High School Academics
The Morrison Board of Education recognizes that a 12-year course of study in certain specific subject areas has proven to be beneficial in assisting students to become productive citizens and to prepare for advanced studies. Therefore, it is the policy of the board of education that a minimum of 23 units of credit be earned in the subject areas listed below to be eligibile for graduation.
In order to graduate from from an Oklahoma public school, all students will be required to complete the "college preparatory / work ready curriculum or sets of competencies" at the secondary level unless the student, by means of written approval by the parent or legal guardian enrolls in the "core curriculum." Both the "college preparatory / work ready curriculum" and the "core curriculum" require a minimum of 23 credits.
The "college preparatory / work ready curriculum" includes the following:
- 4 units of English to include: Grammar, Composition, Literature, or any English course approved for college admission requirements.
- 3 units of mathematics, limited to Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Math Analysis, Calculus, Advanced Placement Statistics, or any mathematics course with content and/or rigor above Algebra I and approved for college admission requirements.
- 3 units of laboratory science, limited to Biology, Chemistry, Physics or any laboratory science course with content and/or rigor equal to or above Biology and approved for college admission requirements.
- 3 units of history and citizenship skills, including one unit of American History, one half-unit of Oklahoma History, one half-unit of United States Government, and one unit from the subjects of History, Government, Geography, Economics, Civics, or Non-Wester culture and approved for college admission requirements.
- 2 units of the same foreign or non-English language or two units of computer technology approved for college admission requirements, whether taught at a high school or technology center school, including computer programming, hardware, and business computer applications, such as word processing, databases, spreadsheets, and graphics, excluding keyboarding and typing courses.
- 1 additional unit selected from the above categories or career and technology education courses approved for college admission requirements; and
- 1 unit or set of competencies in fine arts, such as music, art, or drama, or 1 unit or set of competencies in speech.
- 6 electives
In addition to the curriculum reqirements, students shall complete the requirements for a personal financial literacy passport as set forth in the Passport to Financial Literacy Act.
Students must also pass Algebra I and English II plus two of the remaining five End of Instruction Exams (English II, Geometry, Algebra II, US History, Biology I) with a score of either proficient or advanced.