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Russellville High School Graduation Requirements

9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade
English
4 Credits Required
English 1 or Pre-AP
English 1
English 2 or Pre-AP
English 2
English 3 or
AP English Language
English 4,
AP English Literature,
or ATU Concurrent English
Math 
4 Credits Required


1 Credit beyond Algebra 2 required for Smart Core

Algebra 1 or Geometry

Geometry or Algebra 2 (complete Geometry before taking Alg. 2)

Can also take
Bridge to Algebra 2

Algebra 2 or Algebra 3/
Pre-AP Calculus/
Advanced Topics in Math/
AP Statistics
Algebra 3/
Pre-AP Calculus/
Advanced Topics in Math/
AP Statistics or AP Calculus
Science
3 Credits Required
Physical Science Biology Physics or Chemistry (Smart Core) Environmental Science (Core)
Social Studies
3 Credits Required

Civics/
Economics
U.S. History
World History   

Civics/
Economics Class of
2015-16
U.S. History

Class of 2018

None Required Class of 2015-17
World History   

Class of 2018

U.S. History
Class of
2015-17

Civics and/or Econ
Class of 2018   

World History
Class of
2015-17

Civics and/or Econ
Class of 2018   

All full year courses unless marked with (S) to indicate one semester courses. Arkansas Tech Career Center (ATCC) is on campus with RHS but is directed by Arkansas Tech University.

Graduate with Honors 

In addition to meeting all regular requirements previously outlined, a student working for honors recognition must:
1. Earn 9 academic credits from honors courses.
2. Maintain a cumulative grade point (grades 9-12 inclusive) of a 3.50 or better. Recognition will be designated as follows:

a. With Highest Honors: grade point of 4.0 and above with five of the nine required honors courses being Advanced Placement and from four different areas.
Students graduating with highest honors sit at the front of the group of students at graduation. The students with highest honors and ranked 1st-4th are graduation speakers.
b. With High Honors: grade point of 3.75 and above with four of the nine required honors courses being Advanced Placement and from four different areas.
c. With Honors: grade point of 3.50 and above with three of the nine required honors courses being Advanced Placement and from three different areas.

3. Honor graduates will be tentatively determined prior to graduation with final determination based on final grades. The complete high school record will be used in making the calculation.  

For more detailed information on graduation requirements, grading, grade point averages, graduating with honors,determination of ranking and special services at RHS, view the 2017-18 Academic Handbook in the document section of this webpage.  This information can be found on 13-16.  

Financial Aid 

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Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship also called Lottery Scholarship 
Register today for this lottery offered to Arkansas students attending an institution in the state.  

FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid 
Create an account on this website and fill out your application for student aid.  

For answers to your questions about financial aid for students attending vocational or 4 year college. 

College Entrance Exams

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Information on the ACT can found on this website including how to register for the ACT, practice tests, testing locations and dates, and printing your ticket or getting your scores. 

Information on the SAT can be found on this website including how to register for the SAT, 
practice tests, testing locations and dates, and printing your ticket or getting your scores.