Emporia High School Enrollment Planning Guide

Updated: November 2016

Introduction

This publication is a resource for students and parents regarding the courses of study and enrollment procedures at Emporia High School.

All courses offered are listed and the descriptions will make students aware of the material to be covered in each class. Before making course selections, students and parents should carefully read all materials. Special attention should be given to the prerequisites. Students and parents must accept the responsibility for making careful decisions. Students must keep track of their credits and requirements for graduation. Qualified Admissions, NCAA regulations and career pathways information also are included.

Teachers, counselors and administrators are ready to assist all students in selecting a schedule that will fit individual needs and interests.

How to Use the Guide

  • A student’s classification at the start of the school year determines his/her classification for the full school year.
  • A student will be classified as a freshman or 9th grader on completion of the course of study in an accredited junior high school or from any school including the 8th grade when the sending school recommends that the student be accepted at the freshman level.
  • A student must have completed six units of credit to be classified as a sophomore or 10th grader.
  • A student must have completed 12 units of credit to be classified as a junior or 11th grader.
  • A student must have completed 17 units of credit to be classified as a senior or 12th grader.

Message from the Principal

britton_hartParents and students are encouraged to select courses together. These selections will impact a student’s short-range and long-range plans. Our program of study has been developed to offer our students information for making progress toward a high school diploma and in making decisions and building toward learning in the future, beyond high school.

Our comprehensive instructional program is designed to meet the varying needs of students. Minimum graduation requirements are outlined in this publication but parents and students are encouraged to select a rigorous academic program to challenge and prepare students for the ever-changing world that lies ahead. So, plan your high school program with post high school objectives in mind.

We hope our efforts in designing this site will assist you in making wise choices and aid you in having a rewarding year. Our staff is always available to help you with your planning and questions.

Our goal is that every student is prepared to succeed in his/her education both now and in the future.

Sincerely yours,

Britton Hart, Principal

Mission Statement

The mission of Emporia High School is to encourage a positive attitude toward learning and to encourage academic excellence in our rapidly changing, multi-cultural society. To achieve this mission the school will:

  • Provide appropriate programs and facilities to encourage academic excellence
  • Maintain an environment that maximizes emotional, physical, social, and psychological development
  • Provide encouragement for nurturing self discipline, self respect, and respect for others
  • Aggressively encourage cooperation between students, teachers, parents, and the community
  • Prepare students to enter the work force or continue post secondary education
  • Prepare students to become responsible citizens.