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Jr. High and High School

To graduate from Simpson County Academy a student must:

1.  Earn a total of 22 Carnegie Units as outlined below.

English – 4

Math – 4 (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II required)

Science – 4 (Biology I and Chemistry I required)

History – 4

Computer – 1

Arts – 1

Sr. Project – ½

Foreign Language – 2 (Spanish I and II required)

Electives – number needed to total 22 credits

 

2.  Complete Senior Project by end of the 1st semester of senior year.

 

3.  Take the following required classes:

English I, II, III, IV

Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II

Biology I and Chemistry I

MS Studies/Geography, World History, American History, US Gov’t/Economics

Computer (9th grade)

Art

Spanish I and II

 

Mississippi Scholars Curriculum
for Seniors of School Year 2015 and Later

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

4 credits must consist of:

English I (1)

English II (1)

English III (1)

English IV (1)

MATHEMATICS

4 credits must consist of:

Algebra I (1)

Geometry (1)

Algebra II (1)

And one Carnegie Unit of comparable rigor and content may come from Mathematics courses approved for Mississippi Scholars Credit (www.mississippischolars.ms)

SCIENCE

4 credits must consist of:

Biology I (1)

Chemistry (1)

Any two Carnegie Units of comparable rigor and content (Physics (1) preferred). Additionally, one Carnegie Unit may come from a Career Technical Education course.

SOCIAL STUDIES

4 credits must consist of:

World Geography (1/2)

Mississippi Studies (1/2)

World History Studies (1)

U.S. History (1)

U.S. Government (1/2)

Economics (1/2)

ARTS

1 credit of:

One Carnegie Unit of visual and performing arts meeting the requirements for high school graduation or

2 units for the completion of the 2 course sequence Computer Graphics Technology I & II

ADVANCED ELECTIVES

2 credits must consist of:

Two Foreign Languages or a 5th Math or 5th Science of higher rigor

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

40 Hours of Community orVolunteer Service during 4 years of high school

18 ACT Composite Score (Overall Score)

2.5 cumulative high school GPA on a 4.0 scale

3 letters of recommendation (one from each of the following – principal, guidance counselor and business/community leader for students with more than 4 in-school suspensions)

95% School Attendance during 4 years of high school

No out-of-school suspension

Mississippi Scholars must also complete any remaining State-mandated high school graduation requirements.

Advanced Placement courses may be substituted in Mississippi Scholars subject areas.

Dual credit and online courses are acceptable.

 

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Student Opportunities

  • U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) Tuesday encouraged eligible Mississippi high school students to apply for the 2017 U.S. Senate Youth Program (USSYP).

    http://ussenateyouth.org/

  • Girls State 2016

    Girls State Application

    The delegates have to be sponsored through an American Legion Auxiliary Unit, regardless of who is the patron who pays the delegate fee for each student.  Good news!  The delegate fee dropped to $200 this year per delegate and GS will again be at USM in Hattiesburg from June 5-10.  When these applications are completed (make sure they follow directions), contact Mrs. Jane Watts, President of Unit 74, at 601-940-8873.  If you cannot contact Mrs. Watts, send the applications, as directed, to Nancy Sanders here at Headquarters in Jackson (P O Box 1382, Jackson, MS 39215-1382). 

  • Boy's State

    Go to http://www.msboysstate.com/ for more information. 

  • Thinking about becoming a physician?  Is med school in your future?  If you are a Junior and interested in medicine, you may want to consider the MSU Rural Medical Scholars Program. 

  • What is the Governor's Page Program?
    The Governor's Page Program provides an opportunity for high school students to spend a week in Jackson during the regular Legislative session and learn the roles and functions of state government.  Each week, Pages will assist employees with various tasks related to the ongoing Legislative session.  In addition to their daily responsibilities, Pages will have the opportunity to attend press conferences, tour the State Capitol and the Governor’s Mansion, participate in service projects and meet Governor Bryant.

    Criteria
    Each applicant must be between the ages of 16 and 18 and in good academic standing with their school.  Appointments are made on a first come, first serve basis.  Prior approval must be granted by the school counselor.  In addition to the application, two recommendations must be submitted for consideration.

  • The Mississippi Governor's School is a residential honors program established in 1981 at Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, Mississippi by the administration and faculty and by Governor William F. Winter.

    MGS is designed to provide academic, creative and leadership experiences for a select number of rising high school juniors and seniors who have demonstrated exceptional ability and achievement in their studies and who show high intellectual, creative, and leadership potential.