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FHS to offer 3 Types of Diplomas

posted May 3, 2017, 9:08 AM by mjozokos@sau61.org   [ updated May 3, 2017, 12:57 PM ]

The Farmington High School Leadership Council recommend that beginning with the Class of 2020, Farmington High School will offer three types of diplomas: FHS Diploma, FHS Diploma with Distinction, and FHS Diploma of Individual Achievement. The rationale for making this request is based on changing the Bell Schedule for the 2017-2018 school. Additionally, as a Focus/Priority School, we must increase class time and institute an intervention/enrichment period. FHS must also maintain academic rigor for all students and this will allow us to obtain those objectives. On May 1st, the Farmington School Board voted to adopt this proposal. Below is a breakdown of credits needed in order to obtain a FHS Diploma and Diploma with Distinction.


FHS Diploma – 20.5 credits

4 credits English, 3 credits Math, 2.5 credits Social Science, 2 credits Science, 1 credit Art, .5 credit Information and Communication Technologies, 1 credit P.E., .5 credit Wellness, 6 open electives. This option meets all NH State Requirements.

FHS Diploma with Distinction – 23 credits

4 credits English, 4 credits Math (includes Alg. 1 & 2, Geo. plus 1 additional credit), 3.5 credits Social Science (examples: US History, Government, Geography, Psychology, Business, Marketing), 3 credits Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy/Physiology, Health Science), 2 credits of the same Foreign Language, 1 credit Art, 1 credit Information and Communication Technologies, 1 credit P.E., .5 credit Wellness, 3.5 open electives. Students may choose to explore different concentrations (ie: diploma with distinction in humanities, sciences, or arts) so long as the course work meets similar standards and has administrative approval.

FHS Diploma of Individual Achievement

Diploma based on the individual student needs and IEP requirements.


Members of the Leadership Council include Kathy Tetreault, Tom Rollins, Steve Freeborn, Heidi Green, Kevin Pellerin, Katie Sauer, Dan Chick, Jenna Roy, and Matt Jozokos.