• South Dakota High School Graduation Requirements

     
    Students must earn 22 credits, total, to graduate from Lyman High School.  The following must completed:
     
    (1.) Four units of Language Arts (English 1, English II/Speech, English III, English IV) – must include:

    a. Writing – 1.5 units
    b. Literature – 1.5 units
    (must include .5 unit of American Literature)
    c. Speech or Debate – .5 unit

    d. Language Arts elective – .5 unit
     

    (2.) Three units of Mathematics – must include:
    a. Algebra I – 1 unit
    b. *Algebra II – 1 unit

    c. *Geometry – 1 unit
     

    (3.) Three units of Lab Science – must include:

    a. Physical Science – 1 unit
    b. Biology – 1 unit
    c. *Chemistry or Physics – 1 unit
     

    (4.) Three units of Social Studies – must include:
    a. U.S. History – 1 unit
    b. U.S. Government – .5 unit
    c. World History – .5 unit

    d. Geography – .5 unit
     

    (5.) ~One unit of the following-any combination:
    a. Approved Career & Technical Education
    b. Capstone Experience or Service Learning

    c. World Language
     
    (6.) One unit of Fine Arts
     
    (7.) One-half unit of Personal Finance
     
    (8.) One-half unit of Physical Education
     

    (9.) One-half unit of Health

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