• Class Rank

    Beginning with 2017 Graduating Class and continuing on, there will no longer be the position of Valedictorian or Salutatorian.  Students graduating will be recognized during the graduation ceremony for their accomplishments using the following criteria:

     

    Recognition

    GPA Required

    Add’l Required Criteria

    Highest Honors

    3.9 & Higher

    ·        Student enrolled & received credit for 2 Advanced Placement &/or dual credit classes

    ·        Students enrolled & received credit for 2 of the same  foreign language course

    ·        Students completed at least the following

    -         4 English Honors Credits

    -         4 Math Credits – including Math I, II, III and a higher math course

    -         4 Science Credits

    -         4 Social Studies Credits

    -         Student obtained the minimum ACT or SAT score necessary for receipt of the WV Promise Scholarship which must be taken during or before fall ACT testing of the student’s senior yr. in order for this criteria to be considered

    High Honors

    3.8 – 3.89

    Same as Highest Honors - above

    Honors

    3.5 – 3.79

    Not applicable

     


    Chart V:  High School Programming (9-12) Course Options

     

    Courses Required To Be Offered in addition to all courses listed in Chart IV

    Additional Course Options

    English Language Arts*

    Transition English Language Arts for Seniors

    A minimum of one AP® English courses

    English 12 CR

    Additional AP® English Courses

    English Language Arts College Courses

    Other English Language Courses based on student need and interest

    IB Program Courses

    Math *

    Math I Lab

    Algebra I Support

    Math IV-Trig/Pre-calculus

    Calculus

    Transition Mathematics for Seniors

    A minimum of one AP® math course

    Additional AP® Mathematics Courses inclusive of AP® Computer Science A

    Advanced Mathematical Modeling

    STEM Readiness Mathematics

    Math IV TR

    Transition Mathematics for Seniors

    Mathematics college courses

    IB Program Courses

    Computer Science and Mathematics

          Dual Credit College Courses

    County Created and Approved Math Courses higher than Algebra II

    Science*

    Chemistry

    Human Anatomy and Physiology

    Physics

    Physical Science

    A minimum of one AP® science course

    Additional AP® Science courses

    Environmental Science

    Forensics

    Science college courses

    Computer Science - GIS

    Dual Credit College Courses

    CTE Nursing/Science Courses

    AC Energy and Power (courses 1-4)

    Animal and Plant Biotechnology

    Principles of Agriculture Science-Plan

    Principles of Engineering

    Human Body Systems

    AC Innovations in Science and Technology (courses 1-4)

    Natural Resources Management

    Therapeutic Services (Courses I, II, and III)

    Additional IB Program Courses

    Social Studies*

    Contemporary Studies

    Economics

    Geography

    A minimum of one AP® social studies course

    AP® Comparative Government and Politics

    AP® European History

    AP® Human Geography

    AP® Macroeconomics

    AP® Microeconomics

    AP® Psychology

    AP® World History

    IB Program Courses

    Financial Literacy

    Psychology

    Social Studies college courses

    Sociology

    Dual Credit College Courses

    World Language

    Three levels of one world language

    Other world languages based on student need and interest

    AP® World Language

    World Language college courses

    Health*

    Any courses required to satisfy a Personalized Education Plan

    Other health courses based on student need and interest

    Health college courses

    Physical Education*

    Any courses required to satisfy a Personalized Education Plan and one lifetime physical education course

    Other physical education courses based on student need and interest

    Physical education college courses

    The Arts*

    Four sequential courses in music (both choral and instrumental), visual art (general art and/or studio art), dance, theatre, film studies

    AP® Arts Courses

    Arts college courses

    The following CTE courses will fulfill the 1 credit Arts requirement:

    ·    Fundamentals of Illustration (1851)

    ·    Fundamentals of Graphic Design (1857)

    ·    Advanced Illustration (1861)

    ·    Advanced Graphic Design (1859)

    ·    Ornamental Metalwork (1982)

    ·    Digital Imaging I (1431)

    ·    Drafting Techniques (1727)

    ·    Floriculture (0213)

    Career and Technical Education*

    Schools must provide students access to concentrations in a minimum of six (6) of the 16 approved WV Career Clusters

    AC courses

    Other CTE courses based on student need and interest

    Driver Education

    One course

     

    Technology

    Computer Science

    Information Technology (IT)

    Information Management

    Web Development

    Other courses based on student need and interest

    All CTE Computer Science/IT Courses

    County Created Computer Science/IT       Courses

    Computer Science in the Modern World

                   5.4.c.  Programs of Study  --  The programs of study identified in Charts I-V must be available to all students as noted above.

                   5.4.c.1.  A student who transfers into a West Virginia school that has higher graduation requirements may not be able to complete these requirements.  In such cases, the student's credits shall be evaluated to determine if one or more county and/or state requirements will be waived by the county or state superintendent.

                   5.4.c.2.  If a student has been enrolled continuously in grades 9-12, the student shall be expected to meet the graduation requirements that were in effect when he or she entered grade 9 unless amended by WVBE policy.

                   5.4.c.3.  If a student has enrolled after dropping out of school, the requirements that a student must meet depend upon the length of time he or she has been out of school.  If the student has been out of school less than one academic year, he or she would be expected to complete the graduation requirements that were in effect when he or she entered grade 9 for the first time.  If the student has been out of school one year or more, he or she would be expected to complete the graduation requirements in effect upon re-enrollment.

                   5.4.c.4.  A student must be enrolled in a mathematics course each year of high school.