Montana Accreditation Standard - Academic Requirements

Study AreasMiddle School Academic RequirementsJr. High and 7 & 8 School Academic RequirementsHigh School Academic RequirementsGraduation Requirements*ACT Requirements**
English Language ArtsX1 Unit4 Units4 Units4 Years
Social StudiesX1 Unit3 Units2 Units3 Years
MathematicsX1 Unit3 Units2 Units3 Years
ScienceX1 Unit3 Units2 Units3 Years
Health EnhancementX1/2 Unit1 Unit1 Unit (1/2 Per Year) 
Visual ArtsX1/2 Unit2 Units Arts1 Unit Arts 
MusicX1/2 Unit 
Career and Technical EdX1/2 Unit2 Units1 Unit 
World LanguagesX1/2 Unit2 Units  
Exploratory/ElectiveX1/2 Unit2 Units  
* A total of 20 Units are required for graduation: the 13 listed specified by the Montana Accreditation Standards and an additional 7 which may be specified by the local Board of Trustees.
** American College Testing (ACT) defined as core courses for college preparation


Requirements for Length of School Year

LevelsAnnual Hours
Kindergarten (All Year - Half Day)360
Kindergarten (Half Year - Full Day)360
Grades 1 - 3720
Grades 4 - 121080