Graduation Requirements

A Minnetonka diploma is a symbol of academic excellence and personal achievement of the highest order.
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Graduation Requirements

To receive a Minnetonka High School diploma, students must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Pass Minnesota state tests in reading, math and writing
  • Complete the following required course credits (0.5 credits = one semester)
Social Studies3.5

Three credits must follow the 9th through 11th grade sequence; 0.5 credits must be in either the 12th grade Global Studies/Economics G course, or an elective AP/IB course. Psychology G or Sociology G may be taken in addition to 3.5, but will not fulfill the graduation requirements for Social Studies.


Students must complete Higher Algebra, an equivalent, or higher level, as part of the three-credit requirement.


One credit must be a biology credit, and one credit must be earned in Chemistry or Physics.


Health Education is embedded into the educational program throughout our students' four years. Successful completion of the entire four-year health program is required for graduation. (Students do not register for Health; all students are automatically enrolled.)

Physical Education1.0

Students with a full course load all four years may be exempt from 0.5 credit of Physical Education.

Total Credits Required22.5

Please see the Skipper Log Course Catalog for additional detail.


MHS Counseling Appointments

Phil Trout
College Counselor