• 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.


     (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.