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Graduation Requirements: College Preparatory/Work-Ready Curriculum

TPS Regulation 3315-R-Updated July 2018

All Tulsa Public School students must meet the District’s graduation requirements which may be higher than the state’s graduation plans.

Graduates Beginning with the Class of 2023

English - 4 units English I: Grammar & Comp.
English II: World Literature
English III: American Literature
English IV: British Literature
Social Studies - 3 units U.S. Government 1⁄2 unit,
Oklahoma History, 1⁄2 unit
U.S. History, 1 unit
1 additional social studies unit
Science - 3 units Three units of laboratory science including:
  • A physical science (such as Physical Science, Chemistry, or Physics)
  • Biology I
  • One additional unit above Biology
Mathematics - 3 units earned in high school Algebra I
One additional approved Mathematics unit above Algebra I

Computer Technology - 2 units


World Language - 2 units of the same language

Two units approved Computer Technology
Two units of the same World Language
Additional unit - 1 unit One additional course from any of the
subjects listed above
Fine Arts - 1 unit One unit of approved fine arts
Physical Education - 1 unit Physical Education or Athletics or JROTC or Marching Band or Health
Additional Unit - 1 unit One additional unit is required in one of the following areas: English, Social Studies, Science, Math, Computer Technology, or World Language. This course must be approved to meet college admission requirements.
Electives - 6 units Five units of courses which receive elective credit or additional courses from above categories
Total units required for graduation 23 units
Additional requirements for graduation In order to graduate from an Oklahoma high school, all students:
  • must earn 23 units and take state or federal assessments as specified by district policy
  • and demonstrate proficiency on all fourteen (14) modules included in the state mandated Personal Financial Literacy curriculum during grades 9-12
  • and receive training in CPR.
  • and complete all components of the 4-year ICAP plan.

All students must take all state assessments required by the State Board of Education in order to graduate.

Alternatively, these students must take any nationally recognized high school test the District elects to use instead of the state assessments as authorized by federal law. The requirement to take the assessments in order to graduate is subject to all exemptions, conditions, and accommodations authorized by state or federal law.

Some high schools may have additional requirements to graduate.



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