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High School Graduation Requirements

Students graduating from the Worcester Public Schools with a high school diploma must meet certain requirements that are determined by both the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Worcester Public Schools, and the Worcester School Committee.

The information on this website is also contained in the annual WPS Student Handbook.

State Requirements

Graduation Course Requirements

Massachusetts State College and University Minimum Required Courses for Admission

High school students who have questions about graduation are encouraged to speak with their guidance counselors or any trusted adult at their schools. Visit our College and Career Readiness page for resources.