Counselor’s Corner

Your high school years set the stage for the years to come, and a great set up requires careful planning. Whatever you want to do, learn, or be, let our school counselors be your go-to resource for everything from high school course selection to scholarship searching and all the steps in between.

Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate from an Elko County high school, students must take the ACT exam and earn 23 course credits by successfully completing the following:

  • 4 units of English
  • 3 units of Math
  • 3 units of Science
  • 3 units of Social Studies
  • ½ unit of Health
  • ½ unit of Computers
  • 2 units of Physical Education
  • 1 unit of Humanities/Occupational Courses
  • 6 units of Elective Courses

Diploma Options

Students who earn an additional credit in math and graduate with a minimum 3.25 GPA will earn an “advanced diploma” distinction.

Students who earn an additional credit in math; graduate with a minimum 3.25 GPA; and successfully complete two AP, dual credit, CTE, or world language courses will earn a “college and career ready diploma” with one of the following endorsements:

  • College Ready: score a minimum 18 on the English portion and a minimum 22 on the math portion of the ACT
  • Career Ready: score a minimum 50 on the ASVAB exam or obtain a CTE skills certificate by passing Nevada’s Workplace Readiness exam and a CTE subject-specific exam

Wellness & Support

Monitoring your emotional health is important, especially during these challenging times. We want to help. Check out these websites for pro tips, podcasts, questionnaires, and videos to help you keep it all in perspective. You can also chat with professionals—anonymously, or not—anytime you’re feeling blue. These resources are for informational purposes only. If someone you know is in imminent danger, please call 9-1-1.