Graduation Requirements

  • Education Requirements - Middle School

    Utah Administrative Code Rules

    R277-700-5
    Middle School Education Requirements

    A. The Board shall establish a Core Curriculum for middle school education.

    B. Students in grades 7-8 shall earn a minimum of 12 units of credit to be properly prepared for instruction in grades 9-12.

    C. Local boards may require additional units of credit.

    D. Grades 7-8 Core Curriculum requirements and units of credit:

    • General Core (10.5 units of credit):
      • a. Language Arts (2.0 units of credit);
      • b. Mathematics (2.0 units of credit);
      • c. Science (2.0 units of credit);
      • d. Social Studies (1.5 units of credit);
      • e. The Arts (1.0 units of credit):
        • i. Visual Arts;
        • ii. Music;
        • iii. Dance;
        • iv. Theatre.
      • f. Physical Education (1.0 units of credit);
      • g. Health Education (0.5 units of credit);
      • h. Career and Technical Education, Life, and Careers (1.0 units of credit);
      • i. Educational Technology (credit optional);
      • j. Library Media (integrated into subject areas).

    E. Board-approved Core Curriculum Criterion-Referenced Test (CRTs) shall be used to assess student mastery of the following:

    • Reading;
    • Language arts;
    • Mathematics; and
    • Science in grades 7 and 8.

    F. Norm-referenced tests shall be given to all middle school students in grade 8.