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Our Mission is to inspire and prepare all students to realize their potential and enhance our global community.

Program of Studies
for the 2018 - 2019 School Year

Credit Distribution

To graduate from West Hartford Public Schools, a student must satisfactorily earn a minimum of 21.75 units of credit and must have met the credit distribution requirements.  Students must also meet four performance standards: literacy, mathematics, science and technology.  


A. English: 4.0 credits

B. Mathematics: 3.0 credits

C. Science: 2.0 credits

      1 credit in Physical Science

      1 credit in Life Science

D. Arts and/or Career & Technical Education: 1.0 credit

E. Social Studies: 3.0 credits

      1 credit in Modern World History

      1 credit in U.S. History

      .5 credit in American Government

      .5 credit in an elective

F. Physical Education & Health: 1.75 credits

G. Electives*:  7.0 credits

TOTAL: 21.75 credits


*any subjects chosen outside of the basic requirements for graduation


Upon recommendation of the High School Principal and approval of the Superintendent of Schools, a requirement for graduation may be met, in part, on an equivalency basis as indicated in the administrative regulations. It is possible with special approval for a student to complete the graduation requirements at the end of their junior year of high school, or in the middle of their senior year. Students interested in this option should discuss their plans as early as possible with their school counselor and submit the required paperwork for approval.

West Hartford Public Schools

50 South Main St, West Hartford, CT  06107

T: 860-561-6600

F: 860-561-6910

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