Graduation Requirements

This information is designed to help the students of Helias Catholic plan a well-balanced four-year program.

The normal student load for freshmen and sophomores is six credits plus theology. Juniors and seniors may take five to six credits plus theology. Before selecting courses, students should read the course descriptions carefully, noting the required and elective programs that will best prepare them for today and tomorrow.

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

Subject Helias Catholic 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 Catholic 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, 1 of which must be a lab
Social Studies 3 credits
Civics – 0.5 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 0.5 credit
Electives 5.5 credits Dependent upon college major intent/interest

Grading Scale

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