Secondary Courses

Middle School Requirements

Information on specific courses and elective options are available from the middle school office.

Sixth graders must enroll in six courses:

  • Math

  • Language Arts

  • Science

  • World Studies

  • 2 Electives


Seventh graders are required to enroll in six units of work:

  • Math

  • Language Arts

  • Science

  • World Studies

  • 2 Electives

Junior High Requirements

Information on specific courses and elective options are available from the junior high office.

Eighth graders must enroll in six courses:

  • Language Arts

  • Social Studies

  • Mathematics

  • Physical Science

  • Two electives each semester

Ninth graders are required to enroll in six courses:

  • English

  • Oklahoma History/Government

  • Mathematics

  • Physical Science

  • Two, year-long electives

High School Courses

School Board Policy - EIED

All students must meet the State Department of Education graduation requirements. Students must earn a minimum of 26 units of credit in the subject areas listed below to be eligible for graduation from high school. To graduate from the district with a standard diploma, students shall complete the following college preparatory/work-ready curriculum units or sets of competencies at the secondary level. In lieu of the requirements of the college preparatory/work-ready curriculum for high school graduation, a student may enroll in the core curriculum for high school graduation, upon written approval of the parent or guardian of the student.

Language Arts - 4

Grammar & Composition, and which may include, but are not limited to: American Literature, English Literature, World Literature, Advanced English courses, or other English courses with content and/or rigor equal to or above grammar and composition


Mathematics - 3

(1) Algebra I or Algebra I taught in a contextual methodology, and

(2) which may include, but are not limited to: Algebra II, Geometry or Geometry taught in a contextual methodology, Trigonometry, Math Analysis or Pre-calculus, Calculus, Statistics and/or Probability; Computer Science I; Computer Science II; Mathematics of Finance*; Intermediate Algebra*; contextual mathematics courses which enhance technology preparation whether taught at a (1) comprehensive high school, or (2) technology center school when taken in the eleventh or twelfth grade, taught by a certified teacher, and approved by the State Board of Education and the independent district board of education; mathematics courses taught at a technology center school by a teacher certified in the secondary subject area when taken in the eleventh or twelfth grade upon approval of the State Board of Education and the independent district board of education; or other mathematics courses with content and/or rigor equal to or above Algebra I.

*Contact the State Department of Education School Improvement Division to obtain the curriculum outline approved by the State Board of Education.


Science - 3

One unit must be a life science meeting the standards for Biology I, one unit must be a physical science meeting the standards for Physical Science, Chemistry or Physics and one unit must be from the domains of Physical Science, Life Science or Earth and Space Science with content and rigor above Biology I or Physical Science.

Technology center school when taken in the eleventh or twelfth grade, taught by a certified teacher, and approved by the State Board of Education and the independent district board of education; science courses taught at a technology center school by a teacher certified in the secondary subject area when taken in the eleventh or twelfth grade upon approval of the State Board of Education and the independent district board of education; or other science courses with content and/or rigor equal to or above Biology I


Social Studies - 3

(1) United States History

(1/2 to 1) United States Government

(1/2) Oklahoma History, and

(1/2 to 1) which may include, but are not limited to: World History, Geography, Economics, Anthropology, or other social studies courses with content and/or rigor equal to or above United States History, United States Government, and Oklahoma History


Arts - 1

May include, but are not limited to, courses in Visual Arts and General Music. These must include both musical and visual arts competencies.


Electives - 10

10 Electives are currently required at SHS for graduation. (The 26th unit of credit may be earned from any subject area listed above.)


TOTAL - 26

Currently 26 credits are required at SHS for graduation.


One additional unit selected from the courses listed above or career and technology education courses approved for college admission requirements

One unit or Set of Competencies of Fine Arts such as music, art or drama, or 1 unit or Set of Competencies of Speech

Additional units of core or elective subjects to reach 26 units. This will include one-half (1/2) unit of Personal Financial Literacy as defined in 70 O.S. §11-103.6

Local school district graduation requirements may exceed state graduation requirements. For more information contact the school’s administration.

Schedule Changes

No class changes will take place following the tenth day of classes of the first semester in grade 1-9, in accordance with the district’s attendance policy of 90% attendance each semester in a class to receive credit for that particular class. For grades 10-12, no class changes will take place after the third day of each term.

EARLY GRADUATION

Early graduation is not recommended for most students, but, in some instances, early graduation may be in the best interests of the student. Consequently, if a student and his/her parents can show legitimate cause, a student may be allowed to complete requirements for graduation in less than the standard four years. The student must make plans and fulfill the early graduation regulations below. To qualify for early graduation and to receive a diploma, an individual must complete both the local and the State Department of Education graduation requirements. A student may graduate in December after the fall semester of his/her senior year. Some senior honors and scholarships may not be given to early graduates because of their failure to meet certain requirements as outlined by specific honor and scholarship-awarding organizations. Other possible inconveniences may be encountered over which the school has no control.

The following are prohibited in any effort to graduate early:

  1. CLEP credits for high school credits.

  2. AP testing credits for high school credits.

  3. Summer school credits for advancement.

  4. Students are limited to 6 concurrent hours per semester.

ABSENCES AND COURSE CREDIT - 9th-12th

In order to receive credit for a course in grades nine through twelve or to be promoted to the next grade level in grades one through eight, a student must be in attendance at school a minimum of 90% of the time each semester. This amounts to a maximum of four (4) absences each nine-weeks grading period and eight (8) absences per semester. All absences, whether excused or unexcused, are counted in computing minimum attendance. Participation in school-sponsored activities during the regular school day will not be calculated as an absence for the purpose of this policy. Any student who misses eight (8) consecutive days will be “dropped from the rolls” beginning the ninth day. Upon returning to school, the pupil will be reinstated.

All exceptions to these rules must be requested in writing to the individual site’s attendance office by the parent/guardians with documentation for medical reasons of consecutive absence or family emergencies no later than one (1) week after the close of the semester or term. Exceptions will be determined by building administration. If the administration denies the waiver, the parents/guardians may request a review by an attendance committee composed of the assistant principal, a school nurse, a teacher, and a counselor.

Repeating a Course

In some instances, students may take a course or courses a second time. When this occurs, BOTH courses and BOTH grades will remain on the transcript. Both grades will be considered when computing grade point average, rank in class, etc. Only ONE of the courses will, however, count for graduation credit.


English Failure Policy - 9th-12th Only

No student is allowed to enroll in two English classes (i.e. English II and English III) at the same time. English I, II, III, and IV must be taken consecutively (one course per year). For example: English II must be completed before a student may take English III. If a student has an English failure, he/she must take the make-up course in summer school or during the school year before he/she may take the next course in sequence.

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