Graduation Requirements

The administration and faculty of Incarnate Word Academy have established the curriculum, prerequisites, and policies for graduation from IWA. The following is a list of graduation requirements by department.

English
4.0
Mathematics
3.0*
Science
3.0**
Social Studies
3.0
World Languages
2.0
Physical Education  
                                      Health                                      
1.5
0.5
Theology
4.0
Technology
1.0***
Fine Arts
1.5
Speech Communications
Personal Finance
0.5****
0.5
Guidance
0.5
Electives
3.0
Totals
28
 
*The University of Missouri System requires 4.0 credits of mathematics for admission.
 
**2.0 credits of Lab Science are required.
 
***Students must take Coding their Freshman year.
 
****Personal Finance is a required course and may be taken in the Junior or Senior year.
 
 ****Speech Communication is a required course that Freshmen are automatically enrolled in.
 
Incarnate Word Academy requirements meet Missouri State Requirements for graduation. The state minimum high school graduation requirements comprise 24 units of credit that must be earned prior to graduation.  Local units required for graduation from Incarnate Word Academy include the theology program, for a minimum graduation requirement of twenty-eight units.
 
The minimum number of units of credit that a student must carry is 7 each year.  The maximum number of credits allowed per year is 8.