Advanced Academics

Program Requirements

Early Graduation Option:

Three Year 24 Credit Program

  • Completion of all high school requirements except English 4 and Government/Economics before the junior year.

  • College readiness courses recommended in grades 9, 10, 11, and all vocational certifications must be completed upon graduation.

  • Completion of an” Early Graduation Application” is required during the Sophomore year.

  • College-ready score on the PERT exam or ACT/SAT is required during the Sophomore year. 

  • Note: Student must maintain a 3.5 unweighted GPA and earn 18.5 credits before the junior year.                                                                                                               

  • Students may complete twelve to fifteen DE credits each semester during the senior year through the Early College Admission Program.

  • Advanced Placement, Honors, and Online courses are encouraged to help meet vocational and H.S. requirements.

  • All but the following graduation requirements must be completed before entering the program:  English, Government, and Economics. A PERT Math score of 123 or higher is needed.

  • Note: Students must maintain a 3.5 unweighted GPA, good attendance, and exceptional conduct always. Applications for the program are accepted in the summer of grade 11 only. 

  • Completion of 3 to 4 high school courses while in middle school and pass all EOC exams during the first administration.

  • Summer DE is required for grades 9, 10, and 11; two DE courses per semester are recommended;

  • All high school requirements and 18.5 credits must be completed before junior year.

  • Students must complete twelve to fifteen DE credits each semester during the senior year through the Early College Admission Program.

  • Advanced Placement, Honors, and Online courses are encouraged to help meet vocational and H.S. requirements.

  • A PERT Math score of 123 or higher is needed. Participation in the Tutoring for Academic Success Project (TAS) is expected.

  • Note: Students must maintain a 3.5 unweighted GPA, good attendance, and exceptional conduct always. Applications for the program are accepted in the freshmen year only. 

  • Complete 3 to 4 high school courses while in middle school and pass all EOC exams during the first administration (i.e., Algebra I Honors/Geometry Honors/ Biology Honors).

  • Students must complete the AP Seminar and AP Research coursework and pass (6) AP exams with a score of (3) or higher to receive the AP Capstone Diploma.

  • Students who complete the AP Seminar and AP Research coursework but do not have the necessary AP exam scores or credits will receive the Capstone Certificate only.

  • Students interested in the program should complete 1-AP course in 9th grade, 2-AP courses in 10th grade, 4-AP courses in 11th grade and 6-AP courses (in total) by the end of 12th grade.

  • Students selecting the AP Capstone Program will remain in the program until completion.

  • Note: Students must maintain a 3.2 unweighted GPA, good attendance, and exceptional conduct always. Teacher recommendation required and program guidelines cannot be altered.