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Does failing in one elective means that you can not graduate?

i am asking this question because i have computer science AP class and it is really hard and i feel i can't get good grades in it. Somehow i passed my 1st semester but i am worried about my 2nd semester because if i don't pass maybe i have to go summer school and then delay my graduation and i don't want to delay my graduation.
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Lynne’s Answer

For specific graduation requirements for your high school you’ll need to talk to your guidance counselor.

Lynne recommends the following next steps:

Talking to your guidance counselor, if not passing the course will delay your graduation you’ll want to follow the next steps:
The good news is you did well in your first semester! That gives you a good foundation. Talk to your AP computer science teacher about your difficulty. That’s what the teacher is there for. Ask if he/she can explain a concept in a different way. Ask for extra homework (I know!) to help you better understand the material. Ask if there’s any extra credit you could work on. CollegeVine helps you learn ways to approach your teacher: https://www.google.com/amp/s/blog.collegevine.com/10-tips-for-talking-to-your-high-school-teachers/amp/
Ask your computer science teacher for recommendations for a tutor. Someone who did well in the course already. They might be willing to tutor you for free to help their resume and to hone their skills. This article from South College details the importance of tutoring: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.south.edu/blog/4-reasons-you-should-get-a-tutor/amp/
Look into the AP computer science study guides. They may have a different way of explaining things that will be easier for you to understand. Sometimes reading things in a different way can make more sense. This article from Albert Blog details the struggles of Computer Science AP courses and suggests study guides: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.albert.io/blog/ap-computer-science-tips/amp/
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Julie’s Answer

First of all, kudos to you for taking such a hard math class! Someone who chooses to challenge themselves and put in the extra work will go far in life. The same is true for someone who knows when it has just become too much and knows to seek help and maybe even take a step back. I would suggest talking to your teacher. This has been a tough year for everyone. If you are worried about failing I would suggest talking to your teacher about the ramifications and let those decide your future plans. My guess is that an A in a less challenging class would be better than an F in AP, which will at the very least seriously hurt your GPA. I find that talking to the people in charge about my concerns and getting their advice first is the best approach. But once you get their advice you could always make some creative proposals as well. You could ask to drop down to the next level in math. Who needs the stress? People over emphasize the importance of perfect grades and getting into the best college. Research shows that the most successful CEOs did not go to "top tier" colleges. Lots to consider here. Talk it over with trusted adults at the school and make the decision that works best to balance your mental health and your future goals.

Julie recommends the following next steps:

Talk to an adult in the school that can help you weigh your options
Find a solution that balances your mental health and future goals
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Damon’s Answer

If you are failing in a class it could possibly hinder you from graduating. But, if you have another semester, get with your professor to help you or find a classmate/classmates and become study buddies. There is nothing wrong with asking for help and you would be truly surprise how many people are willing to. Especially, your professor.
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Samson’s Answer

I highly recommended that you speak with your guidance counselor and ask about the graduation requirements. You can also have your parents schedule meetings so everyone is informed.

Samson recommends the following next steps:

Determine how many credits are required for graduation at your school.
Find out how many credits you have in total. Ensure the credits you have are in the correct subject area. For example if you have an excess amount of credits in English but not enough in math then you will need to receive the make up course for the credit.
Request a transcript Evaluation in which you/parents receive a document detailing how many credits/exams you have completed and what is remaining.
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