Diploma Options
Nashua High School North
Nashua High School South
We are committed to seeing each student earn a diploma and graduate from Nashua High School North or Nashua High School South.  

All students must demonstrate proficiency and earn appropriate and approved class credits before receiving a diploma.  Both Nashua high schools offer five options

Diploma with Distinction
CORE Diploma
Adult Education Diploma
Goals Diploma

We encourage each student to strive to do their best in school to be best prepared for college and career.

If you have questions about the District's diploma options, please contact Donna Fitzpatrick, Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Schools.
Nashua School District Diploma Options

Option 1 = Diploma with Distinction
32 Credits
  • earn minimally eight credits per school year
  • maintain B average and earn proficient standardized test scores in math and reading and maintain 92% attendance 

Option 2 = Diploma
27 Credits
  • earn minimally seven credits per school year
  • may earn credits during NSD summer school or other alternative academic institutions
  • if considering early graduation, must submit a request in writing to principal at least one year in advance of planned graduation date

Option 3: Core Diploma
20 Credits
  • be a student in good standing by maintaining attendance and conduct standards
  • apply and follow through on application process in semester 2 of your third year in high school 

Option 4:  Adult Education Program Diploma
20 Credits
  • enroll in adult education courses
  • apply and follow through on application process 

Option 5:  Goals Diploma:  Special Education Team Decision
  • meet IEP (Individual Education Plan) Goals
  • 21 years of age

Alternate Diploma with Other Local Agencies
Adult Learning Center
4 Lake Street
Nashua NH 03060
(603) 882-9080

Clearway High School
(Adult Learning Center)
40 Arlington Street
Nashua NH 03060
(603) 598-8303

Virtual Learning Academy
(state-wide online high school)
30 Linden Street
Exeter NH 03833
(603) 778-2500