Hickory Ridge High School's graduation requirements are determined by the State of North Carolina and Cabarrus County Schools. Graduation requirements can vary from one year to the next, so it is important to consult the requirements that were in effect the year you entered high school.
Responsibility for tracking a student's progress through the graduation requirements is a collaborative effort between students, parents/guardians, and school counselors. HRHS school counselors review graduation requirements with students at least twice each year. New enrollees will review the graduation requirements at their enrollment appointment with their school counselors. Consult your school counselor if you have any questions or concerns about the graduation requirements.
Graduation Requirements may not meet Minimum Admission Requirements for some colleges and universities. Be sure to check the Minimum Admission Requirements for the colleges to which you plan to apply. For your convenience, a quick link to the UNC System's Minimum Admission Requirements is available on the right.
Below you will find classroom guidance/assembly information for each grade level. This information is presented at the start of every school year to students in each grade level.
3 Year Graduation Path
Future Ready Core: 27 Credits
English: 4 Credits
Math: 4 Credits
*4th math options for 4-year college admission: Math 4, Honors Pre-Calculus, and AP Statistics
*4th math course for students going to community college, military, or technical/trade school: Honors Microsoft Excel, Drafting I, Horticulture I&II (need both), and CCRG Math
Science: 3 Credits
Social Studies: 4 Credits
Health/PE: 1 Credit
Electives: 11 Credits
Electives are any courses that are not already required core: English, Math, Science, Social Studies, or Health/PE courses. For students who wish to attend a four-year college, you must complete at least 2 World Language credits as two of your electives (ex. Spanish I and Spanish II)