Using a trimester system, students must earn 70 credits to graduate. One credit is earned for each trimester class passed. The requirements for graduation from Watersprings School are as follows:
Bible (12 credits)*
English (12 credits)
Mathematics (12 credits)**
Science (12 credits)
Social Studies (10 credits)
Foreign Language (2 credits)****
Speech (1 credit)
Health (1 credit)
Career Development (1 credit)
Physical Education (2 credits) ****
Electives (4 credits)
Senior Project (1 credit)
Total: 70 credits
*Bible - Bible credits are required for each trimester in attendance at Watersprings School.
** Must be earned in High School. 8th grade credits earned will not satisfy graduation requirements.
*** Two or more years of the same foreign language are strongly recommended and are required for admission to many colleges. Three years are required by some highly competitive colleges.
**** PE - At Watersprings School, students who participate in sports are eligible to earn additional credits. These are reflected on a student's transcript as a participation credit in the appropriate sport. While a student can potentially earn many PE credits for PE classes taken and sports played, only 1 of the required 4 elective credits can be physical education related. The remaining 3 credits must be received for taking non-physical education related classes.
Because of the emphasis on a Christian perspective in learning, and our mission statement of developing the whole person for Christ, students are expected to meet graduation requirements through Watersprings offered or approved courses. Therefore, all classes offered by Watersprings School must be taken on campus unless other arrangements are approved by the administration.
We offer a variety of electives each trimester. Students are given the list of options and a chance to select their top three choices. Preferential distribution is given to the highest grade in order to meet graduation requirements, and then requests are filled from the higher grades down.
Parents are informed of the elective options and given a chance to discuss them with their children. After a student selects their elective and are assigned to a class, only extenuating circumstances will be considered for a change of class. Any changes must occur in the first week of the new trimester.