Graduation Requirements

Students are required to earn 24 of 28 possible credits to graduate. This schedule assumes students are on track for regular graduation. Students falling behind classmates or advancing beyond classmates will check with the counselor to determine if required credits will be different from the above track.

EACH 1 Semester course equals ½ credit.

State Graduation Requirements

  • Language Arts 4 units 1 credit each of: English I, English II, English III,English IV, AP Language, AP Literature

  • Mathematics 3 units

    1 unit of Algebra I, 2 units from Algebra II, Intermediate Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Math Analysis or Pre-calculus, Calculus, Statistics and/or Probability

  • Science 3 units 1 unit of Biology I, 2 units from Chemistry I, Physics, Biology II, Chemistry II, Physical Science, Earth Science, Botany, Zoology, Physiology

  • Social Studies 3 units 1 unit of U.S. History.1/2 to 1 United States Government, ½ Oklahoma History, 1 unit from World History, Geography, Economics, Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology

  • The Arts 2 units or sets of competencies

  • Electives 8 units or sets of competencies

  • Total 23 units

College Preparatory Requirements

  • 4 English: Grammar, Composition, Literature, or any English course approved for college admission requirements.

  • 3 Laboratory Science: limited to Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or any lab science course with content and/ or rigor equal to or above Biology and approved for college admission requirements. Science courses above Biology I may be taught at a high school or technology center.

  • 3 Mathematics: limited to Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Math Analysis, Calculus, Advanced Placement Statistics, or any math course with content and/or rigor above Algebra I and approved for college admission requirements. Math courses above Algebra I may be taught at a high school or technology center.

  • 3 History and Citizenship Skills: including 1 U.S. History, and 2 units fro the subjects of History, Government, Geography, Economics, Civics, or Non-Western Culture.

  • 2 units of the same Foreign Language or non-English language or 2 units of Computer Technology approved for college admission requirements, whether taught at a high school or technology center school, including Computer Programming, Hardware, and Business Computer Applications such as Word Processing, Databases, Spreadsheets, and graphics, excluding keyboarding or Typing courses.

  • 1 additional unit selected from any of the above or career and technology education courses approved for college admission requirements.

  • 1 unit or set of competencies of Fine Arts, such as Music, Art, or Drama, or 1 unit of Speech.

  • Vo-Tech students will receive two credits for eligibility purposes assuming they attend the regular two period class.

  • There is no provision for three year graduation at Jones High School. All students must attend seven (7) periods per day.

  • All students in concurrent enrollment must attend Jones High School three (3) periods or more daily, depending on graduation unit requirements met.

  • Freshmen entering during the 2007-2008 school year must also receive instruction in personal finance. These competencies may be completed within the curriculum of other courses.

  • All seniors must participate in CPR/AED training to meet requirements to graduate in the State of Oklahoma

With HB 3218 being signed into law, the ACE graduation requirement of passing 4 of 7 end of instruction exams has been repealed effective July 1, 2016. The State has directed that each school district will adopt policy for graduation requirements as related to assessments. Jones High School requires that students take all state assessments to be eligible for graduation.

Grade Classification:

Jones High School requires that students accumulate 24 credits to graduate. Classification of students will be established at the beginning of each school year and will not change until the next enrollment year. The following criteria will be used in determining the grade classification of students:

a. Twenty-one credits (21) credits classifies a student as a senior.

b. Thirteen (13) credits classifies a student as a junior.

c. Five (5) credits classifies a student as a sophomore.