Diploma Requirements

In keeping with guidelines of the Tennessee Department of Education and AdvancED, Jackson Christian offers two academic diplomas in the university track which meet or exceed state requirements.  

 

Requirements for earning these diplomas are as follows:

Liberal Arts Diploma - denotes the university track course of study with no GPA requirements.
   4  units of English
   3  units of Social Studies (World Geography or History; American History; Economics/Government)
   4  units of Mathematics
   3  units of Science  (Note: Beginning with the class of 2020, 4 units of Science will be required.)
   2  units of Foreign Language (same language)
   1  unit of Fine Arts (visual or performing)
   4  units of Bible  Note: all students must pass Bible each semester enrolled at JCS.
   1/2 unit of "Wellness" (PE/Health/Wellness)(Note: Beginning with the class of 2022, 1 unit of Wellness will be required.)
   1/2 unit of an elective
   Total 22 units required for graduation with honors diploma.

Honors Diploma (designated by a special seal on the diploma) denotes the university track course of study with a GPA requirement of 90%.  To qualify for this diploma, students must have successfully completed seven(7) Honors courses. A student completing the Honors Diploma requirements with at least a 94% GPA will generally qualify for the National Honor Society.  That seal, indicative of graduating with high honors, will be affixed to the diploma.
   4  units of English
   3  units of Social Studies 
   4  units of Mathematics
   3  units of Science Note: (Note: Beginning with the class of 2020, 4 units of Science will be required.)
   2  units of Foreign Language (same language)
   1  unit of Fine Arts (visual or performing)
   4  units of Bible (same as for regular diploma)
   1/2 unit of "Wellness" (PE/Health/Wellness)
   1/2 unit of an elective
   Total 22 units required for graduation with honors diploma.
 

All students will be required to take the ACT or SAT and file their scores with the school counselors office at JCS prior to being awarded either diploma.