•  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