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Graduation Requirements | Course Catalogue | Pre-Requisites | Course Selection


In order to receive your high school diploma in the state of New Jersey, you must complete a 120 credit program of study that includes mandatory core subjects like English, mathematics, science, social studies and world language. You must also complete three required elective courses. Each Full Year course is worth 5 credits, and each 1 semester course is worth 2.5 credits. The following are the set number of credits per subject area needed to graduate:

  • Language Arts Literacy (English): 20 credits
  • Mathematics: 15 credits
  • Social Studies: 15 credits
    • 5 credits of World History
    • 10 credits of US History
  • Science: 15 credits (must include Biology)
  • World Language: 5 credits
  • Physical Education/Health: 5 credits per year
  • Personal Financial Literacy: 2.5 credits
  • Visual & Performing Arts: 5 credits
  • Career/Technical/Life Skills: 5 credits

In addition to these course requirements, every student must pass a state approved assessment in Language Arts Literacy and Mathematics before graduation. Approved assessments for the graduating classes of 2016-2019 include the PARCC, PSAT, SAT, ACT and Accuplacer. 

Required Coursework for Graduation from Fair Lawn High School

Elective Options to Fulfill Graduation Requirements


Click to download course pre-requisites for the 2017-2018 school year.

Course Scheduling Presentations

Course Selection 2016-2017 grade 9 (for upcoming grade 10)

Course Selection 2016-2017 grade 10 (for upcoming grade 11)

Course Selection 2016-2017 grade 11 (for upcoming grade 12)


Directions to FLHS

Fair Lawn High School

14-00 Berdan Ave.     GOOGLE MAPS

Fair Lawn, NJ 07410