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Graduation Requirements:

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
Foreign Language 2
Computer Technology 1
Fine Arts 1
Physical Education 1
Health 0.5
Personal Finance 0.5
Electives 7
Total 28 credits

 

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.

GRADUATION

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.

CREDIT RECOVERY

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.