Course Catalog


Students must earn 4.0 credits (eight semesters) of English to graduate.

Grade  MHS Graduation Requirement  Advanced Sequence
9  English Language Arts 9  Honors English Language Arts 9
10  English Language Arts 10  Honors English Language Arts 10
11  American Literature & Composition  AP English Language/Composition
12  English Language Arts 12  AP English Literature/Composition




Two (2) credits /four (2) semesters of Fine, Visual, Technical, or Performing Arts is required for graduation.




Three years of math (3.0 credits) are required, which must include Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II or equivalent (**alternative math course options available with parent signature). 

Math is not restricted to any specific grade level and it is a sequential learning subject.  College-bound students should consult their college of choice and program of study to determine the math requirement and level of math required for admission.

Our goal in Math is to ensure that every student successfully completes their Math sequence through Algebra II, at a minimum. Successfully completing Algebra II is important for two reasons: 

  1. Algebra II has a level of complexity and depth in real world problem solving and critical thinking that is extremely important for students to learn and experience, and 
  2. Successful completion of Algebra II also opens up college and university options for students that have the goal of continuing their formal education after high school.  We believe keeping that option open for all students is important. We also seek to support and push as many students as possible into higher levels of Math beyond Algebra II here at MHS. The critical thinking, problem solving, and application skills that students learn as they progress into higher levels of Math are so critical in the 21st century. The Math sequencing below outlines the Math courses and how they build on each other as students progress in their Math.

Career and College Readiness

If you are interested in a Degree or future Vocation in a Mathematical field it is important to work hard in Math classes from the start of your high school career.  For instance, did you know that one of the requirements for the Electrician Apprenticeship through JATC is to have a, “‘C’ average or better in one year of high school Algebra.” 

Math sequence



Career and Technical Education (CTE) is a planned program of course work containing hands-on, career-connected learning that prepares students to be college, career, and future ready! CTE courses integrate 21st century skills, professional and technical skills, and core academic knowledge. CTE courses may provide the opportunity to earn college credit or industry recognized credentials (IRC’s).  

CTE Programs: 

  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Business and Marketing
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Health Sciences
  • Skilled and Technical Sciences
  • STEM

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Requirements:  Two semesters of CTE classes are required for graduation. 




Two (2.0) PE Credits are required to graduate.

Freshmen must successfully complete Introduction to Fitness or equivalent before they can take another PE class.

Fee for equipment use and maintenance.  A fine amounting to the full price of the strap will be assigned if the strap is not returned—up to $20.



 Graduation Requirements  Attending a 4-year university after MHS
 3.0 credits of science  4 years of science highly recommended
 2.0 of the 3.0 credits are lab   based sciences  Completion of an algebra based science course: Chemistry, AP Chemistry,   Physics, AP Physics, or Cell Biotechnology & Forensics

Recommended Science Sequence 



Four (4) credits on Social Studies required to graduate.

Grade  MHS Graduation Requirement  Advanced Sequence
9  World Geography/World History  AP Human Geography
10  Modern World History  AP World History OR AP European History
11  United States History  AP United States History
12  Civics/Contemporary World Problems  AP US Government and Politics


Suggested courses for each grade level:




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Graduation Pathways

Students must complete a minimum of one pathway and indicate their preference in their High School and Beyond Plan. Students should pursue multiple pathways to keep all of their options open as they progress through high school.



  • Smarter Balanced HS Assessment (ELA and/or Math)
  • Minimum SAT or ACT scores on ELA and/or Math sections
  • Be eligible to earn College Credit in ELA and/or Math through Running Start, College in the High School or Dual Credit
  • Transition Course in ELA and/or Math such as Math 107
  • AP Courses or Exams in ELA and/or Math with a 3 or better score
  • Any combination of ELA and Math option from any of the General Postsecondary Education Pathways above


  • Complete a set sequence of 2.0 or more credits that either include a dual credit course or lead to an industry-recognized credential
  • Complete a Core Plus program


  • ASVAB minimum entry score


  • Up to 180 hours (per 1 credit) of CTE Work-Based Learning credit may be earned by students working in a field connected to their CTE pathway.
  • An additional graduation requirement that is not connected to credit is the Certificate of Academic Achievement
  • Access for the College Academic Distribution Requirements (CADR) and other related minimum college admission information. See page 3 for more information about state requirements.

Honors & Awards

Valedictorian: Highest GPA w/minimum of 6 graded (A-F) classes in each of the first 7 semesters and maintaining GPA during last grading period.

Salutatorian: Second highest GPA w/minimum of 6 graded (A-F) classes in each of the first 7 semesters maintaining GPA during last grading period.

High Honors

  • Gold Honor Cord awarded to students who earn 3.75 cumulative GPA and above for the first 7 semesters
  • Silver Honor Cord awarded to students who earn 3.5-3.749 cumulative GPA for first 7 semesters 

Academic Challenge: Completion of the following courses is required to be eligible for an award:

  • 3 years of a World Language
  • 4 years of English (2 AP Equivalents or Running Start)
  • 4 years of Math (must include Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus or AP Statistics)
  • 4 years of Science 
  • 4 years of Social Studies (2 AP Equivalents or Running Start)

Honor Roll: GPA of 3.5 for the semester 

Service Learning

Service learning provides students the opportunity to earn credit for a service project or combination of service projects in the community. This is a voluntary option.

Things to know

  • Pre-approval by counselor and principal is required
  • 75 hours of service is required for 0.5 credit. It can be repeatable up to 2 credits
  • Parent or student is responsible for transportation and contacting the community agency where student would like to serve.