Academics/Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements

Class of 2021 and beyond

28 credits in the following areas:

4 credits of English

4 credits of Social Studies

3 credits of Science

3 credits of Math

1 credit of Physical Education

.5 credit of Health

1 credit of Fine Arts

.5 credit of Digital Learning

11 credits of Electives


Students are also required to participate in Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments in Math (Grade 11), Reading (Grade 10) and Science (Grade 10). Students will also have the opportunity to participate in College and Career Readiness Assessments in Grade 10 and Grade 11.

Schedule and Credits

Becker High School operates on a 5 block trimester system. Credits are earned at the end of each trimester. A trimester block class is equal to a .5 credit (or a 1/2 a year of a course). Students can earn up to 7.5 credits per year.

Each trimester class is equivalent to a half of a year of a course (.5 credit = 1/2 year).

Grading Scale

Becker High School follows a 4.0 unweighted grading scale.

Special Programs

We offer college classes in Writing, Literature, Physics, Chemistry, Human Biology, Environmental Science, PreCalculus, World History and Government. Students can also take the AP Calculus AB exam after completing AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC exam after completing AP Calculus BC, the AP Statistics exam after completing AP Statistics and the AP Biology exam after completing AP Biology. We also offer Accelerated English 9 & 10.


ACL - Accelerated ALT - Alternative ALC - Area Learning Center

SS - Summer School HON - Honors TA - Teacher's Aide

VOC - Vocational CIS- Concurrent Enrollment (College in the Schools)