The College Prep Curriculum for students graduating from high school and entering a public institution of higher learning the summer of 2012 is as follows:
English: 4 Carnegie Units - All must require substantial communication skills components (i.e., reading, writing, listening, and speaking).
Mathematics: 3 Carnegie Units - Includes Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. A fourth class in higher level mathematics is highly recommended.
Science: 3 Carnegie Units - Biology, Advanced Biology, Chemistry, Advanced Chemistry, Physics, and Advanced Physics or any other science course with comparable rigor and content. One Carnegie unit from a Physical Science course with content at a level that may serve as an introduction to Physics and Chemistry may be used. Two of the courses chosen must be laboratory based.
Social Studies: 3 Carnegie Units - Courses should include United States History (1 unit), World History (1 unit with substantial geography component), Government (½ unit), and Economics (½ unit) or Geography (½ unit).
Advanced Electives: 2 Carnegie Units - Requirements may be met by earning 2 Carnegie units from the following areas/courses, one of which must be in Foreign Language or World Geography.
4th year lab-based Science
4th year Mathematics
Computer Applications: ½ Carnegie Unit - The course should include use of application packages such as word processing and spread sheets. The course should also include basic computer terminology and hardware operation.
Pre-High School Units: Algebra I, first year Foreign Language, Mississippi Studies, or Computer Applications taken prior to high school will be accepted for admission provided the course content is the same as the high school course.