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Maryland Mathematics Graduation Requirements

Enrollment Requirements 

A. Students shall enroll in a mathematics class in each year of high school.


Credit Requirements


B. a student who entered the 9th grade class in the 2020—2021 school year or earlier shall have earned a minimum of:

  • three credits, including one with instruction in algebra aligned with the Maryland Comprehensive Assessment for algebra and one with instruction in geometry aligned with the content standards for geometry;

C. students entering the 9th grade class in the 2021—2022 school year shall have earned a minimum of :

  • four credits, including one with instruction in algebra aligned with the Maryland Comprehensive Assessment for algebra and one with instruction in geometry aligned with the content standards for geometry;

Notes:

  • Maryland’s local education agencies may elect to add additional mathematics credit requirements. Refer to the local education agencies website for additional information.

  • To be considered for acceptance to a school in the University System of Maryland (USM) students must have completed 4 years of mathematics, which must include Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. Students who complete Algebra II before their senior year must complete a senior year mathematics course that is intensive in algebra and expands on algebra foundations developed during Algebra II.