Graduation Requirements

To graduate from Elmwood Park High School, students must:

► Earn a minimum of 26 credits, with all subject matter requirements met.
► Pass a required exam on the foundational documents of U.S. and Illinois government.
► Complete an approved assessment of college and career readiness.

These requirements are explained in greater detail directly below. Click the section(s) you would like to learn more about. See also the 2020-21 Program of Studies, which is available here.

To help students meet their credit requirements, our counselors, teachers and administrators have put together guidelines for students to follow when selecting courses. These four-year course plan guidelines can be found here.

Please note that for grading purposes EPHS uses a system that applies different weights to AP, honors and regular courses. To learn more about our grading system, please click here.

Other Information Related to Graduation

In addition to the requirements noted above, students and parents should be aware of the following information concerning EPHS courses, credits, promotion and graduation procedures.