To prepare students to meet top colleges’ entrance requirements, GSA’s graduation requirements exceed those of traditional Missouri public high schools and include:
28 credits of coursework
50 hours of community service (for A+ program students it must be 50 hours of mentoring)
Senior capstone project
|Minimum Requirements Graduation Requirements||Credits|
|English (English I-II-III-IV)||4|
|Mathematics (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus)||4|
|Social Studies (World History, US History, US Government, Economics)||3|
|Science (Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)||4|
Grade Promotion Policy
Ninth Grade Promotion
To be promoted from ninth to tenth grade, students must pass at least two of the core subject courses (Math, Science, English and Social Studies) and must have successfully completed a minimum of five units of credit.
Tenth Grade Promotion
To be promoted from tenth to eleventh grade, students must accumulate a total of six core subject credits (Math, Science, English and Social Studies) and must have successfully completed a minimum of 12 units of credit.
Eleventh Grade Promotion
To be promoted from eleventh to twelfth grade, students must accumulate a total of ten core subject credits (Math, Science, English and Social Studies) and must have successfully completed a minimum of 20 units of credit.
To be able to graduate from our school, students must complete 28 required credits, 50 hours of community service learning and a senior thesis. Students must have met the minimum credit requirements for all areas indicated below. Those who fail to fulfill the requirements will not be able to walk on the stage at the graduation or receive their diplomas.
Gateway Science Academy will only accept the summer school online credits from approved institutions. GSA will accept credit from Missouri Virtual Instruction Program (MoVIP) and St. Louis Public Schools. Please see the school guidance counselor for more information. GSA will not pay for any cost associated with credit recovery.