Riverdale High School

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Graduation Requirements


To receive a regular high school diploma, all students must:

 1. Take the ACT or SAT in the 11th grade

 2. Complete a United States civics test


Graduation Requirements - CLICK HERE


Graduating with Honors

Students who graduate with honors must score at or above ALL of the subject area readiness benchmarks on the ACT or equivalent score on the SAT. 

  • English: 18
  • Math: 22
  • Reading: 22
  • Science: 23
Graduating with Distinction

Students must have a 3.0 GPA and meet one of the following criteria:

  • earn a nationally recognized industry certification
  • participate in Governor's School
  • participate in All State
  • National Merit Semifinalist or Finalist
  • 31 or higher on ACT
  • 3 or higher on 2 AP exams
  • IB Diploma Program completer
  • 12 or more college credit hours


2017-2018 Rutherford County Schools Graduation Dates - CLICK HERE