Graduation Requirements

This information is designed to help the students of Helias plan a well-balanced 4-year program. The normal student load for freshmen and sophomores is 6 credits plus Theology. Juniors and seniors may take from 5 to 6 credits plus Theology. Before selecting his/her courses, the student should read the course descriptions carefully, noting the required and elective programs that will best prepare him/her for today and tomorrow. With the assistance of the administration, teachers, counselors, and parents, the student is encouraged to choose his/her program wisely.

In compliance with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Helias requires 26 credits for graduation.

Subject Helias Graduation Requirements University of Missouri System Enrollment Requirements Proposed College Requirements
I /my student wants to attend ________________.
Theology 4 Credits
1 credit per year
No Credit Required
English 4 Credits
1 credit per year
Helias graduation requirements fulfill the minimum requirement in this subject area
Math 3 Credits
Any 3 credits
4 Credits, Algebra I level or higher
Science 3 Credits
Any 3 credits
3 Credits, one of which must be a lab.
Social Studies 3 Credits
Civics – .5 credit
American History 1 credit
3 Credits
Physical Education 1 Credit
Foreign Language 2 Credits in the same language
Fine Arts 1 Credit 1 Credit
Practical Arts 1 Credit
Health .5 Credit
Electives 5.5 Credits Dependent upon college major intent/interest

Grading Scale

Regular grading scale: AP course grading scale:
100-93 A 4.0 100-90 A 4.0
92-90 B+ 3.7 89-87 B+ 3.7
89-87 B 3.4 86-84 B 3.4
86-85 B- 3.0 83-80 B- 3.0
84-81 C+ 2.7 79-77 C+ 2.7
80-78 C 2.4 76-74 C 2.4
77-75 C- 2.0 73-70 C- 2.0
74-73 D+ 1.7 69-67 D+ 1.7
72-71 D 1.4 66-64 D 1.49
70 D- 1.0 63-60 D- 1.0
69-0 F 0 59-0 F 0