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INFORMATION
FROM YOUR
COUNSELORS
For freshmen and sophomores
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO GRADUATE?
Meet Olathe School District Graduation requirements
 Must get a passing grade to get credit
 D- or higher is considered a passing grade
Required classes:
 4 credits of English
 1 credit of foreign language/applied communication
 1 credit of fine art—visual or performing
 3 credits of social science
 World history (freshman)
 U. S. History (junior)
 Government (.5 senior)
 .5 social science elective
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credits of math
credits of science—one life science, one physical science
credit of technology
credit of practical and consumer studies
credit of health and wellness
 24 TOTAL credits are required to graduate
 Opportunity to earn 28 (7 credits year/4 years)
WHAT IS GPA?
Grade Point Average
Represents average of grades earned
Used to determine class rank
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Can be for the semester or cumulative
A = 4 points
B = 3 points
C = 2 points
D = 1 point
F = no points
HOW DO YOU CALCULATE GPA?
GPA CALCULATOR
ARE YOU COLLEGE BOUND?
93% of Olathe Students say they are college bound
College Prep Curriculum is the best way to keep all college options open
and to do well in college. 58% OF STUDENTS who enter college finish
within 6 years
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math
social science
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foreign language
COLLEGE ENTRANCE TESTS
Take “for real” starting spring of your junior year
Plan to take 2-4 times to maximize results
 Must register and pay in advance
 Tests are given on Saturday
 BEST preparation is doing well in rigorous classes
 Test prep is available
October testing day is an opportunity for practice
 ACT Plan/Explore is practice for ACT
 PSAT is practice for SAT
KANSAS BOARD OF REGENTS COLLEGE
ADMISSION STANDARDS
CHANGES STARTING WITH THE CLASS OF 2015
Must take precollege or Kansas Scholars Curriculum
 3 year of math w/ math ACT of 22 or 4 years of math
 Must have chemistry or physics
AND get a 21 or higher on ACT or 980 SAT or be in top 1/3 of class
AND get 2.0 on any college credit in high school
SEE FLYER for details.
KU ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
FOR 2016 GRADUATES
Complete pre-college curriculum with 2.0 gpa
AND
 Graduate from high school w/ 3.0 cumulative gpa and ACT of 24+
 Or 3.25 cumulative gpa and ACT of 21+
NOT SURE ABOUT YOUR PLANS FOR THE
FUTURE?
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College may not be the right fit for everyone
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Consider one of the many skilled or technical careers that do not
require a 4-year college degree
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Use Career Cruising to search for interests, careers and schools
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www.careercruising.com
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for your unique log in and password if you forgot
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