Springdale High School - Academics


Since 1940, Springdale has been accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED. In 2005, Springdale was one of 18 schools awarded the Gold Implementation Award by the Arkansas Board of Education.

Springdale students must complete 24 credit hours for a diploma:

  • 4 credit hours = English
  • 4 credit hours = Mathematics
  • 3 credit hours = Social Studies
  • 3 credit hours = Science
  • 1/2 credit hour = Oral Communications
  • 1/2 credit hour = Health Education
  • 1/2 credit hour = Physical Education
  • 1/2 credit hour = Fine Arts
  • 8 credit hours = Electives

Additional requirements are necessary for students in the IB Diploma Programme offered at the school. Since April 2005, SHS is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School (considered to be one of the most prestigious programs in the world).

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