The graduation requirements of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy are in concert with those maintained by the State of Illinois with additional requirements as established by the IMSA Board of Trustees. Each semester students must take a minimum of 2.5 credits and a maximum of 3.5 credits. One-semester classes generally receive .5 credits and two semester classes (e.g., World Languages) generally receive 1.0 credit. Most students will take between 5 and 7 academic classes per semester. Fine Arts, Wellness, and Independent Study courses do not count towards the 2.5 credit minimum. However, if a student wishes to take 3.5 credits of academic classes, he/she may choose to enroll in a Fine Arts, Wellness or Independent Study course on a Pass/Fail basis (see below).
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, "Learning Opportunities 2007/2008" (2007). Course Catalogs. 18.