Class of 2021 (9th Grade)
Start with the end in mind. Your grades matter- starting NOW! Take advantage of after-school tutoring, or the in-house math tutor that is on campus Tuesday through Fridays, if you need extra help.
Make sure you are aware of graduation requirements.
- English—4 credits
- Math—4 credits (must include Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and one credit of mathematics beyond Algebra II) You are required to take one math each year.
- Science—3 credits (must include Biology, Physics or Chemistry, and one other lab science)
- Social Studies—3 credits (must include a world history or world geography, U. S. History, Economics and U. S. Government)
- Wellness—1.5 credits
- Personal Finance–0.5 credit
- Foreign Language–2 credits of the same language
- Fine Arts–1 credit
- Focus Electives—3 credits within your chosen elective area
- Total number of credits—22
Decide on which type of diploma you want to work toward:
- Regular diploma
- Diploma with honors (3.0 G.P.A.)
- Williamson County Honors diploma (3.5 GPA., 14 AP/honors credits, 4 years of science, 4 years of math)
End of Course Exams:
- Algebra I
- Algebra II
- Biology I
- English I
- English II
- U.S. History
- Exit Exam: ACT
It is VERY important that you always try to do your very best in all of your classes. The grades will follow you for the rest of your life. You are responsible for making sure that you are taking the right courses. Counselors will assist you in selecting the classes, but you have to take an active part in your education.
Search out and develop your interests in academics and extracurricular activities. Find something you enjoy and that you can commit to. Colleges would rather see real involvement in one activity than a loose connection to several activities.
Discuss career options with others, such as your school counselor, teachers, recent college graduates who are working, professionals in the community, etc.
ATHLETES!!!!!! If you want to play sports in college, research the National College Athletic Association eligibility requirements. The NCAA requires completion of certain core courses; you can find the specifics at www.ncaaclearinghouse.net