Graduates of Maranatha Christian Academy must meet the requirements 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. Our academic directors work with students to 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.

Listed below are the requirements for graduation from Maranatha for students in Grades 9-12.

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 U.S. History, World History, Geography, Economics, and U.S. Government.
** Math must include one year of Algebra and one year of Geometry.
*** Science must include one year of Biology and one year of Chemistry.