English I, II, III, and IV - 4 units
Algebra - 1 unit
Geometry - 1 unit
Mathematics Elective - 1 unit
Biology - 1 unit
Science Elective - 2 units
Computer Technology - 1 unit
American History - 1 unit
World History - 1 unit
Government/Current Social Issues - 1 unit
Physical Education/Health - 1 unit
Speech/Consumer Education - 1 unit
Fine Arts Elective - 1 unit
Other Electives - 7 units
Total: 24 units
You must meet one of the following requirements to qualify for admission to any of the six Kansas Regents Universities (Emporia State University, Fort Hays State University, Kansas State University, Pittsburg State University, The University of Kansas, Wichita State University):
- Achieve an ACT composite score of 21 or above; or
- Rank in the top one-third of your high school's graduating class; or
- Complete the Qualified Admission curriculum with at least a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale.
English - 4 units required - You must take at least one unit of English for each year of high school. Although you are encouraged to take courses in addition to the English requirement, these courses cannot fill any part of the English requirement.
Natural Science - 3 units required - You must take three units chosen from the following courses:
- Advanced Biology (2nd year Biology)
- Earth / Space Science
- Chemistry *
- Physics *
* At least one unit must be in chemistry or physics.
Students are encouraged to take one additional unit of science chosen from the courses listed above.
Math - 3 units required at or above Algebra I
If you completed any of the required math courses in middle school, it cannot count toward the Qualified Admissions math requirement; but it does count for State Scholars Curriculum. Completion of both Applied Mathematics I and II can be substituted for Algebra I only. You are strongly encouraged to take a mathematics course every year of high school.
Social Sciences - 3 units required - You must complete the following:
- One unit of U.S. History
- One-half unit of U.S. Government
- One unit selected from:
- Current social issues
Minimum of one-half unit selected from:
- World History
- World Geography
- International Relations
Computer Technology - 1 unit required - You are required to have one unit of computer technology.
Foreign Language - no units required
To be eligible for Regents Scholarship consideration, you must complete the following:
English - No additional units required
Natural Science - Biology, Chemistry, and Physics
Math - 1 additional unit - In addition to Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry, you are required to complete at least one unit of advanced mathematics selected from:
- Analytic Geometry
- Advanced Algebra
- Probability and Statistics
Social Sciences - No additional units required
Computer Technology - No additional units required
Foreign Language - 2 units required - you must complete two high school units in one foreign language
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Grade Point Average (GPA)
Grade Point Average, also known as GPA, refers to the average of all the grades recorded on the high school transcript. GPA is figured at the end of each semester and is Cumulative--That means your GPA includes the average of all the grades earned from the beginning of the freshman year through the end of the senior year.
When calculating GPA you must remember how much each letter grade is worth:
A=4 B=3 C=2 D=1 F=0
Here are a couple of examples of GPA calculations:
Credits are important because 24 credits are required for graduation from Conway Springs High School . Most classes receives 1/2 credit per semester.
To advance to the next grade level a minimum number of credits are required:
5 credits to become a sophomore
11 credits to become a junior
17 credits to become a senior
GPA is calculated by dividing total grade points by total number of classes:
Student A: 13 points divided by 7 classes = 1.857 GPA
Student B: 24 points divided by 7 classes = 3.428 GPA
Class rank is determined by GPA. The grade point average of all the students in each grade level is ranked; students with the same GPA have the same class rank. For example, students in a grade level who have all As will have a 4.0 GPA (remember A = 4) and will be ranked #1. Class rank compares your GPA to the other students in your grade level and is indicated by your rank in relation to the number of students in your grade. For example, a student ranked #1 in a class of 65 students would have a class rank of 1/65. The student in this class with the lowest GPA would be ranked 65/65. Class rank is available in the Guidance Office. Just as GPA is calculated cumulatively at the end of each semester, so is class rank. Remember, GPA and class rank include all semester grades beginning with the freshman year.