In order for a student to graduate from Franklin High School and receive the state endorsed Franklin Township Board of Education diploma, each student must:

    A. Demonstrate a minimum proficiency required by the state in language arts literacy and mathematics by means of subject specific PARCC assessments, a Substitute Competency Test, or meet the criteria of the NJDOE Portfolio Appeal. Grade specific requirements are documented HERE


    B. Successfully complete a minimum of 120 credits. The course work must include the following course requirements:

    1.                   English:                      20 credits

    2.                   Mathematics:              15 credits, including content equivalent to Algebra I and Geometry

    3.                   Science:                     15 credits, including content equivalent to Biology, and 2 additional laboratory/inquiry-based science courses

    4.                   United States History:  10 credits

    5.                   World History:             5 credits

    6.                   World Languages:        5 credits or pupil demonstration of proficiency

    7.                   Physical Education and Health and Safety:  5 credits for each year of public high school enrollment in New Jersey

    8.                   Visual, Fine, and Performing Arts: 5 credits

    9.                   21st Century Life & Careers or Technical:5 credits

    10.                 Financial, Economic & Business Literacy:2.5 credits

    11.                 Elective Courses:           17.5 credits


    Option II

    Pursuant to N.J.A.C 6A:8-5.1(a)2 New Jersey high school graduation requirements may be met in whole or in part through the completion of a program of study that meets or exceeds the Core Curriculum Content Standards.  The purpose of Option II is to provide students with meaningful and relevant educational experiences beyond the scope of the current school curriculum.  Prior approval is required. A program model may include, but is not limited to, the following:

    ·         Independent Study

    ·         Online Learning

    ·         Community Service/Service-Learning Projects

    ·         Study Abroad and Student Exchange

    ·         College Coursework

    ·         Other structured learning experiences

    The Option II alternative program of study must receive prior approval of the Option II Committee, meet or exceed the standards set forth in the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards, and students must demonstrate satisfactory performance in order for credit to be awarded.

    Participation in Option II programs is completely voluntary and a student may choose to complete graduation requirements through the traditional curriculum offerings, Option II programs, or a combination of the two.  It is understood that students and their parents/guardians will be responsible for any and all costs, transportation, and personal safety of students wishing to participate in Option II programs.