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Graduation Requirements

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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
COMMUNICATIONS 0.5 CREDIT
FRESHMAN SCIENCE 1.0 CREDIT
BIOLOGY 1.0 CREDIT
SCIENCE ELECTIVE 1.0 CREDIT
MATHEMATICS 3.0 CREDITS
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
HEALTH 0.5 CREDIT
CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY CREDIT 1.0 CREDIT
FINE ART 1.0 CREDIT
ELECTIVES 9.0 CREDITS
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 26.0 CREDITS

 

Recognition of High Honors/Honors at Graduation

The following criteria will be used for special 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

1.  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.

2.  Score proficient or above on all state tests or at least a 29 on the ACT.

3.  No grade lower than a C-.

Graduation with Honors - Must meet all criteria

1.  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.

2.  Score proficient or above on all state assessments or at least a 27 on the ACT.

3.  No grade lower than a C-.

Qualified Admissions

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.

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For additional information

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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  

Chemistry

 Physics

1

1

Algebra 1   Algebra 1
Geometry 1   Geometry 1
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
Civics 0.5   Civics 0.5
U.S. History 1.0   U.S. History 1
American Government 0.5   American Govt 0.5
    ​Foreign Language