• 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 (2)
    • And one Carnegie Unit of comparable rigor and content may come from Mathematics courses approved for Mississippi Scholars Credit (http://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 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 or Volunteer 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.