Graduation Requirements

High School graduates dressed in their gowns throw their hats up in the air

Each student is expected to spend the full four years in high school. Attending summer school or carrying more than a normal load during the regular school year should be regarded as an enrichment of the student’s education, rather than an accelerated program.

Class standing will be based on the total number of credits successfully achieved.

To be eligible for:

  • Sophomore activities, a student must have completed 50 credits
  • Junior activities, a student must have completed 100 credits
  • Senior activities, a student must have completed 155 credits

A senior will not be awarded a diploma and may not participate in the graduation ceremony until he/she has completed all requirements and accumulated the total credits necessary. All financial obligations, including a graduation fee, must be met before the student can participate in commencement exercises.

Students are expected to be at VCHS with a full 7 period course load, unless participating in a technical program or college program in the senior year. Seniors meeting graduation requirements may be permitted to have an unscheduled first or last period. They must, however, leave campus or be in supervised areas during this unscheduled time.


High School graduates pose together after graduation