Courses / Scheduling for Rising 9th Grade Students

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.

9th Grade Course Selection

Elective Offerings for Rising 9th Grade Students

Click to download elective offerings for rising 9th grade students for the 2024-2025 school year. 

Click to download course pre-requisites for the 2024-2025 school year.

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.

Required Coursework for Graduation from Fair Lawn High School

Elective Options to Fulfill Graduation Requirements