Twenty-eight credits are required for graduation from East Mountain High School. A single credit is awarded for completing each course in most cases. East Mountain uses a 4 x 4 block schedule that is similar to the schedule used by most colleges and universities. This means that a student can complete an entire course during either the fall term or the spring term.
The 28 credits include the following:
Grade 9: 1 credit = English 9
Grade 10: 1 credit = English 10
Grade 11: 1 credit = English 11
Grade 12: 2 credits = English 12 Seminar
Social Sciences (4)
Grade 9: ½ credit = Early World History/Geography and ½ credit New Mexico History
Grade 10: 1 credit = Modern World History/Geography
Grade 11: 1 credit = US History/Geography
Grade 12: ½ credit = Government and ½ credit = Economics
One credit must include Algebra 2
1 credit = Physical Science
1 credit = Biology
2 credits = Environmental Science Honors
Fine Arts (1)
Physical Education (1)
Foreign Languages (2)
2 credits must be in the same language.
1.5 credits satisfied by required Discovery Projects
Timberwolf Diploma of Excellence (2)
2 credits in one additional subject area fulfills the Timberwolf Diploma of Excellence requirement
Honors courses are offered in mathematics (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus and Calculus), English and Environmental Science. Honors courses are weighted with one additional GPA point for final grades of 80% and above.