Affirmative Curricular Action

    The Masconomet Regional School District complies with and actively supports the intent of Title IX, Chapter 622, Section 504.  In accordance with this legislation, Masconomet encourages all students, regardless of their sex, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, or physical handicap, to select any of the courses or programs described in the Program of Studies.

    Graduation Requirements


    The following are the MINIMUM requirements for a Masconomet Diploma.

    1. CREDITS – 110 credits to be earned
    2. COURSES to be included in the requirement




    20 credits

    Social Studies

    15 credits


    15 credits


    (At least one year of a life science and one year of a physical science; biology is a graduation requirement)


    15 credits

    Foreign Language 

    (in same language)


    10 credits

    Comprehensive  Health

    2.5 credits

    Physical Education

    (2 of these must be earned by taking PE classes)

    4 Credits

    Community Service (10 hours per year)

    40 hours


    1. All students must carry a course load of seven full-year courses, or the equivalent, as part of the Time on Learning regulations. Some students may be enrolled in one Directed Study.

    2. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts mandates that every student meet the competency determination defined below in order to be eligible for a diploma from a public high school.  Students must score at least 220 on the MCAS tests in English Language Arts, Mathematics and on one of the MCAS Science tests.  In addition, students who score below 240 on the grade 10 MCAS English language Arts and/or Mathematics tests must be placed on an Educational Proficiency Plan (EPP).  In order to successfully fulfill the EPP’s requirements for graduation, students will have to continue to take and pass English and/or Mathematics classes during both junior and senior years.  The plan will be developed by the student and the appropriate department chair(s) in the fall of junior year.  Student progress will be reviewed at annual meetings in the spring of both junior and senior years.  This requirement is fulfilled when the student passes each course as well as the mid year and end of the year exams in each course.  
  • Differentiated Diplomas

    In an effort to recognize excellence and to more accurately describe each student's status upon completion of his or her high school experience, Masconomet will differentially award diplomas based on the following criteria:
    • Completion of all required courses
    • Completion of 110 credits plus community service hours

    Honors' Diploma

    For a Diploma with Honors: All the requirements for the Diploma described in "A" and a Grade Point Average of 4.500 (Cumulative Grade Point Average at the end of the third quarter of the senior year). For a Diploma with High Honors: All the requirements for the Diploma described in "A" and a Grade Point Average of 4.700. G.P.A. for early graduates is cumulative through their last semester of attendance.

    Global Competency Diploma
    Courses listed under the "Global" pathway can be used to qualify for the diploma. (Refer to the Masconomet High School website for more information)