The Dean of Academics plays an active role in navigating the myriad of class choices at Maranatha. To graduate students must fulfill a certain amount of credits in various subjects. In addition to these required classes, Maranatha offers a variety of elective courses.

As it pertains to international students, our Dean of Academics and the Director International Student Academics will establish what is needed to supplement the courses already taken at their previous school to keep them on pace to graduate and excel as they move on to the university of their choice. Primary importance will be placed on making sure the courses required for graduation are completed prior to offering elective courses.

Graduates of Maranatha Christian Academy will have met the requirements as set by the school, the Minnesota Board of Education, and the State of Minnesota. Students must satisfactorily complete 30 credits during Grades 9-12 to be eligible for graduation. Occasionally, exceptions may be made in the case of transfer students who successfully passed previous coursework but came from institutions not offering as many credit opportunities as Maranatha. The Dean of Academics will determine the required and elective courses a transfer student must take and will seek final approval from the principal.

Listed below are the requirements for graduation from Maranatha for students in Grades 9-12. A complete listing of courses is available in our Academic Handbook offered to enrolled students to help select their classes.

Subject Credits
Language Arts 4
Bible 4
Social Studies* 3.5
Math** 3
Science*** 3
World Languages 2
Physical Education 1
Fine Arts 1
Health .5
Personal Finance .5


Electives will make up the final 7.5 credits, totaling 30 credits
* Social Studies must include American History, Geography, World History, Economics, and Government.
** Algebra 1 does not count s one of the three math credits. Algebra 2 and Geometry are required credits.
*** Science must include Biology and Chemistry.