Graduation Requirements

  • The graduation requirements for Minnesota and Maple River High School are provided through the links below. (Note: Both the Minnesota Graduation Requirements AND the Maple River High School Graduation Requirements need to be fulfilled before any student receives their Diploma.)  Additionally, our high school course catalog is included in its entirety.  Please contact our high school if there are specific questions regarding the information on this page. 


    Minnesota Graduation Requirements

    In Minnesota, students are required to complete two kinds of requirements by the time they graduate. Students must:
    • Satisfactorily complete all state academic standards or local academic standards where state standards do not apply.
    • Satisfactorily complete the state course credit requirements under Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.024.
    Course Credits
    Students complete the academic standards by taking a core course of study that equips them with the knowledge and skills they need for success in postsecondary education, highly skilled work, and civic life. In order to graduate, your child’s high school coursework must include at least the minimum state course credit requirements. A course credit is equivalent to a student successfully completing an academic year of study or mastering the subject matter, as determined by the local school district. Students must complete a minimum of 21.5 course credits as follows:

       4 credits of language arts

       3 credits of mathematics, including algebra, geometry, statistics and probability sufficient to satisfy the standards. Students in the graduating class of 2015 and beyond must complete an algebra II credit or its equivalent as part of the 3-credit requirement. In addition to the high school credits, students in the graduating class of 2015 and beyond must also complete an algebra credit by the end of eighth grade.

       3 credits of science
    , including a biology credit. In addition, students in the graduating class of 2015 and beyond must complete a chemistry, physics, or Career and Technical Education (CTE) credit as part of the 3-credit requirement. (The CTE credit must meet the standards underlying the chemistry or physics credit.)

       3½ credits of social studies, including U.S. history, geography, government and citizenship, world history and economics.

       1 credit in the arts

       7 elective credits

    An agriculture course may fulfill a general science credit requirement. A CTE course may fulfill a general science, mathematics, or arts credit requirement. School districts may require additional course credits or other requirements for graduation beyond the minimum required by the state.

    Graduation Rates
    Explore Maple River School District and State of Minnesota Data through Minnesota SLEDS.
    Parent/Guardian Guide to Statewide Testing (Minnesota Department of Education)
    Test Preparation Suggestions for Teachers and Parents (Minnesota Department of Education)
    Frequently Asked Questions Why Test Results Matter (Minnesota Department of Education)

    Maple River High School Graduation Requirements


  • Maple River High School Course Catalog


Special Programs

  • Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program

  • Concurrent Enrollment Program

  • Online Supplementary Coursework

  • Credit Recovery Coursework

  • Non-discrimination Notice: The Maple River School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following people are designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Dan Anderson, (507) 524-3918, ext. 4223, 801 Central Ave. S., Mapleton, MN 56065 or Amy Anderson, (507) 524-3918, ext. 4280, 801 Central Ave. S., Mapleton, MN 56065.