The awarding of a Hampden Academy diploma by this district shall be based on a high standard of academic achievement. Although individual students and their parents may pursue special interests by making certain course selections, a core of knowledge is considered essential for the purpose of attaining a comprehensive education. This core of knowledge will be incorporated in the basic requirements for graduation from Hampden Academy.

Class of 2018-2019:

4 credits of English 1 credit of physical education
3 credits of math .5 credit of health
2 credits of science 6 credits of electives
3 credits of social studies .5 credit of family life
1 credit of fine arts Computer proficiency
1 credit Academic Advisory

(minimum) 22 credits * - Total credits for graduation.

Class of 2020-2021:

In addition to the credits listed above students who graduate January 1, 2020 or later will also be required to demonstrate proficiency in each of the priority standards identified in the 4 core subjects (ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies) as well as the "Guiding Principles"(also known as 21st Century Learning Expectations) and an additional subject of the student's choice. The eight content areas are:

Career and Education Development
English Language Arts
Modern and Classical Languages
Science and Technology
Social Studies
Visual and Performing Arts