GETTING READY FOR HIGH SCHOOL. DIPLOMAS. Honors Diploma – best prepares you for college Advance Diploma – gives you the minimum requirements for most four year colleges Standard Diploma – prepares you for community college or vocational school with the least amount of challenge.
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Honors Diploma – best prepares you for college
Advance Diploma – gives you the minimum requirements for most four year colleges
Standard Diploma – prepares you for community college or vocational school with the least amount of challenge
English 4 credits
Mathematics 4 credits
Science 3 credits
World Hist./World Geography 1 credit
US History 1 credit
Amer. Gov’t. 1 credit
Arts/Hum./Occ. 1 credit
PE/ROTC 2 credits
Health ½ credit
Computer Lit. ½ credit
Electives 4 ½ credits
Total 22.5 credits
Need 4 years of math
Need 3 years of science
No World Lang.
3.25 GPA weighted or unweighted
Grad Status Report
All Art/Music/Drama (College Prep-must be full year of same discipline in correct order)
All Industrial Arts courses, Foods
Foreign Lang. (5-6 and above)
AP Human Geography
World History/World Geog.
(if both are taken)
Starts the Monday after school ends
Cost $100.00 for 1/2 credit
Listen for announcement bulletin
Work experience (Jr/Sr)
Correspondence (BYU), OnLine (WOLF)
Must be WCSD approved
GT Externship/Community Service/Travel Study
Only 4“alternative means” credits can be applied towards graduation.
Such credit includes CBE, correspondence/on line (not WOLF), Work Experience, Community Service, Travel Study.
as a Sophomore.
Earn an Honors or Advanced Diploma
Becomes part of the IB program
Maintain the highest GPA you can
Strive for a 3.25+
Take lots of math & science
Take the PSAT as Junior (National
Merit Scholars Program)
Take the ACT/SAT (spring /Jr year)
Earn community service hours
Begin looking at individual college
If you have earned credit, you can find both your unweighted and weighted cumulative GPA on your transcript.
Based on a 4.0 scale
A= 4, B= 3, C= 2, D = 1 (minuses do not count)
No credit is awarded for F grades; S or U grades do not effect your GPA.
.025 is added to your “unweighted” GPA for every honors class you pass and .050 is added for every AP or IB course passed.
Your cumulative weighted GPA is what most colleges are interested in.
Classes taken at TMCC, UNR or SNC
English 5-6,7-8 U.S. History
Calculus American Government
Advanced Biology French 7-8, 9-10
Advanced Chemistry Spanish 7-8, 9-10
Advanced Physics Human Geography
Advanced Portfolio Art
Decide which Diploma you want to earn.
Create a 4 year high school plan.
Discuss plan with your parents.
Be prepared to meet with your counselor to review and finalize your plan.