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HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Mission Valley High School offers three types of high school diplomas. They are the Standard Diploma, the Standard Diploma using Regents Qualified Admission Curriculum, and the Diploma of Distinction using Honors Program or Kansas Scholars Curriculum Completers. Specific details of each Diploma’s requirements are available through the administration and/or school counselor. The chart below is a general listing for the Standard Diploma. (click here to see a diploma degree checklist)

HS GRADUATION
SUBJECT AREACREDITSCOURSES(See the HS Course Catalog for details)
English4English 1 (1.0), English 2 (1.0), English 3 (1.0), English 4 (0.5)Communications (0.5), Advance English(0.5), English Comp (0.5)
Social Studies3World History / Geography (1.0)American History (1.0), American Government (0.5)History Thru Hollywood (0.5) College Psychology (0.5),

Sociology (0.5), Current Events (0.5)

Science3Earth Science (1.0), Biology (1.0), Human Anatomy (1.0), Chemistry (1.0), Physics (1.0).Natural Resources (1.0), Horticulture (1.0), Animal Science (1.0)
Mathematics3Math 1 (1.0), Math 2 (1.0), Math 3 (1.0)Trigonometry (0.5), College Algebra (0.5), AP Calculus (1.0)
Phy. Ed. / Health1Health and PE (1.0), Strength and Conditioning (1.0, 0.5)
Fine Arts1Art 2-D (1.0), Art 3-D (1.0), Forensics (0.5), Band (1.0), Choir (1.0), Music Appreciation (0.5)
Practical Arts0.5Money Management (0.5), Ag-Business Management (1.0)
Technology0.5Any Business Related Course (0.5)
Electives9All other classes besides those listed above will be considered electives.
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED25(See the HS Course Catalog for details)

VALEDICTORIAN AND SALUTATORIAN

Designation of the Valedictorian and Salutatorian will be made on the first working day in the month of May, yet prior to the awards ceremony. A student must be taking at least 7 high school or dual-credit credit hours, be enrolled in the Kansas Scholars’ Curriculum Program, and be eligible for the Diploma of Distinction to be considered for Valedictorian or Salutatorian (a student cannot be eligible for the valedictorian or salutatorian if they have been a student teacher’s aid in the fall or spring semesters of their senior year). If more than one student has the same GPA, a process to determine how the tie will be broken is as follows, and is to be completed in sequential order until the tie is broken:

  1. Calculation of overall GPA (12-point system) for these specific classes: Physics, College Algebra, Plane Trigonometry, Foreign Languages I & II)
    1. (if a ties still consists, then -)
  2. The student’s ACT Composite Score
    1. (if a tie still consists, then - )
  3. Calculation of overall GPA (12-point system)

The student must have the highest rank in the graduating class, and have completed the Kansas State Scholars Curriculum Completers Program which consists of:

  • 4 units of English (minimum courses: English I, II, & III [1 unit each], Adv. English [1/2 unit] & College English Comp I [1/2 unit])
  • 4 units of Math (minimum courses: Math I, II, & III [1 unit each], College Algebra [1/2 unit], & College Plane Trigonometry [1/2 unit]
  • 3 units of Social Studies
  • 3 units of Science (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics)
  • 2 units of Foreign Language (same language)

KANSAS QUALIFIED ADMISSIONS (as of 2019/20 academic year)


Current Freshmen Criteria – Under 21
Requirements for Accredited High School Graduate
Amendments Accredited High School Graduate
ESU, PSU, FHSU, KSU, and WSUESU, PSU,FHSU, and WSUK-State
ACT: 21+ or Rank in the top third of classACT: 21+ or Cumulative GPA of 2.25ACT: 21+ or Cumulative GPA of 3.25
Complete Pre College Curriculum with a 2.0 GPA (Resident)/2.5 GPA (Nonresident). Curriculum consists of:

-English (4 units);

Math (3 units with ACT benchmark of 22 or 4 units with one taken in senior year);

Natural Science (3 units with one unit in chemistry or physics);

Social Science (3 units);

Electives (3 units)

Note: As part of the admission application, students list each high school course taken along with the grade.

Units (but not specific courses) are recommended;units are not required.Units (but not specific courses) are recommended; units are not required.
2.0 cumulative GPA on any college courses taken while in high school2.0 cumulative GPA on any college courses taken while in high school2.0 cumulative GPA on any college courses taken while in high school
An additional step is required before the amended QA criteria take effect. Based on statute (see K.S.A. 76-717), Board staff are required to integrate Board-approved QA criteria into Kansas Administrative Regulations before any such criteria are formally adopted.
Current Freshmen Criteria – Under 21 Requirements for Accredited High School GraduateAmendments Accredited High School Graduate
KUKU
Cumulative GPA of 3.25 and ACT 21+ or Cumulative GPA of 3.0 and ACT 24+Cumulative GPA of 3.25 and ACT 21+ or Cumulative GPA of 3.0 and ACT 24+
Complete the Precollege Curriculum as described above Units (but not specific courses) are recommended; units are not required.
2.0 cumulative GPA on any college courses taken while in high school2.0 cumulative GPA on any college courses taken while in high school


The process through which Kansas Administrative Regulations are changed takes approximately six months. Based on the timing required to complete this process, Board staff anticipate that the amended QA criteria will likely take effect during the 2021-2022 admission cycle.

The 2021-2022 admission cycle encompasses the time frame in which universities review applicants who seek admission for the Summer 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022 semesters. Thus, it is anticipated that universities will first apply the amended QA criteria when they begin reviewing applicants who seek admission for the Summer 2021 semester.

For clarification purposes, the anticipated timeline of which QA criteria will be applied to review university applicants is detailed below by high school graduation class year.

High School Graduating Class of 2020High School Graduating Class of 2021
Current QA Criteria ApplyAmended QA Criteria Apply


NCAA CERTIFICATION GUIDELINES

ACADEMIC-ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

1. Graduate from high school.

2. Complete the core courses listed below

3. Earn a minimum required grade-point average in your core courses

4. Achieve a combined SAT or ACT sum score that matches your core-course grade-point average in the grade-point average and test score index.

REQUIRED CORE CLASSES Division I Division II
English 4 years 3 years
Math (Algebra I or higher) 3 years 2 years
Science 2 years 2 years
Social Science 2 years 2 years
Extra year from English, math, or science 1 year 3 years
Extra core courses from: 4 years 4 years
(any category above, or foreign language comparative religion or philosophy)
Total Core Units Required: 16 16


Students must also meet core GPA and ACT/SAT requirements. For complete details of most current requirements go to:www.eligibilitycenter.org.