Mundelein High School Academics

Graduation Requirements

Graduation_1District 120 Graduation Requirements

To graduate from Mundelein High School, students must complete 22 overall academic credits.  Specifics on the number of specific credits is listed on the side.  In addition, there are other graduation requirements set by the Illinois State Board of Education: 

  • The SAT test from College Board is administered during the spring of the student’s junior year. 
  • The Illinois and United States Constitution Exams are administered in the American Government & Politics course.
  • ​4.0 units of approved English
  • 3.0 units of approved Math
  • 2.0 units of approved Science
  • 2.5 units of approved Social Science
  • 4.0 units of approved Health/PE
  • 0.5 units of Personal Finance or Economics
  • *1.0 unit from music, art, foreign language, or vocational education (*class of 2027 and beyond)


Step 1: Plan out your program


  • Review and discuss the Programs of Study with your student.
  • Review graduation requirements and core course sequence.
  • Utilize the Curriculum Guide below to review course options.
  • Align course selection with post-secondary plans.


Step 2: Looking Ahead


  • Use the 4-year plan document to create your academic plan.
  • Students must take their core class requirements each year.
  • Carefully and thoughtfully select elective choices.
  • Using study hall as an elective should be considered based on academic need, strength of schedule and overall student well-being.
Step 3: Meet with Your Counselor
  • Counselors will schedule individual appointments with each student.
-Grade 11 students begin on November 28
-Grade 10 students begin on January 30
-Grade 9 students begin on February 6
  • Students should be prepared to complete their course selection at their meeting.
What to expect:
  • A review of the graduation requirements
  • Course selections
  • Post high school planning

    Contact our School Counseling Department for questions at 847-949-2200