• Like many Illinois high schools, NT@ZB's graduation requirements ensure that all students will be college and career ready by the time they graduate.  Students need to pass a total of 27.25 credits by the time they end their senior year, meeting or exceeding the college requirements in all course areas.

      Carnegie Units Required for Graduation
      Curriculum Area Units Required
      English - 1, 2, 3, 4 4.00
      Mathematics - 1, 2, 3, 4 4.00
      Science - 1, 2, 3, 4 4.00
      Social Science - 1, 2, 3, 4 4.00
      Physical Education or NJROTC 1, 3, 4 3.00
      Health 0.50
      Driver Education 0.25
      Spanish or Heritage Speakers - 1, 2 2.00
      Power Skills 1.00
      Entrepreneurship/Career Exploration 1.00
      Electives 4.00
      Total Required Credits =  27.25
      In order to allow for all students to be able to complete all credits in a four-year time span, all students, with few exceptions, take the same courses as their peers.  Below is a typical four-year schedule.
      A Typical Four-Year Schedule at NT@ZB
        9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade 
      Social Studies 
      World Studies American Studies Political Studies Human Studies
       Math 1 or
      Math 1 Honors
      Math 2 or
      Math 2 Honors
      Math 3 or
      Math 3 Honors
      Pre-Calculus or
      Pre-Calculus Honors
       Science  Biology
       Physical Science/
      Environmental Science
       Physics  Chemistry
       Wellness PE 1
      or NJROTC
      Driver Education
      PE 3
      or NJROTC 
      PE 4
      or NJROTC
       Spanish 1 or
      Speakers 1
       Spanish 2 or
      Speakers 2
      Introduction to
      Digital Media/
      Internet Fundamentals 
      Non-Dual Credit/
      Dual Credit Courses
        Power Skills 
       Career Exploration
       American Decades/
      Critical Thinking 
      Non-Dual Credit/
      Dual Credit Courses

      * District 126's Mathematics program provides an integrated curriculum aligned to the Illinois State Standards, which aligns to the Common Core State Standards for Integrated Mathematics.