take five full-credit courses each year. Students must demonstrate target skills in information technology integrated with academic course standards. Academic credit towards graduation may be earned through successful completion of an online course, internship or independent study work.