Your Personal Graduation Plan

Selecting Courses

Our full-time diploma students work with their Guidance Counselor to develop a Personal Graduation Plan. If you have earned high school credits at another school, your Guidance Counselor will enter your transferred credits and provide you with a list of courses you will need to complete in order to graduate.

Write to your Guidance Counselor about the classes you are interested in taking. There is a link to the Course Catalog with course descriptions on your Student Desk.

Your Guidance Counselor schedules you for 3 academic courses at one time. This schedule will allow you to focus and make academic progress. With focus and submitting lesson assignments in each course daily (5 days per week), students have been able to complete a 1 credit course in 3-5 months’ time, and then move on to other courses.

If you feel that you can take more than 3 courses at one time, you will need to write to your Guidance Counselor and submit your request. Your request must be approved by the Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction prior to it being added as an additional course.

Staying On Track to Meet Your Personal Graduation Plan

You are in charge of your education and academic goals. You have access to your courses 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, and 365 days a year. We encourage you to create a daily schedule and list of goals. Students who enroll in their 9th-grade year and want to graduate in four years should work toward completing 5-6 credits per year. Yearly tuition allows you to be able to earn up to 6 credits during an enrollment year.  (Enrollment Year = 12 months from the enrollment date).

Note: Whitmore School does not require students to complete a minimum number of credits per year nor to graduate within a 4-year time-frame. Your Personal Graduation Plan is, well…personal and designed specifically for you, to meet your individual goals. On average, students complete 5.0 – 6.0 credits per enrollment year.

We suggest working a few hours each day (4-5 days per week) on each of your 3 courses. You will write to your Guidance Counselor when you have completed a course and you are ready to add another course from your Personal Graduation Plan.

Below is a guideline of what you should try to submit depending on if your schedule involves doing school work 4 – 5 days per week. Submitting school work less than 2 days per week is NOT recommended. Many students are motivated to complete school and graduate early. This is possible when students are doing school work 6-7 days per week.

Students working in 3 courses 2 to 3 days per week are considered Part-Time Students
Students working in 3 courses 4 to 5 days per week are considered Full-Time Students
1 post a day in 3 courses x 4 days = 12 posts per week
2 posts a day in 3 courses x 4 days = 24 posts per week
1 post a day in 3 courses x 5 days = 15 posts per week
2 posts a day in 3 courses x 5 days = 30 posts per week

Two Diploma tracks available:

Students and parents should review their Personal Graduation Plan frequently. Your Personal Graduation Plan is an evaluation of the courses and credits completed showing the remaining credits needed to graduate from either our General Studies track or College Prep track.

  • Whitmore School students can choose between two different tracks.
  • Students who plan to attend a 4-year college should follow the requirements for our College Prep track.
  • Students who do not plan to attend a 4-year college can choose to complete the requirements for our General Studies track.
General Studies – 18 credits College Prep – 22 credits
  • 4.0 credits of English
  • 2.0 credits of Social Studies
  • 2.0 credits of Science
  • 2.0 credits of Math
  • 0.5 credit of PE
  • 1.0 credit of Fitness or Health
  • 0.5 credit of Fine Arts
  • 6.0 credits of Electives
  • 4.0 credits of English
  • 3.0 credits of Social Studies
  • 3.0 credits of Science
  • 3.0 credits of Math (2 credits above Algebra 1)
  • 0.5 credits of PE
  • 1.0 credit of Fitness or Health
  • 1.0 credit of Fine Arts
  • 2.0 credits of World Languages
  • 4.5 credits of Electives

To keep on track for graduation, students should try to complete 5-6 credits each enrollment year.

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