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Tidewater Academy

217 W. Church Street, Wakefield, VA 23888

8:00am-3:00pm

Monday - Friday

Graduation Requirements

Requirements for Advancing to the Next Grade Level

Grade 9

4 Credits

Grade 10

9 Credits

Grade 11

15 Credits

Grade 12

21 Credits

Each student must earn his/her English credit in the previous grade level to advance to the next grade level.

Standard Diploma

27 Credits

  • English – 5 Credits
  • Mathematics – 3 Credits (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2)
  • Laboratory Science – 4 Credits (Physical Science, Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry)
  • History and Social Sciences – 4 Credits (World Geography, World History, US History, US & Virginia Government)
  • Foreign Language – 2 Credits (Must be sequential)
  • Health, Physical Education, & Drivers Education – 3 Credits
  • Fine Arts or Practical Arts – 1 Credit
  • Electives – 5 Credits (Must include Financial Literacy)

*21 Credits must be earned in grades 9-12

Advanced Studies Diploma

30 Credits

  • English –¬† 5 Credits (Must include 1 Dual Enrollment credit)
  • Mathematics – 4 Credits (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, PreCalculus)
  • Laboratory Science – 5 Credits (Physical Science, Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics
  • History and Social Sciences – 4 Credits (World Geography, World History, US History, US & Virginia Government – Must include 1 Dual Enrollment credit)
  • ¬†Foreign Language – 4 Credits (2 and 2 sequential)
  • Health, Physical Education, & Drivers Education – 3 Credits
  • Fine Arts or Practical Arts – 1 Credit
  • Electives¬† – 4 Credits (Must include Financial Literacy)

*24 credits must be earned in grades 9 through 12.