How to graduate high school with an accredited AHSD from Acellus Academy

🎓GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

In order to earn a high school diploma and graduate through Acellus Academy, a student must meet the following criteria:

✅Earn a total of 24 high school credits, including the minimum requirements in each subject area.
✅Complete a minimum of six credits through Acellus Academy, including one credit in each of the four core subject areas (math, science, language arts, and social studies) and two elective credits.
✅Be enrolled and active in Acellus Academy for a minimum of twelve months.
✅Be at least 16 years of age.
✅Meet all outstanding financial obligations with Acellus Academy.

📒UNITS OF CREDIT

Graduation from Acellus Academy’s high school is achieved through the earning of credits as specified in this policy. Credits for all high school courses and for graduation requirements will be awarded on a “unit of credit” basis. One “1.0 unit of credit” is equal to a year of instruction within a course. Some courses are offered to students with half credit, “0.5 unit of credit”, is equal to a semester or half a year of instruction within a course.

👩‍🎓👨‍🎓GRADUATION PATHWAYS

Two graduation pathways are available to full-time students. A standard pathway aligns to the minimum credit requirements for graduation set by the State of Missouri. This option is recommended for students that plan to attend a community college or directly enter the workforce after high school.

A more rigorous program of study is recommended for students that plan to apply to competitive four-year colleges with more stringent admissions requirements.

🎓1st Pathway:
Standard High School Diploma

– English Language Arts (4.0 credits)
– History / Social Studies (4.0 credits)
– Mathematics (3.0 credits)
– Science (3.0 credits)
– Fine Arts (1.0 credit)
– Health & Physical Education (1.0 credit)
– Practical Arts (1.0 credit)
– Electives (7.0 credits)
Total: 24 credits

🎓2nd Pathway:
High School Graduation with Honors

– English Language Arts (4.0 credits)
– History / Social Studies (4.0 credits)
– Mathematics (4.0 credits)
– Science (3.0 credits)
– Fine Arts (1.0 credit)
– Language Other Than English (2.0 credits)
– Health & Physical Education (1.0 credit)
– Practical Arts (1.0 credit)
– Electives (6.0 credits)
Total: 26 credits (Min. GPA: 3.0)

‼️CREDIT REQUIREMENTS – HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION WITH HONORS:

Acellus Academy’s High School Graduation with Honors pathway is recommended for students who plan to apply to competitive four-year colleges with stringent admissions requirements.

📚SUBJECT AREAS

1. English Language Arts (Core) Course Options:
📒4.0 Credits Required:

English I (1.0)
English II (1.0)
English III (1.0)
English IV – College Prep (1.0)
English IV – British Literature (1.0)
AP English Literature and Composition (1.0)
AP English Language and Composition (1.0)

2. History/Social Studies (Core)
📒4.0 Credits Required:

☆Required:

US History A (0.5) & US History B (0.5)
US Government and Civics (0.5)
Personal Finance (0.5)

☆Additional Course Options:

AP European History (1.0)
AP Psychology (1.0)
AP US History (1.0)
AP World History (1.0)
Economics (1.0)
Epic Moments in World History (1.0)
Psychology (1.0)
World History (1.0)
World Geography (1.0)

3. Mathematics (Core)
📒4.0 Credits Required:

☆Required:

Algebra I (1.0)
Geometry (1.0)
Algebra II (1.0)

☆Additional Course Options:

Trigonometry (0.5)
College Exam Math Prep (0.5)
Pre-Calculus (1.0)
AP Calculus AB (1.0)
AP Calculus BC (1.0)
AP Statistics (1.0)

4. Science (Core) Course Options:
📒3.0 Credits Required:

Biology (1.0)
General Chemistry (1.0) or Honors Chemistry (1.0)
General Physics (1.0) or Honors Physics (1.0)
Environmental Science (1.0)
AP Biology (1.0)
AP Chemistry (1.0)
AP Environmental Science (1.0)
AP Physics I (1.0)

Honors or AP level courses are recommended for this pathway.

5. CreditsFine Arts Course Options:
📒1.0 Credit Required:

Music Appreciation (1.0)
AP Music Theory (1.0)
AP Studio Art – Drawing (1.0)
Collaborative Theater (1.0)

6. Language Other Than English
Course Options:
📒2.0 Credits Required:

German I (1.0)
German II (1.0)
French I (1.0)
French II (1.0)
Spanish I (1.0)
Spanish II (1.0)
Spanish III (1.0)
Discover Spanish (1.0)

Two credit units of a single foreign language are strongly recommended.

7. Health & Physical Education
📒1.0 Credit Required:

High School Health (1.0)

8. Practical Arts Course Options:
📒1.0 Credit Required:

AP Computer Science Principles (1.0)
AP Computer Science A (1.0)
Business Management (1.0)
Electrical Technology I (1.0)
Electrical Technology II (1.0)
HVAC-R I (1.0)
HVAC-R II (1.0)
Info Management I (1.0)
Info Management II (1.0)
Medical Terminology (1.0)
Plumbing Technology I (1.0)
Plumbing Technology II (1.0)
Intro to Accounting (1.0)
Accounting I (1.0)
Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance (1.0)
Investigating Careers (1.0)
College & Career Readiness (1.0)
Instructional Standards in Education and Training (1.0)
Mastering Microsoft Excel (1.0)
Principles of Agriculture (1.0)
Agriculture I (1.0)
Agriculture II (1.0)
Introduction to Java (1.0)
STEM 1: Intro to Coding (1.0)
STEM 2: Javascript (1.0)
STEM 3: Electronics & Coding (1.0)

9. Electives
📒6.0 Credits Required:

At least 1.0 credit within a core content area.

High school courses from any subject area may be used to fulfill the electives requirement, including foreign languages.

TOTAL: 26.0 Credits🏆

Note: To qualify for graduation with honors, a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.

👩‍🎓👨‍🎓🎓👩‍🎓👨‍🎓🎓👩‍🎓👨‍🎓🎓👩‍🎓👨‍🎓🎓👩‍🎓👨‍🎓🎓👩‍🎓👨‍🎓🎓👩‍🎓👨‍🎓

📒TRANSFERRING CREDITS

✔Credits earned while attending another high school may be transferable.
✔An official transcript will be required for the transfer of credits.
✔Only credits with a grade of C- or greater (or 70% and above) are eligible for transfer.
✔Acellus Academy reserves the right to decline the transfer of credit(s).
✔As a minimum, students must complete the entire 12th grade through Acellus Academy (minimum of 6 credits).

❗APPLYING FOR GRADUATION🙌🎊🥳🪅

Upon completion of the graduation requirements, students must submit the High School Graduation Application: https://www.acellusacademy.com/graduation/

This form collects information regarding the credits completed and must be electronically signed by the student and a parent. Upon submission of the form, instructions will be provided for remitting the graduation fees.

Sourced from https://www.acellusacademy.com/graduation-requirements/#honors on 16.08.2021.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.