To receive a DCPS diploma, students who enroll in 9th grade for the first time in School Year 2007-2008 and thereafter must earn 24.0 credits (or Carnegie Units) as follows:
|Health and Physical Education||1.5 credits|
(including Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II)
(including 3 lab sciences)
(including World History I and II, DC History, US Government, US History)
*Entering 9th grade SY 2012-13
Students must also earn 100 hours of Community Service.
The Duke Ellington Arts Diploma requires a minimum of 10 credit hours in a specific arts discipline if you enroll as a 9th grader and 7 credit hours if you enter as a 10th grader. Please see your Department Handbook for specific details.