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Credit Requirements

A student must meet the minimum credit requirements outlined below to qualify for graduation from HPA. Credit is awarded for successful completion of required outlined course expectations. If a student does not fulfill the course credit requirement at time of graduation, a certificate will be issued in place of a diploma.

Students are strongly encouraged to explore as many disciplines and offerings as possible. Once department requirements have been satisfied, students are urged to enroll in advanced courses according to their interest. More selective colleges admit candidates who have challenged themselves throughout high school.

DEPARTMENT

CREDITS

REQUIRED COURSES/OTHER

English

4.0

Enrolled in English all eight semesters

Math

3.0

Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II Trig, and math through the junior year

Modern Language

3.0

Students must achieve third year competency in a single language and take three language classes at the high school level.

(Class of 2020 and older are required to achieve third year competency and may include middle school credits in their requirement.)

Science

3.0

Biology, Chemistry, or Physics + 1.0 credit

(up to c/o 2013: Foundation Science, Biology, + 1.0 credit)

Social Studies

3.0

Freshman Foundations/Hawaiian History, World History, U.S. History, + 0.5 credit

(Freshman Foundations/Hawai'ian History accounts for 0.5 social studies credits and 0.5 elective credits)

Fine Arts

2.5

1 Credit from Fundamentals of the Arts, 1.5 Credits from intermediate or higher level Fine Arts courses.

Electives

2.5

To be chosen from any department beyond the requirements outlined above.

TOTAL

21

All juniors & seniors must be enrolled in at least five (5) classes each semester.

All freshmen & sophomores must be enrolled in six (6) classes each semester.

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