Mississippi Scholars Curriculum
for Seniors of School Year 2015 and Later

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

4 credits must consist of:

  • English I (1)
  • English II (1)
  • English III (1)
  • English IV (1)

MATHEMATICS

4 credits must consist of:

  • Algebra I (1)
  • Geometry (1)
  • Algebra II (1)
  • And one Carnegie Unit of comparable rigor and content may come from Mathematics courses approved for Mississippi Scholars Credit (www.mississippischolars.ms)

SCIENCE

4 credits must consist of:

  • Biology I (1)
  • Chemistry (1)
  • Any two Carnegie Units of comparable rigor and content (Physics (1) preferred). Additionally, one Carnegie Unit may come from a Career Technical Education course.

SOCIAL STUDIES

4 credits must consist of:

  • World Geography (1/2)
  • Mississippi Studies (1/2)
  • World History Studies (1)
  • U.S. History (1)
  • U.S. Government (1/2)
  • Economics (1/2)

ARTS

1 credit of:

  • One Carnegie Unit of visual and performing arts meeting the requirements for high school graduation or
  • 2 units for the completion of the 2 course sequence Computer Graphics Technology I & II

ADVANCED ELECTIVES

2 credits must consist of:

  • Two Foreign Languages or a 5th Math or 5th Science of higher rigor

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • 40 Hours of Community orVolunteer Service during 4 years of high school
  • 18 ACT Composite Score (Overall Score)
  • 2.5 cumulative high school GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • 3 letters of recommendation (one from each of the following – principal, guidance counselor and business/community leader for students with more than 4 in-school suspensions)
  • 95% School Attendance during 4 years of high school
  • No out-of-school suspension
  • Mississippi Scholars must also complete any remaining State-mandated high school graduation requirements.
  • Advanced Placement courses may be substituted in Mississippi Scholars subject areas.
  • Dual credit and online courses are acceptable.

 

CLICK HERE for a list of approved courses that can be substituted for Mississippi Scholars Credit