• Graduation Requirements

    The minimum graduation requirements for 2017-2018 includes 4 credits of English, 3 credits of Mathematics, 3 credits of Science, 3.5 credits of Social Studies, 1 credit of PE, .5 credit of Health, 1 credit of Practical Arts, 1 credit of Fine Arts and 7.0 credits of Electives. In addition to the program of study for graduation, a student shall pass proficiency exams, complete forty (40) hours of approved community service, take the ACT, SAT, ASVAB or ACT WorkKeys Test and meet all District disciplinary and financial obligations to qualify for graduation from KCPS. Additional graduation requirements are established to meet specific programs of study as outlined in the chart below. Graduation requirements for a student with a disability receiving special education services pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) may be determined according to the student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP).

    Class of 2018
    24 Credits

    Communication Arts


    English 9, 10, 11, 12, or ESL English I-IV, AP, IB, DC, or College English




    Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry




    Physics First, Chemistry, and Biology


    Social Studies


    World History, American History, American Government, and Economics/Personal Finance


    Fine Arts




    Practical Arts




    Physical Education


    Physical Education PE09113










     End of Course Exams


    Algebra 1, English 10, Biology, Government, Algebra 2 (If Algebra 1 was passed in middle school)


    Community Service


    Total of 40 Hours


    ACT, SAT, ASVAB, Accuplacer


    Must take the ACT, SAT, ASVAB or ACT WorkKeys Test according to their post-high school plans


    Students must pass the U.S. Constitution test and the Missouri Constitution test in order to graduate.

    End of Course Exams

    The Missouri Assessment Program assesses students’ progress toward mastery of the Missouri Learning Standards which are the educational standards in Missouri. The Missouri Assessment Program includes required End-Of-Course assessments in the subject areas of:

    –Algebra 1


    –Algebra 2 (for students who pass Algebra 1 in middle school)

    –English 10

    –American Government