Academics: Jr High & High School

Graduation Requirements

SUBJECT/CREDIT:

4 Bible (1 credit for each year of attendance at ECHS)
4 English
3 Mathematics
3 Social Science
3 Science
1 Physical Education
1 Practical Art
1 Fine Art
6 units of additional electives

* 26 Credits are required for graduation.

Recommended Courses Offered by Grade

9th Grade
Bible
Algebra I or Geometry
English
Biology
Health/PE
Band or Geo/Computer
Elective
Study Hall

10th Grade
Bible
Geometry or Algebra II
English
Chemistry or Earth Science
World History
Foreign Language
Elective
Study Hall

11th Grade
Bible
Algebra II or Pre-Calc (Dual Credit)
English or Honors English
A&P or Env. Science
US History
Foreign Language
Elective
Study Hall

12th Grade
Bible
Pre-Calc (Dual Credit) or Calculus
English or Honors English
A&P or Physics
Govt/Psych (Dual Credit)
Foreign Language
Elective
Study Hall

Electives
Spanish I and II (10-12)
Honors Physics (12)
Environmental Science (11-12)
Consumer Math (11-12)
Choir (7-12)
Journalism/Yearbook (9-12)
Art (7-12)
Band (7-12)
Anatomy and Physiology (11-12)
Psychology (11-12) – Dual Credit/Alt. Year
Human Growth and Dev. (11-12) – Dual Credit/Alt. Year
Advanced PE/Weights

Kansas Universities Qualified
Admissions Standards (college-bound)

To guarantee admission to six of the state’s universities (Emporia State University, Fort Hays State University, Kansas State University, Pittsburg State University, The University of Kansas, and Wichita State University), use the standards below, set by the Kansas Board of Regents.

ACCREDITED HIGH SCHOOL
Freshmen applicants, aged 21 & younger, who graduate from an accredited high school, will be guaranteed admission to six state universities by meeting the Qualified Admissions requirements designated by each university, as follows:

ESU, PSU, FHSU, & WSU:

  • ACT 21+ (SAT 1060) or Cumulative GPA 2.25+*
  • Cumulative GPA 2.0+ for College Credit earned in High School

K-State:

  • ACT 21+ (SAT 1060) or GPA 3.25+*
  • Cumulative GPA 2.0+ for College Credit earned in High School

KU:

  • ACT 21+ (SAT 1060) and Cumulative GPA 3.25+or ACT 24+ (SAT 1160) and Cumulative GPA 3.0+*
  • Cumulative GPA 2.5+ for College Credit earned in High School

KANSAS SCHOLARS CURRICULUM IS RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED: To best prepare for the rigor of college level courses, following Kansas Scholars curriculum is recommended (see below).

* If you do not meet the qualified admission requirements, you are still encouraged to apply. Your application will be reviewed individually. Contact the university admissions office for more information.

** Students are strongly encouraged to take a math every year in high school.

*** ECHS recommends (but does not require) 2 years of foreign language.

Kansas Scholars Curriculum:

To best prepare for the rigor of college level courses, following Kansas Scholars curriculum is recommended.

One unit is equivalent to one year, or two semesters:

4 units of English. 4 units of Math (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and Advanced Math). 3 units of Social Science (1 unit of U.S. History, .5 unit of U.S. Gov, .5 unit of World History, 1 unit of Social Science course). 3 units of Science (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics). 2 units of the same Foreign Language.

* See KS Scholars Page for Math and Social Science course list.

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