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Fair Play Class of 2015. Get Set for High School!. Encouraging good study habits. Helping them learn & use time management and organizational skills. Knowing important requirements and making sure they take needed courses.

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fair play class of 2015

Fair Play Class of 2015

Get Set for High School!

help your child be successful in high s chool by

Encouraging good study habits.

  • Helping them learn & use time management and organizational skills.
  • Knowing important requirements and making sure they take needed courses.
  • (NOTE: 2/3 of students say they are going to attend college; only 1/3 take college preparatory classes.)
  • Getting them involved in school activities.
  • Promoting career and college exploration and
  • preparation.
  • Working together to help them keep their options open.

Help your child be successful in high school by:

graduation requirements

4 English

  • 3 Social Studies (1 Am. Hst. & ½ Govt.)
  • 3 Math
  • 3 Science
  • 1 Fine Art
  • 1 Practical Art
  • 1 Physical Education
  • ½ Health
  • ½ Computer Literacy
  • ½ Personal Finance
  • 7 ½ Electives
  • 25 Total Credits

Graduation Requirements:

core curriculum required for mo 4 year public colleges

4 English

  • 3 Math (Algebra I and higher)
  • 2 Science (Biology I and higher)
  • 3 Social Studies
  • 1 PE
  • 1 Fine Art
  • 3 Foreign Language and/or Additional Core Electives*
  • NOTE: It is important to check the requirements of each college to determine if its requirements exceed those shown above—for example:
  • *University of MO =4 Math, 3 Science, 2 Foreign Language

Core Curriculum (required for MO 4-year public colleges)

college preparatory studies certificate awarded to students pursuing a rigorous course of studies

25 Credits

  • 4 English
  • 4 Math (Algebra I & Higher)
  • 3 Social Studies
  • 3 Science (Biology I & Higher)
  • ½ Health & ½ Personal Finance
  • 1 Fine Art, 1 Practical Art, 1 Physical Education
  • Specified Core Electives—at least 3 units selected from foreign language, and/or combinations from two or more of the following course areas—English, Math, Social Studies, Science and Fine Arts
  • Earn at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 Scale in the combined subject areas of English, Math, Social Studies & Science
  • Score at or above the national average on a college entrance test—ACT
  • Maintain a 9-12 attendance rate of 95%

College Preparatory Studies Certificate:

awarded to students pursuing a rigorous course of studies

a option

Students who graduate from a designated A+ high school may qualify for a state-paid financial incentive to attend any public community college or career/technical school in Missouri if the students successfully meet the following requirements:

  • Enter into a written agreement with the high school prior to graduation.
  • Attend a designated school for three consecutive years immediately prior to graduation.
  • Graduate with an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale or a 6.8 on an 11 point scale.
  • Have an overall attendance rate of at least 95 percent
  • for grades 9-12.
  • Perform 50 hours of district-supervised, unpaid
  • tutoring or mentoring.
  • Maintain a record of good citizenship and avoid the
  • use of drugs and alcohol.

A+ Option:

dallas county career center

Students may elect to attend DCCC to receive vocational training in one of the following areas:

    • Automotive Technology
    • Collision Repair
    • Building Trades
    • Computer Information Systems
    • Health Occupations
    • Welding Technology
    • Graphic Arts
    • Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning
  • Other DCCC Info
  • Student’s credits must be on track to attend.
  • Good attendance 9th & 10th grade years important consideration
  • 1 English and 1 Math embedded credit also earned at DCCC
  • 2 year program

Dallas County Career Center

4 year planning

Outlines classes students plans to take during their four years of high school

  • Hourly order
  • Helps avoids conflicts
  • Rechecked every year
  • Parent signature required

Personal Career Plan of Study

4-Year Planning

  • Links Post-Secondary and Career Goals to High School Courses and Activities
  • Individualized to Meet Each Student’s Educational and Career Goals
  • Missouri Connections: www.missouriconnections.org
  • 16 Career Clusters
required testing end of course exams

Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II

  • Biology
  • English I, English II
  • American History, Government (also must pass MO and US Constitution Tests)

Required Testing: End of Course Exams

college entrance preparation and testing

8th Grade: Explore (ACT Prep)

  • 10th Grade: Plan (ACT Prep)
  • 11th/12th Grade: ACT (Achievement test that measures what a student has learned in school.)
    • English
    • Mathematics
    • Reading
    • Science
    • Writing Test (optional)
  • 4-year colleges require ACT
  • SAT also an option—more of an aptitude test that tests reasoning and verbal abilities.

College Entrance Preparation and Testing

dual credit opportunities

Students may earn college credit while attending high school.

    • Southwest Baptist University:
    • Algebra
    • Biology
    • Psychology
    • Missouri State University
    • Animal Science
    • Crop Science
    • Ag Sales & Marketing
    • Ag Econ & Management
    • Ag Power I
    • Ag Power II
    • Horticulture
    • Conservation & Natural Resources
    • Ag Construction
    • Ag Structures

Dual Credit Opportunities

student parent resources

www.missouriconnections.org

  • HORNET PLAN Book—new each year
  • School Counselor
  • Counselor Link on School Website
  • Good Luck! Enjoy the next four years. . . time will fly!

Student & Parent Resources