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Graduation Requirements

Graduation Credits for College and Career Readiness

Total Required Graduation Credits: 86

SPPS Graduation Board Policy 510.00

Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) requires 86 total credits to graduate from high school. This change aligns with the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) graduation requirements as well as many Minnesota school districts, and supports the district’s aligned secondary schedules that go into effect in the 2022-23 school year. Review the graduation requirements listed below by graduation year to see the core and elective credits needed for graduation. In addition, recommended elective credits are listed below; students are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities beyond the minimum number of elective credits.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the principal or counselor at your high school.

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Graduation Credit Requirements