Graduation requirements/Graduation with honors
Requirements to participate in the HHS Graduation Ceremony
Seniors at Hutchinson High School must have completed all of their graduation requirements before they are allowed to walk in the graduation ceremony. This includes all Learning Center credits or on-line credits.
Credit Requirements for Graduation
|ENGLISH 9||1.0 CREDIT|
|ENGLISH 10||1.0 CREDIT|
|ENGLISH 11||1.0 CREDIT|
|ENGLISH 12||1.0 CREDIT|
|FRESHMAN SCIENCE||1.0 CREDIT|
|SCIENCE ELECTIVE||1.0 CREDIT|
|WORLD HISTORY||1.0 CREDIT|
|SOC SCIENCE ELECTIVE||0.5 CREDIT|
|U.S. HISTORY||1.0 CREDIT|
|AMERICAN GOVERNMENT||0.5 CREDIT|
|PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS||0.5 CREDIT|
|P.E. ELECTIVE||0.5 CREDIT|
|CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY CREDIT||1.0 CREDIT|
|FINE ART||1.0 CREDIT|
|TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED||26.0 CREDITS|
Criteria for Graduating With Honors
The following criteria will be used for recognition at the graduation ceremony. All criteria and calculations must be completed by the end of the second trimester of the senior year.
Graduation with High Honors - Must meet all criteria
- 3.6 or higher unweighted GPA with 18 trimesters of honors classes or a 3.8 or higher unweighted GPA without 18 trimesters of honors classes.
- No grade lower than a C-.
Graduation with Honors - Must meet all criteria
- 3.3 or higher unweighted GPA with 16 trimesters of honors classes or a 3.6 or higher unweighted GPA without 16 trimesters of honors classes.
- No grade lower than a C-.
Only the GPA earned on the Kansas Board of Regents 14 courses will be considered for qualified admissions. Grades earned on all other courses will not be considered for Qualified Admissions, but all other courses will continue to be part of the total GPA for scholarship and class rank purposes. Completing the Regents Curriculum is one of the three ways to be admitted to a Kansas Regents University. The other two ways are; score a 21 cumulative on your ACT or finish in the top one-third of your graduating class.
State Scholars Competition
The State Scholars Scholarship Competition compares applicants GPA, ACT cumulative score and family financial need to determine the competition winners. Past winners have averaged a 3.98 g.p.a. and a 29 cum ACT score. The State Scholar's will be recognized at the graduation ceremony and at the awards assembly.
For additional information
please visit the following
website: Kansas Board of Regents
Regents Completer/State Scholar Curriculum
|Kansas Board of Regents Qualified Curriculum||Kansas Scholars Curriculum|
|English 9||1||English 9||1|
|English 10||1||English 10||1|
|English 11||1||English 11||1|
|College Prep English 12||1||College Prep English 12||1|
|Chemistry or Physics||1||Biology||1|
|Courses selected from Biology, Advanced Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, Botany/Environmental Science, or Physics||2||
|Advanced Algebra||1||Advanced Algebra||1|
|(3 units of math, Algebra I and above) Middle School math will NOW apply.||Advanced Math (FST or Higher||1|
|World History||1.0||World History||1|
|U.S. History||1.0||U.S. History||1|
|American Government||0.5||American Govt||0.5|