Academics

Graduation Requirements

Herberger Young Scholars Academy offers a robust and rigorous academic program for highly gifted learners.

Graduation Requirements

Credits

Herberger Young Scholars Academy requires students to successfully complete a minimum of 27 credits at the high school level (of which at least 25% must be awarded by Herberger Young Scholars Academy), as well as minimum numbers of credits in the following specified areas, in order to graduate:

Graduation Requirements
Credits
English
4
Math
4
Science
3
World Language
3
Social Studies
5
Career and Technical Education/Fine Arts
1
Required Coursework Total
20
Additional Elected Coursework
7
Required Graduation Total
27

Most Herberger Young Scholars Academy students graduate with more than the minimum number of credits, in addition to college credits.

High school credits are awarded for successful completion of 1-year equivalent courses. Most classes offered take 1 year to complete, though some, particularly in math, are able to be completed in 1 Semester, while covering 1 year's worth of material.

Middle Years students ARE able to accrue high school credit for those high school classes they complete (i.e. Algebra, Geometry, Spanish 1, etc). High school credit is NOT awarded for Middle Years Core, World Language Experience,  Pre-Algebra, or any electives taken while a student is a Middle Years student.


Cambridge Test Requirements

In addition to achieving the minimum number of high school credits in the required areas, Herberger Young Scholars Academy also requires students to sit the following Cambridge Examinations in order to receive course credit from Herberger Young Scholars Academy:

Required Cambridge Tests
Middle Years Checkpoint 9 Math
Middle Years Checkpoint 9 English
Middle Years Checkpoint 9 Science
IGCSE Math
IGCSE English Language
IGCSE English Literature
IGCSE Coord. Science
IGCSE World History
AS Global Perspectives
AS English Language
AS History
AS General Paper


 
The Gary K. Herberger Young Scholars Academy seeks and accepts students for admission without reference to race, color, religion, age, disability, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or gender. Admissions and financial aid decisions are made independently.