To earn a diploma from EHS, students must earn 23 credits and meet the following requirements:
|Foreign Languages||2 or 3|
|Mathematics||3 or 3 ½|
|Physical Education||2 or 3|
Four credits are required in English. Students must be enrolled in English every year at Episcopal and must pass grammar competency tests in English 1, 2, and 3. Either an Honors or Advanced English course is offered for levels 2 through 4.
A minimum of three credits is required in mathematics including successful completion of trigonometry, either as part of the full-year Algebra 2 with Trigonometry course or in a one-semester course (Algebra 3 with Trigonometry). A junior is required to take a full year of math, and EHS strongly encourages students to take mathematics every semester they are enrolled.
Students must complete two full years of social studies, which must include U.S. History and Global History 2.
Modern and Classical Languages
Students are required to study one language for three years and successfully complete at least the second level in that language. Students who have completed level two of a language in two years of study are required to pass the third level. The final credit in that language must be earned at Episcopal. Students who complete this requirement in their junior year are strongly urged to take the next level of that language.
Students are required to earn two credits in laboratory science, the last of which must be earned at EHS. Episcopal encourages students to take more than two credits, as many colleges prefer students to have three or four science credits.
The Arts Department has a one-credit requirement for all students entering in the 9th grade. Entering 10th and 11th graders must earn one-half credit. All 9th graders, except those taking choir, orchestra, acting, or survey of dance, must take Introduction to the Arts. Another one-half credit in the performing or applied visual arts is required for graduation. Artistically talented 9th graders may take an additional arts course in their first year.
Entering 9th and 10th graders must take Biblical Theology (one-half credit) by the end of their 10th grade year. During the 12th grade year, seniors select a semester elective (one-half credit) offered by the Theology Department to complete the full credit required. Exceptions may be given for students taking six yearlong academic courses and orchestra or choir. Biblical Theology may then be “bumped” to the 11th grade or first semester of the 12th grade. As seniors, those students may also take one of the following courses for theology credit: Ethics and Aesthetics, Southern Literature and Ethics, or Greek.
Technology 101 is a non-credit course that all new students must take during the first semester of their first year at EHS.
Students must earn two physical education credits. One-third credit is granted for a successful season of participation in a school-sponsored athletic offering. Each year there are three seasons (fall, winter, and spring). Ninth graders are encouraged to participate in athletics all three seasons.
Health and Wellness
Entering 9th and 10th graders must take Health and Wellness during the 10th grade. It is a half-year, noncredit, pass/fail course that meets twice a week.