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Advanced Placement Program

 

 

 

Language Arts - 4 Credit

English 9
English 10
English 11
English 12

Mathematics - 4 Credits

Algebra I
Geometry
Agebra II
Another Upper Level Math

Science - 3 Credits

Biology I
Chemistry I
Another Lab Science

Social Studies - 4 Credits

World History or World Geography or Ancient History
U.S. History
Economics/Personal Finance
U.S. Government or American Business & Legal Systems

Physical Education and Wellness - 1.5 Credits

Lifetime Wellness (1 credit)
Physical Education (0.5 credit) (May be met by substituting an equivalent time of physical activity in other areas including but not limited to marching band, hCeerleading, interscholastic athletics, and school sponsored intramural athletics.)

Fine Arts - 1 Credit*

 

Foreign Language - 2 Credits in the same language*

 

Elective Focus - 3 Credits

Students completing a CTE elective focus must complete three units in the same CTE program area or state approved program of study.
Science and math, humanities, fine arts, or AP

**The fine art and foreign language requirements may be waived for students who are sure they are not going to attend a University and be replaced with courses designed to enhance and expand the elective focus.

Graduating With Honors

Students who score at or above all the subject area benchmarks on the ACT or equivalent will graduate with honors.

ACT Benchmarks:
English-18
Math-22
Reading-21
Science-24

Graduating With Distinction

Students will be recognized as graduating with distinction by attaining a B average and completing at least one of the following:

Earn a national recognized industry certification
Participate in at least one of the Governor's Schools
Participate in at least one of the state's All State music organizations
Be selected as a National Merit Finalist or Semi-Finalist
Attain a score of 31 or higher composite score on the ACT
Attain a score of 3 or higher on at least two advanced placement exams
Successfully complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program
Earn 12 or more semester hours in post-secondary credits

Class Ranking

Final grade average earned in each class in grades 9, 10 ,11, and the first semester of grade 12 are used in determining final class standing. This standing is based on a combination of Grade Point Average (GPA) and the Quality Point Average (QPA).

Students will receive quality points based on a 6.0 scale for all AP and Dual credit classes taken. Honors classes will receive quality points based on a 5.0 scale. All other classes will receive points based on a 4.0 scale.

Students will be eligible for the HOPE scholarship IF they receive a 21 on their ACT or have a 3.0 GPA at the end of their senior year.