Keystone Oaks High School’s 2023-2024 Program of Studies reflects some positive and exciting changes for our High School students! As the District implements its new Strategic Plan, the changes to program and course offerings are designed to reflect the priorities outlined in the Strategic Plan, ensuring that we are meeting the students’ needs and are preparing them for whichever career path they choose after graduation.
A few important notes about the Program of Studies and some recent changes:
- Students will be required to earn 26.5 credits (25.5 credits plus 0.5 credits for community service and 0.5 credits for career readiness) in order to graduate. Outlined in District Policy and the Program of Studies, students are presently responsible for earning the following credits:
- English – 4 credits
- Social Studies - 4 credits
- Math – 4 credits
- Science – 4 credits
- Physical Education/Health - 1 credit
- Electives – 8 credits (must include .5 Speech, .5 Key to the Future 10, and .5 Money Matters)
- Computer Science - .5 credit
- Community Service - .5 credit
- Career Readiness - .5 credit
- Effective with the class of 2020, class rank is no longer being published on student transcripts and is only being calculated for internal purposes, such as for scholarship applications or when required by an institution.
- Starting with the class of 2023, Keystone Oaks School District will no longer recognize the top two graduates (a valedictorian and a salutatiorian). Instead, the District will recognize graduates in three categories:
- Honors - QPA 3.5-3.74
- High Honors - QPA 3.75+
- Distinguished Graduate - QPA 4.01+ and 100 or more hours of community service and a leadership position within the school or community.
- Keystone Oaks High School will offer in the spring a two-credit Senior Internship course. The internship is not mandatory, but is an opportunity for students to gain hands-on, real world experience by working with a site supervisor at two different placements. Students will complete an internship as part of their school day, during the spring semester.
The Program of Studies describes what Keystone Oaks High School plans to offer for the next academic year. Course offerings may need to change for many reasons. In addition School policies, procedures, and requirements are described here. This information is as accurate as possible. At times changes in policies, clerical errors or other factors can result in publication of incorrect or incomplete information. It is our intent to provide clear and accurate information; however, the Program of Studies is not a binding contract.