<p>For a college/university prep diploma, here is what is needed:[ul]
[<em>]4 years of English
[</em>]4 years of math including Algebra I (can be done in Middle School), Geometry, Algebra II, and one class beyond that.
[<em>]4 years of science, which must include Biology, a lab, and Earth/Environmental Science
[</em>]3 years of Social Studies: World History, Civics/Economics, and U.S. History
[<em>]2 years in one foreign language
[</em>]Two semesters of P.E. or Dance
[<em>]One semester of life skills and one semester of health.
[</em>]Proficiency on state-made exams in English I, Algebra I, Algebra II, U.S. History, Civics/Economics, Biology, and Earth/Environmental Science
[<em>]Proficiency on a Computer Skills exam given in 8th grade
[</em>]23 credits in all, 19 of which are covered by required courses.[/ul]</p>