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Graduating Seniors may earn a subject area specialization seal on their diplomas for completing a sequence of study that is above the credit requirements for the advanced diploma. Acceptability of courses taken at other secondary schools is subject to approval by the Academic Office.

Subject Area Specializations include:

World Languages:
Five credits for college preparatory level study in one foreign language, or, four credits in one language and two in another language, or, three credits in two languages. Credit awards and standardized test scores in the first language of international students are not counted.

Mathematics:
Five credits in college preparatory level math courses. Two of these courses must require completion of Algebra II or equivalent as a prerequisite.

Sciences:
Five credits for college preparatory level science courses requiring laboratory work. A minimum of one physical science and one biological science must be completed.

Social Sciences:
Five credits for college preparatory level social science courses. In the Commonwealth of Virginia, World History I does not count as a college preparatory course. Two of the five credits must be in United States History and United States Government.

Visual and Performing Arts:
Five credits for college preparatory level visual and performing arts.