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Graduation Requirements

A minimum of 41 credits are required to graduate from all Portland Public Schools. Each semester course is worth two credits. Students may enroll in a maximum of four two-credit courses each semester and earn a maximum of 16 credits per year within the regular curriculum

The minimum 41 credits should distributed as follows:


8 Credits (4 Years)

Social Studies

6 Credits (3 Years)

Fine Arts

2 Credits (1 Years)


1 Credit (1 Semester)


6 Credits (3 Years)


6 Credits (3 Years)

Physical Education

2 Credits (1 Years)


10 Credits

Capstone Project

Every senior must complete an independent capstone project within Senior
Humanities in which students explore the intersection of
a personal passion and a need in the world.