Graduation Requirements

In order to receive a diploma from JFWA, students must:
1. Earn a minimum of seven credits per year; a total of twenty-eight credits in the following subjects:

  • English - five credits
  • Social studies - four credits, including one in American history and one in economics. *World history is recommended for Kentucky colleges.
  • Science - Four credits, including one in physical science and one from the life sciences
  • Mathematics - Six credits that include Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II
  • Foreign language - Two credits in the same foreign language
  • Wellness - One & one half credits that include ½ credit in Fitness & Conditioning
  • Fine arts - Two credits
  • Electives - Three & one half credits, can include LMU courses

2. Take five classes per semester, or seven credits per year. Students who fail a class and are therefore short on credits may be required to attend summer school in order to have the credits they need to graduate on time.

3. Have a minimum GPA of 2.0 at the end of the eighth semester and a satisfactory attendance and conduct record. JFWA reserves the right to refuse a diploma to any student whose conduct record is not satisfactory or who may poorly represent the institution as a graduate.

4. Pay all tuition and fees paid in full

Seniors who have failed to meet all requirements for graduation by commencement date (including required class credits) or those who have outstanding financial obligations will not be allowed to participate in commencement exercises. Students who fail to meet graduation requirements by the scheduled commencement date will have their diplomas mailed to them when all requirements are satisfied.