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Graduation Requirements

Within the coursework outlined under South Dakota High School Diploma Requirements, a student may earn one (or more) of three advanced endorsements:

  • Advanced Endorsement: Indicates a student has pursued coursework consistent with entrance requirements for postsecondary education at a university (same as O’Gorman graduation requirements).
  • Advanced Career Endorsement: Indicates a student has career experience in a concentrated area, based on academic and/or workplace experience and a related credential.
  • Advanced Honors Endorsement: Indicates a student has pursued advanced rigorous, academic coursework consistent with opportunity scholarship eligibility. All high school coursework completed with a “C” or higher.

Credit Requirements

Subject 

O'Gorman Requirements Adv. Endorsement Adv. Career Endorsement Adv. Honors Endorsement
English
4.5 units required:
1 unit English I
0.5 unit Speech
1 unit English II
1 unit English III
1 unit English IV
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Math 
3 units required:
1 unit Algebra I
1 unit Geometry
1 unit Algebra II
 
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PLUS
1 additional unit of Math
Science
3 units required: 
1 unit Biology 
1 unit any Physical Science
1 unit of Chemistry or Physics
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O'Gorman Science Requirements

PLUS

1 additional unit of Science

Social Science
3 units required:
1 unit U.S. History
0.5 unit U.S. Government
0.5 unit Geography
0.5 unit World History
0.5 unit Social Science elective
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Fine Arts 1 unit Fine Arts 1 unit Fine Arts 1 unit Fine Arts 1 unit Fine Arts
PE 0.5 unit PE 0.5 unit PE 0.5 unit PE 0.5 unit PE
Health 0.5 unit Health or Health Integration 0.5 unit Health or Health Integration 0.5 unit Health or Health Integration 0.5 unit Health or Health Integration
Finance 0.5 unit Personal Finance or Economics 0.5 unit Personal Finance or Economics 0.5 unit Personal Finance or Economics 0.5 unit Personal Finance or Economics
 
1 unit of either of the following or a combination of the two:
•Approved CTE courses
OR
•Modern or Classical Language (including U.S. Sign Language); units must be in the same language
O'Gorman Requirements
2 units of either of the following or a combination of the two: 
•Approved CTE units from the same career cluster OR
•Capstone Experience units
AND
Attainment of an industry-recognized credential OR National Career Readiness Certificate of Silver or higher
2 units of either of the following or a combination of the two: 
•Approved CTE courses OR
•Modern or Classical Language (including U.S. Sign Language); units must be in the same language
Theology
1 unit Ethics & Relationships
 
1 unit Discipleship 
 
0.5 unit Morality & Justice
 
0.5 unit Sacraments
 
0.5 unit Apologetics or ATS
 
0.5 unit Christian Service or Modern Saints
O'Gorman students who are Catholic are required to take one Theology course per semester. Students of other denominations and faith who enter as freshmen are required to take Ethics & Relationships, in addition to one other credit in Theology. Those entering as sophomores, juniors, or seniors are required to take one credit in Theology.  O'Gorman students who are Catholic are required to take one Theology course per semester. Students of other denominations and faith who enter as freshmen are required to take Ethics & Relationships, in addition to one other credit in Theology. Those entering as sophomores, juniors, or seniors are required to take one credit in Theology.  O'Gorman students who are Catholic are required to take one Theology course per semester. Students of other denominations and faith who enter as freshmen are required to take Ethics & Relationships, in addition to one other credit in Theology. Those entering as sophomores, juniors, or seniors are required to take one credit in Theology. 
Electives        
TOTAL 25 25 25 25