|English units (Std.)||4|
|Math units (Std.)||3, incl. Algebra I and 1 higher course|
Eff. Class of 2009: 4, incl. Algebra I and 1 higher course
Eff. Class of 2012: 4, incl. Algebra I and 2 higher courses
|Social studies units (Std.)||3|
Notes/Citation: Both pre-2009 and eff. Class of 2009: 3 units must include 1 unit each of World History and U.S. History and .5 unit each of U.S. Government and Mississippi Studies or Mississippi State and Local Government.
|Science units (Std.)||3, incl. Biology I|
Eff. Class of 2012: 4, incl. 1 lab, Biology I
Notes/Citation: Eff. Class of 2012: Lab unit may be satisfied by course selected from physical sciences (physical sciences, chemistry, physics).
|P.E./Health units (Std.)||.5|
Notes/Citation: Both pre-2009 and eff. Class of 2009: .5 unit must be completed in "Comprehensive Health or Family and Individual Health."
Notes/Citation: May be fulfilled by 2-course sequence for Computer Graphics Technology I and II
|Foreign language (Std.)||0|
|Electives units (Std.)||4.5|
|Other units (Std.)||1|
Notes/Citation: Both pre-2009 and eff. Class of 2009: 1 unit "business and technology" comprised of .5 unit each of keyboarding and "Computer Applications."
|TOTAL # units (Std.)||20|
Eff. Class of 2009: 21
|Other diploma options||State does not offer differentiated diploma pathways. State has policy on awarding proficiency-based credit.|
|Technical notes and citations (Std.)||Eff. Class of 2012: All students must complete college preparatory curriculum unless parent requests child's opt-out, in which case the student must complete the graduation requirements effective with the Class of 2009.|
Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards 2004, Appendix A; MISS. CODE ANN. § 37-16-7; Code Miss. R. 36 000 069
|Planning and Counseling Requirement|
|State requires student to adopt learning plan (not including career pathway requirements)||Yes. Each student upon completion of grade 8 must have "developed a career plan which includes career goals, objectives, and a plan for achieving them; and selection of appropriate secondary and post-secondary curriculum. The parent/guardian is required to sign off on a student planned program of study."|
|Additional Coursework Options and Requirements|
|State has policy on early graduation||No|
|State has policy allowing students to meet coursework requirements through proficiency||Yes. Evidence of proficiency in keyboarding and computer applications is accepted in lieu of the .5 unit each of keyboarding and "Computer Applications" if the student earns one unit in any of the courses listed in the Business and Technology Framework (academic and vocational)."|
|Required coursework aligned with college entrance requirements||No|
|All high school students are required to declare a major/career pathway/career focus||No|
|Sources||Learning plan: CMSR 36-000-064|
Proficiency-based credit: Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2004, Revised September 2005
Alignment: High school graduation requirements: Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, Revised September 2005, Appendix A-1, A-2, A-3; College admissions requirements: Board of Trustees, Institutions of Higher Learning, State of Mississippi Policies and Bylaws§ 601.02, amended through February 15, 2006