Courses / Scheduling

Course Scheduling Presentations

Course Selection for the 2024-2025 school year will be done entirely online. To register for courses, you must log onto the Parent Portal following these instructions.​​​​​​​ For grade-level specific instructions, please refer to the appropriate presentations below.


Course Appeal Form

Contract for 8th Course Selection

You may be permitted to take the 8th class instead of lunch. Be advised that the class you select may not run during 5th or 6th period, but the course will replace your lunch option. You may elect to take the class either Pass/Fail or for a letter grade. Only one course may be selected as a Pass/Fail option. ONLY courses that are listed on the contract are eligible to replace lunch.

Graduation Requirements

In order to receive your high school diploma in the state of New Jersey, you must complete a 120 credit program of study that includes mandatory core subjects like English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and World Language. You must also complete three required elective courses. Each Full Year course is worth 5 credits, and each 1-semester course is worth 2.5 credits. The following are the set number of credits per subject area needed to graduate:

  • Language Arts Literacy (English): 20 credits

  • Mathematics: 15 credits

  • Social Studies: 15 credits

  • 5 credits of World History

  • 10 credits of US History

  • Science: 15 credits (must include Biology)

  • World Language: 5 credits

  • Physical Education/Health: 5 credits per year

  • Personal Financial Literacy: 2.5 credits

  • Visual & Performing Arts: 5 credits

  • Career/Technical/Life Skills: 5 credits

In addition to these course requirements, every student must pass a state-approved assessment in Language Arts Literacy and Mathematics before graduation. 

What is Dual Credit?

  • Dual credit programs allow high school students to earn college credit for courses taken while they are in high school. Fair Lawn High School has dual credit partnerships with Bergen Community College, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and Kean University.

  • Benefits of Dual Credit Courses:

    • Taking dual credit courses in high school costs less than taking college-level classes while enrolled in a college or postsecondary technical school.

    • Most dual credit course credits may be transferred to college and universities. To find out if a course counts for a specific college requirement, students are encouraged to directly contact the colleges/universities they are interested in attending.

    • Students can gain college-level academic experience, making their overall transition to post-secondary education much smoother.

    • Studies indicate that if students take dual credit courses in high school, they will have a greater chance of succeeding in college and earning their degree.