College Preparatory (CP):
College Preparatory courses are designed to provide a rigorous curriculum aligned with state standards and connected to the student’s major. These classes prepare a student for a variety of post-secondary experiences including higher education and/or the workforce
Honors courses are designed to prepare students for the rigors of AP and Dual Enrollment courses in various subjects. These courses move at an accelerated pace and often have more outside reading and homework requirements. All students are encouraged to apply to these programs.
AP courses prepare students for college work and are equivalent to freshman courses at a university. These courses teach students to think more deeply about complex college concepts. Successful completion of the course offers students the opportunity to sit for the Advanced Placement exam for college credits. Most exams are worth 3 college credits, but can count for up to 8 college credits. While the acceptance of these scores varies from school to school, all colleges consider strength of schedule in the admissions process. AP courses help distinguish a student in this process. Students who take AP courses are required to take the exam to receive the weighted credit for the course in their cumulative GPA. Tests are in May and financial aid is available for students who qualify.
English: 4 credits
Mathematics: 4 credits
Social Studies: 3 credits
Science: 3 credits
Additional Social Studies or Science: 1 credit
World Languages 2 credits
Physical Education: 1 credit
Health: .5 credit
Pathway Strand: 3 credits
Electives: 3.5 credits
Total credits required to graduate: 25 credits (possible to obtain 32 credits)
Recovery credits can be completed through Edmentum. Edmentum is an online program that allows students to make up credits that they failed during the year. Students may make up two courses in Edmentum per school year.
Promotion to next grade level:
Promotion to sophomore year status requires obtaining at least 6 credits.
Promotion to junior year status requires obtaining at least 13 credits.
Promotion to senior status requires obtaining at least 20 credits.