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Graduation Requirements DRAFT WESTLAKE ACADEMY GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 2009-2010 Applies to all incoming 9th graders. Westlake Academy provides an IB curriculum that exceeds the graduation requirements for the State of Texas. In order to graduate from Westlake Academy, students must complete 29 credits in the following areas. Area of Study Number of Credits Classes English 4 English I, Grade 9 English II, Grade 10 English (HL), Grades 11,12 Mathematics 5 Algebra I, Grade 8 Geometry, Grade 9 Algebra II, Grade 10 Choice: IB Math Studies, Grades 11, 12 IB Math SL, Grades 11, 12 Science 5 Biology, Grade 9 Chemistry, Grade 10 Physics, Grade 11 IB Biology (HL), 11, 12 Social Studies 5 World Geography (Humanities), Grade 9 AP World History, Grade 10 IB History of the Americas/World Topics, Grades 11, 12 Economics, Grade 10 or 11 Government, 11 Foreign Language 5 Spanish I, Grade 8 Spanish II, Grade 9 Spanish III, Grade 10 IB Spanish (SL), Grades 11, 12 Health/Speech 1 Health/Speech, Grade 9 Physical Education 1.5 PE, Grade 9 (two semesters) PE, Grade 10 (one semester) Technology 2 Graphics, 9 Webmastering, 10 Fine Arts 1 Choice: Drama and Art, Grades 9-12 Theory of Knowledge 2 TOK, Grade 11 TOK, Grade 12 IB Elective 1 Choice: IB Chemistry (SL), Grades 11,12 IB Art (SL), Grades 11,12 IB Economics (SL), Grade 11,12 Total Credits 29 * Special accommodations can be made for students transferring into Westlake Academy in regard to the grade level a class is taken.