International School for the Arts
Extended Studies Diploma
To be eligible to receive a School District Five Extended Studies Diploma, a student must earn 28 units of credit and perform 10 hours of community service work each year. Students are responsible for annually verifying community service. Verification forms are available in the School Counseling Office and should be submitted annually to the appropriate counselor by May 1st during the 9th, 10th, and 11th grade years, and by February 1st during the senior year. Competitive colleges look for students who have gone above and beyond the minimum requirements. While an Extended Studies Diploma is a local award and does not guarantee college admission, the higher level courses and the extent of commitment required will certainly enhance a student’s profile when applying to college.
EXTENDED STUDIES CREDIT REQUIREMENTSEnglish Language Arts 4Math (including Alg 1, Geometry, Alg 2) 4Science 4U.S. History and Constituition 1Economics 0.5U. S. Government 0.5Elective Social Studies 2World Language (same Language) 3Physical Science or JROTC 1Computer Technology 1CATE or Visual or Performing Art 1Electives 6
Please stop by the School Counseling office to get the community service hours verification form