Academic Planning

The Guidance Department of Black River High School makes available this handbook as a guide to your high school academic program. You must remember that the recommendations are general. The only true program is one that you have chosen with:

  1. Careful and resourceful consideration
  2. Your future in mind
  3. Counseling and advisement with an eye to employment trends
  4. Post secondary school prerequisites

Parents are encouraged to contact the Guidance Director with any questions or concerns about the course selection process at (802) 875-4742.

Graduation Requirements and

Recommended Program for College

*A total of 27 credits is required for graduation at Black River High School for the Class of 2019.

26 credits will be required for the Class of 2020

25 credits will be required for the Class of 2021

24 credits will be required for the Class of 2022 and on

Students are also required to perform 40 hours of community service and to be certified in CPR/AED (training provided by the school).

In order to progress to the next grade level, students must earn the following number of credits:

For Grade 10: 5 credits

For Grade 11: 12 Credits

For Grade 12: 20 Credits

Specific course requirements for core classes are provided in the Course Description document attached below. Each student can carry a maximum course load of seven (7) credits each year while carrying no fewer than four (4) credits. Seniors who meet the requirements may qualify for senior privileges.

Suggested Sequence of Courses:

As a school, we are committed to providing a quality education for all students through a range of courses that allow all students to meet the graduation requirements. When planning a program for your remaining years at BRHS, you should remember that the courses listed in the Course Descriptions are proposed course offerings and that selected courses are offered only in alternate years.