Notes

  • A minimum of 24 credits are required for graduation from FCHS.  

    Eight semesters are recommended for completion of this requirement.  

    * Physical Education: The physical education requirement may be met by participating in marching band in grade 9-12.  In grades 11-12, the requirement may be waived by participation on an athletics team or if a course required for college admission is needed.  Waiver forms are available in the guidance office and must be completed during the course registration process.


  • ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS TO ILLINOIS COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

     (Junior Colleges such as SWIC are not included in this category)

     The Board of Higher Education has established state-wide minimum admission standards for public colleges and universities in Illinois.  The following high school subjects will be required of all freshman and junior college transfers entering any public 4 year college or university:

         4 years of English (emphasizing written and oral communications and literature)

         3 years of Social Studies (emphasizing History and Government)

         3 years of Mathematics (Algebra 1, Algebra 2, & Geometry)

         3 years of Science (Laboratory Sciences)

         2 years of Foreign language (must be the same language, i.e. Spanish 1 & 2), music, Fine Arts,

           or selected Vocational Education courses

    As many college departments differ in their specific requirements for admission to a specific program, it is important that the student consult the appropriate department to determine any admission requirement for that program and for advise regarding recommended high school courses.