Students graduating from Gorham High School must have earned a minimum of twenty-two credits and successfully completed the following graduation requirements:
*All students are required to take World History I. Students must earn credit in American Studies and World History II
**The remaining credits may be selected by the student from the Program of Studies based upon interest and needs beyond high school.
The Gorham School Department has established the following Graduation Standards (see below). For each course, teachers have identified which Graduation Standards are assessed; teachers may weight Graduation Standards for their courses depending on the significance of the standard in the course curriculum.
Course assignments are aligned to Graduation Standards, and students earn grades for each Graduation Standard assigned to a course. Grades for each Graduation Standard are averaged together to arrive at a final course grade.
GHS Grading Scale
*Passing is a 73
Skills for Life
In each course, students are assessed in Skills for Life in addition to academic standards. Teachers use the following rubric to assess students:
University of Maine Grade Conversion Chart
GHS Academic Integrity Policy