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 = 27.25In 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 GradeEnglish/Social Studies World Studies American Studies Political Studies Human Studies Mathematics*Math 1 or
Math 1 HonorsMath 2 or
Math 2 HonorsMath 3 or
Math 3 HonorsPre-Calculus or
Science BiologyPhysical Science/Environmental Science Physics Chemistry Wellness PE 1
or NJROTCHealth/Driver Education
Spanish 1 or
Spanish 2 or
Speakers 2Introduction to
Digital Media/Internet FundamentalsNon-Dual Credit/Dual Credit Courses
Power SkillsEntrepreneurship/Career ExplorationAmerican Decades/Critical ThinkingNon-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.