Career Academy - College Courses in High School
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Twenty-four units are required for graduation.
- Four units of language arts. (English I, English II, English III, and English IV.)
- Three units of social studies. (Must include 1 unit of American history and one-half unit of American government.)
- Three units of science. Must include Physical Science and Biology I or an equivalency as determined by building principal. Certain CTE classes may count as the third science.
- Either 4 units of math, one of which needs to be taken in the senior year, OR three units of math with a Math ACT score of 22 obtained before enrollment of senior year.
- One-half unit of health and one-half unit of physical education.
- One unit of fine arts. (Band, Choir, Drama, or Art)
- One unit of career education.
- One-half unit of personal financial literacy.
Qualified Admissions (QA) Requirements (for admission to Kansas Regent Schools - University of Kansas, Kansas State University, Fort Hays State University, Pittsburg State University, Emporia State University, and Wichita State University).
Meeting QA means that a student will be automatically accepted if he applies to any of the universities listed above.
If you graduate in 2014 or sooner, you must meet ONE of the following:
- Complete Curriculum with a 2.0 GPA in these specific classes 4.0 units of English (same as SHS graduation requirements). 3.0 units of Math completed in high school (math taken in junior high will not count) 3.0 units of Science (one credit must be in either Chemistry or Physics) 3.0 units of Social Studies (same as SHS graduation requirements) 3.0 units of Approved Electives.
- Graduate in top 1/3 of graduating class.
- Earn 21 or higher ACT composite.
If you graduate in 2015 or later, you must
- Earn at least 2.0 GPA in the QA curriculum (same as listed above) AND
- Achieve ONE of the following:
a. ACT score of 21 or higher OR
b. SAT score of 980 or higher OR
c. Graduate in the top 1/3 of your class AND
3. Earn a 2.0 or higher GPA on any college credit taken while in high school (college classes are not required).