Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate from Bolivar High School, students must meet all of the Bolivar R-1 School District and the Missouri State Board of Education requirements.  In addition to earning the required 27 credits and passing specific required classes, graduates must pass both the U.S. and Missouri Constitution tests.  Students may waive one graduation credit for each full year of Ozarks Technical Career Center attendance.  Specific requirements are as follows:

Credits Required 
Subject Requirements Bolivar High School Core Curriculum/College Prep University MO
 Communication Arts
English I; English II; and Ess. of 
English, American Lit., or British Lit.
 4  4  4
 Mathematics  3 4
Algebra I and higher
Algebra I and higher
 Science 3 3
At least one lab class
 Social Studies
Am. History, Am. Government
 3 3 3
 Fine Arts  1 1 1
 Physical Education  1 1 1
 Practical Arts  1 1 0
 Health  .5 .5 0
 Personal Finance .5 .5 0
 General Electives  10 4 0
Foreign Language and/or Additional Core Electives 0 3
2 Foreign Language 
strongly recommended
 2 Foreign Language and 1 additional core elective

Seniors must have completed ALL graduation requirements to participate in the graduation ceremony and related activities.  All course grades must be recorded in the counselor's office prior to the graduation ceremony.  If a student would like to be considered for early graduation, they must have a contract and approved career plan on file with the counseling office no later than 30 days after the first day of the semester in which they wish to graduate.

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