In order to graduate, 8th grade students must have a G.P.A. of 2.0/4.0 or higher, and no more than one credit loss. Students with more than one credit loss in eighth grade will not graduate and will not be able to participate in graduation exercises. 8th grade students who take summer school at Universal, or in the local school, and pass all previously failed subjects may enroll in 9th grade the following school year.
High school students must have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.0/4.0, earn 27 credit hours, and perform 25 hours of community service by February of the senior high school year and pass the U.S. Constitution exam in order to graduate from Universal. Transfer students will be assessed based upon their credit evaluation. The following is the breakdown of required credits:
1. English Language 4.0 credits
2. Math: 4.0 credits
(Students who take 3 credits of math must take an additional credit of computers)
3. Science 3.0 credits
4. Social Studies 3.0 credits
(American History and World History are mandatory)
5. Physical Education/Health 2.0 credits
6. Arabic Language/Quran 4.0 credits
7. Islamic Studies 4.0 credits
(One may be Islamic History or Geography)
8. Electives/Senior Project (Optional) 2.0 credits
9. Computers 1.0 credit
27 credits hours
Students entering high school will have 0 credit hours, even though they may have been in an accelerated program. The maximum number of credits that can be earned by a student on school campus in any given year is eight credit hours. Weighted grades are not available for middle school students.