Upper School Graduation Requirements

The State Board of Education and Independent Schools of the Southwest accredit Menaul School. Graduation requirements meet or exceed those of these agencies. The special focus of the school prescribes additional requirements. 24.5 Credits are required for graduation. *effective 2016-2017 School Year 

The administrative team at Menaul School recently approved the following revised graduation requirements:

REQUIRED CREDITS:

SUBJECT NOTES REQUIRED
CREDITS
English  One credit per year required.  4.0
Math & Science (STEM)  Students are required to take four years of math beginning with Algebra I. Students must take Biology and Chemistry. After they complete those classes they may choose Advanced Biology, Advanced Chemistry, Environmental Science, or Physics.  7.0*
Social Studies  Students take World History in 9th grade. The Americas in the 10th grade, United States History in the 11th grade, and Government and Economics as seniors.
Every year we will also offer a Social Studies elective to juniors and seniors.
 3.5
Physical Education  Two semesters of P.E. are required.  2.0
Fine Arts  Two years of Performing Arts are required.
Beyond that students may take Visual or Performing Arts.
 2.0
Modern Languages  Credits must be taken in consecutive years.  2.0
Religion and Philosophy  One semester per year is required.  2.0
Electives  A variety of elective classes are available  1.5
Capstone Project  Students work on a project of their own design throughout their senior year and make a formal presentation of their work to the Menaul community in May before graduation.  0.5
 TOTAL 24.5

Revisions were made to give students more flexibility in their schedules, allowing for:

  1. Dual credit work at CNM or UNM
  2. Off-campus internships or research programs
  3. Opportunities to make up lost credits
  4. Work/Study possibilities
  5. Free periods to be used for study hall