Graduation Requirements

Subject

Area

TPS Graduation Requirements

Kansas Regents

Qualified Admission Curriculum

Kansas Scholars

Curriculum

Language Arts

4 Credits

1.0 English 9/Pre-AP English 9

1.0 English 10/Pre-AP English 10

1.0 English 11/AP Lang & Comp

.5 Speech/College Speech/

Debate/Forensics/Acting/Applied

Communication/21st Century Global Communications

.5 English Language Arts Elective

4 Credits

1.0 credit each year

(.5 credit may be speech)

4 Credits

Same as Qualified Admission Curriculum

See column for your graduating year.

Mathematics

3 Credits

3 credits, including Geometry

3 Credits*

3 credits at or above

Algebra 1 taken during 9th through 12th grades

AND

students must score a 22 in the Math on the ACT

OR

4 Credits*

4 credits at or above Algebra 1 taken during 9th through 12th grades with one taken in the graduating year.

4 Credits

1.0 Algebra 1*

1.0 Geometry

1.0 Algebra 2

1.0 credit beyond Algebra 2

*Algebra taken in the 8th grade is accepted.

Science

3 Credits

1.0 Biology/Honors Biology/AP Biology

2.0 Other Science Courses

3 Credits

1.0 Biology

1.0 Chemistry or Physics

1.0 Elective, except

Astronomy

3 Credits

1.0 Biology

1.0 Chemistry

1.0 Physics

A fourth year of science is recommended

Social Studies

3 Credits

1.0 World History/Honors World

History

1.0 US History 1 & 2 or

AP US History 1 and 2 or

College History 1 & 2

.5 US Government/AP

Government

.5 Social Studies Elective

3 Credits

1.0 World History/Honors World

History

1.0 US History 1 & 2 or

AP US History 1 and 2 or

College History 1 & 2

.5 US Government/AP

Government

.5 Social Studies Elective

3 Credits

1.0 World History/Honors World

History

1.0 US History 1 & 2 or

AP US History 1 and 2 or

College History 1 & 2

.5 US Government/AP

Government

.5 Social Studies Elective

World Language

NONE

NONE

2 Credits

(Same Language)

Physical Education

1 Credit

1.0 Physical Dimensions of Health

OR

2.0 Credits JROTC

1 Credit

1.0 Physical Dimensions of Health

OR

2.0 Credits JROTC

1 Credit

1.0 Physical Dimensions of Health

OR

2.0 Credits JROTC

Fine Arts

1 Credit

1 Credit

1 Credit

Financial Literacy

.5 Credit

Consumer & Personal Finance or Economics or Entrepreneurship

.5 Credit

Consumer & Personal Finance or Economics or

Entrepreneurship

.5 Credit

Consumer & Personal Finance or Economics or Entrepreneurship

Elective

Credits

8.5 Credits

Seminar (.25 credit per year), is

required at each of the

comprehensive high schools

Decisions about additional electives coursework should be guided by the student’s chosen career cluster and pathway.

3.0 Credits*

3 credits from the

following: English, Math,

Natural Science, Social

Science, Fine Arts,

Computer/Information

Systems, Foreign

Language, Personal

Finance, Speech,

Debate, Forensics,

Journalism, Career and Technical Education

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