Posted by ICON School on Dec 13, 2018 11:18:43 AM

Girl with high school diploma from online school

At ICON, we understand the various reasons our students choose our program. While many students enroll for the flexibility that comes with online schooling, others enroll due to the fact that ICON has created an alternative graduation program that allows students to get a jump start on their post-high school goals at the pace that's right for them.

The ICON Difference 

Each high school has their own specific graduation requirements. ICON encourages our students to focus on what's most important by requiring each student to complete what the Idaho Department of Education requires in order to graduate.

Idaho and ICON graduation requirements:

  • 9 Language Arts credits
  • 6 Math credits (including Algebra 1 and Geometry standards)
  • 6 Science credits (4 of which must include lab courses)
  • 5 Social Studies credits (US History, American Government and Economics)
  • 2 Humanities credits (Interdisciplinary Humanities, Fine Arts or Foreign Language)
  • 1 Health credit 
  • 1 Physical Education credit (of which cannot be project-based)
  • 16 Electives 
  • Complete a senior project (a written or oral presentation)
  • Take the ACT or SAT by the end of 11th grade

For more detailed information on these graduation requirements, visit the Idaho State Department of Education or download our ICON graduation requirements list.

We believe it's your choice, your terms, your life!

Every Idaho student is unique. ICON allows students to focus on course work that gets them closer to their goals and on a timeline that's right for them. 

One reason a student might choose ICON is they are ready to start their chosen career and wants to focus on the coursework that will get them there at a quicker pace. While most high schools offer a handful of Advanced Placement courses, a number of students have chosen careers that take many years of studying and training and are eager to get started. There are also the students who know that, once they graduate high school, they can enter a trade school and be on their way to earning a paycheck and gaining financial independence. 

Not all students have decided on their future, and those are the students who would benefit from having additional time to make that decision. Internships, volunteering, job shadowing, and more are becoming more common in the decision making process. And by planning their school day on their own terms, these students have the time needed to participate in opportunities that will help them get a better idea of industries that peak their interest. 

At ICON, you have the option to stress less about the extras and focus more on the opportunities that set up your future. 

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