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Diploma Requirements

Accreditation:  Our school is recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education.

Please read carefully: 
  • Fulfilling Conduct Expectations, including adhering the uniform and tznius standards, and derech eretz. 

  • LGHS reserves the right to withhold a diploma if the student has shown behaviors inconsistent with the values of the LGHS community.

  • Overall Grade Point Average (GPA).

  • For Standard Diploma- 75% GPA

  • For Honors Diploma- 90%

  • For Individualized Diploma-75% (In certain cases, the administration of LGHS may design an individualized program to meet a student’s specific academic needs. Students earn an individualized diploma when 5 or more classes are modified throughout their 4 years of high school. They need to have earned a grade point average of at least 75% of her specific requirements at the time of graduation.)


Students are required to pass the following classes and requirements with at least an average of 60% by the end of each year:

  • Shemiras Hazman (no makeup work)

  • Independent Study

  • Chumash

  • Tanya

  • Halacha

  • All gemers

  • Ivrit

  • English

  • Math

  • Science

  • A total of 3 years of History (and both State and Federal Constitution tests)

  • Gym

  • Fine Arts

  • CPR


Any student who has less than 75% GPA at the time of graduation is not eligible to receive a LGHS Diploma. She will be eligible to receive a “Certificate of Attendance” as long as her attendance record and participation in class warrant it.

How GPA is calculated:


  1. The grades earned in a class are weighted the number of times per week the corresponding subject is taught. (E.g. since Chumash class meets five times per week the Chumash grade is weighted five times, English meets three times a week, it is weighted three times.) All grades are averaged; that number becomes the student’s GPA for that trimester.

  2. At the end of the year, the GPA of each trimester is averaged together, and that becomes the student’s GPA for the year. 

  3. Each year, the GPA is recalculated to come up with a cumulative GPA.

  4. At the time of graduation, the GPA must be a 75% or higher to earn a diploma.

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