Graduation Requirements

  • Credit Requirements

    Planning your four years at Mountain Pointe is easy when you refer to the chart below. First, determine whether your future plans include community college, an in-state public university, an ultimate university (i.e., the Ivy League schools), or somewhere in between. Then, plan to take at least the minimum course of study in each academic area. All students must meet the requirements in the left column in order to graduate. If in doubt, it is always a good idea to aim high and keep all doors open. When you decide later, you will be well-prepared for whichever path you choose.

     

    High School Graduation/
     Community College

    In-State University
     Entrance Requirements

    Ultimate University
    Preparation

    NCAA Divisions 1 & 2
    Athletic Eligibility
    (ALL earned in high school)

    English

    4 credits

    4 credits

    4 credits
    (composition
    and literature)

    D1:  4 credits
    D2:  3 credits

    Math

    4
    (Algebra; Geom;
    Alg 3-4; 1 additional)

    4
    (Algebra;  Geom;
    Alg 3-4; Pre-Calc+)

    4
    (college prep mathematics)

    D1:  3 credits
    D2:  2 credits
    (all at Algebra or higher)

    Lab
    Science

    3
    (1 physical; 1 life; 
    1 additional)

    3
    (1 physical; 1 life; 
    1 integ/physical)

    4
    (include chemistry and physics)

    2 credits

    Social
     Studies

    3
    (World History/Geog;
    US/AZ History;
    US Gov; Economics)

    2
    (US History;
    1 additional)

    3-4

    2 credits

    Foreign
     Language

     0

    2
    (same language)

    4
    (same language)

    (see below)

    Fine Art/
    CTE (VE)

    1
    (any)

    1
    (Fine Art)

    1
    (Fine Art)

     

    Fine Art/
    CTE (VE)/
    Pract Art

    1
    (any)

     

     

     

    Phys Ed

    1

     

     

     

    Health Ed

    0.5

     

     

     

    Electives

    5.5

     

     

     

    TOTAL CREDITS

    23.0

    16 Core Competency Courses

     

    16.0

    Exams/
    Other


    Plus any one of:
    - top 25% rank in class
    - 3.0 cumulative GPA
    - 1040 SAT (CR+M)
    - 22 ACT (Composite)

    Requirements Vary:
    Check specifics for your universities of interest

    DIVISION 1
    ADD 1 cr core English/Math/Sci
    AND 4 cr any other core classes
    DIVISION 2

    ADD 3 cr core English/Math/Sci
    AND 4 cr any other core classes


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Additional Graduation Requirements

  • No more than one credit earned as an administrative assistant will be counted among the credits required for graduation. Students MUST obtain approval from the Registrar and complete and submit an Alternative Credit form (from the Guidance Office) prior to enrolling in outside online or correspondence course programs. To obtain core credit for courses taken in these off-campus programs, students may be required to take district tests before credit will be given. All official transcripts must be submitted to and verified by the Registrar’s Office by May 1st of each year.

    Progress Reports and Report Cards

    Mountain Pointe High School evaluates student progress every nine weeks. A report card will be mailed home. In addition, a progress report will be mailed home midway through the nine-week period. 

    Final Exams

    All students must take final examinations. No early finals will be administered. Students who receive an “unexcused” absence on final exam day will receive a “0” and not be allowed to make up the exam. Students who are absent on a final’s day should contact their administrator to set up makeup exams. Any exam that does not get made up in the allowed time will be changed to an F.