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High School Graduation Requirements

Updated with information for the 2024-25 school year.

Valley High School and Walnut Creek Campus

West Des Moines Community Schools issues two types of diplomas: Traditional forty-eight (48) credit diploma and a Core thirty-six (36) credit diploma. Students interested in learning more about the Core diploma should contact their counselor.

Honors and Scholars diplomas shall be awarded to the graduating class upon completion of the 48-credit diploma, including four (4) credits from physical education (Board Policy 505.06). One credit of physical education will be taken each year of high school. This must include all required subjects.

Diploma requests not covered by the above policy shall be submitted to the administration and Board of Directors for consideration. All courses count toward the calculation of student GPAs.

Graduation Requirements

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