High school students are able to choose a variety of classes to meet their career and educational goals. On this page you will find links and information to choose classes housed within the high school and through Kirkwood Community College.
High School Courses
- Look at the high school courses available to students, the grades the courses are available, and prerequisite courses. Access the Registration Handbook below.
- Please reference pages 5-15 of the Registration Handbook for Programs of Study to help students to choose classes to fit their career interests.
Programs of Study (classes to take given career interests)
To take Kirkwood Community College classes the following year, students must complete the following process:
- Create an account
- Check emails from Kirkwood to receive your k number
- Establish your password on MyHub
- After logging in, complete the College Credit in High School application
- Complete the Course Request form for your grade with requested Kirkwood classes and return to the high school office by the due date
- Complete the Concurrent Enrollment Agreement Form and return to the high school office by the due date
- If students are proficient in math, reading, and science on ISASP, they will be invited to request classes on Kirkwood’s Dual Enroll program
- Students will request Kirkwood classes during the school’s Powerschool request process
|REQUIRED CREDITS FOR GRADUATION||Credits|
|ENGLISH – Four years of English are required, including English I and English II or Advanced English I/ II, English III, two or four semesters of English electives (AP English, English IV, KCC Composition, or Western World Lit).|
|SCIENCE – Three years of science are required. Beginning with the class of 2019, Science 9 is required of all 9th-grade students, Biology for 10th grade, and Chemistry for all 11th graders.|
|MATHEMATICS – Three years of Mathematics are required. Beginning with the class of 2020, Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II are required. Computer courses do not fulfill the Math requirement.|
|SOCIAL STUDIES – The required courses include World History (10 – 12th grade), US History (9 – 12th grade), Economics (11th or 12th grade), and American Government (12th grade).|
|PHYSICAL EDUCATION & HEALTH – Five credits of PE are required – Health 1 and Health 2 in 9th grade and 1 credit each year. If you opt-out or waiver a semester, you must document 120 minutes of physical activity (10 – 12th grade)|