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Graduation Requirements

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Ballou STAY offers many diploma types depending on the student’s first ninth (9th) grade year. This 9th grade year determines the number of Carnegie Unit credits required to receive a high school diploma. Moreover, each program outlines the courses required to fulfill the requirements for the diploma type. 9th Grade beginning:
SY 2007 – present: 24.0 Carnegie Units
1992-2006 23.5   Carnegie Units
1984-1991 20.5   Carnegie Units
1983 and prior 17.5   Carnegie Units