The minimum graduation requirements for 2019-2020 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).
|Communication Arts||4.0||English 9, 10, 11, 12, or ESL English I-IV, AP, IB, DC, or College English|
|Mathematics||3.0||Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry|
|Science||3.0||Physics First, Chemistry, and Biology|
|Social Studies||3.5||World History, American History, American Government, and Economics/Personal Finance|
|Physical Education||1.0||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.
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 2 (for students who pass Algebra 1 in middle school)