NORTH ALLEGHENY REQUIREMENTS
The North Allegheny School District Program of Studies for grades 9-12 outlines the scheduling process, provides background information related to academic issues, and describes the specific courses available for students. The depth and breadth of course offerings available at the North Allegheny School District contribute to its recognition as one of the top public school districts in both Pennsylvania and the United States. Students have the opportunity to both explore a variety of subject matter and/or gain in-depth knowledge of a particular strand by completing a majority of courses with a particular department.
Students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this rich Program of Studies by scheduling at least 7.0 credits (9th-12th grade) each year. With eight instructional periods available at the high school level, students should be able to far exceed the minimum credits required through this policy. The selection of a broad spectrum of courses will help students deepen their knowledge and better determine areas of interest for the future.
- The English credits also includes the culminating project as detailed in the North Allegheny School District Strategic Plan.
* S.T.E.M. refers to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The Program of Studies outlines specific courses that meet the S.T.E.M. designation.
Students are required to demonstrate post-secondary preparedness through one of five pathways that illustrate college, career, and community readiness. Visit our Pathways to Graduation website to understand the ways for students to successfully navigate the graduation requirements set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.