A minimum number of units of credit are required for graduation by the Arizona State Board of Education, as listed below. Students must complete a minimum of 22 units/credits in order to receive a high school diploma. There are specific course requirements with the balance of credits to be selected from elective courses.
All students are also required to complete their ECAP* and pass the state-required Civics test with 60% or higher in order to receive a high school diploma.
Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors must take (and seniors are strongly encouraged to take) a full load of 6 classes each year to be best prepared for post-high school options. Please be aware that Marana district-specific course requirements may not be the same as most college entrance course requirements.
It is the responsibility of the student and/or parent to check the number of credits the student has towards graduation. This can be viewed through ParentVUE or by contacting the school's Registrar's office.
*An Education Career Action Plan (ECAP) is a graduation requirement for all students beginning with the Class of 2013. On February, 2008 the Arizona State Board of Education approved the Education and Career Action Plan (ECAP) for all Arizona students grades 9-12 (R7-2-302.05). "Effective for the graduation of 2013, schools shall complete an Arizona Education and Career Action plan for every student in grades 9-12." The MVHS counseling department will work in partnership with our classroom teachers to assist students in developing their ECAP.