Beginning in 2013-2014, all students in grades nine through twelve will follow these graduation requirements. Twenty-two (22) units will be required for graduation. Of these twenty-two (22) units, sixteen (16) will be specified units. Of these units, the following are required:
SMART CORE: Sixteen (16) units
English: Four (4) units – 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th
Oral Communications: One-half (1/2) unit
Mathematics: Four (4) units (all students under Smart Core must take a mathematics course in grade 11 or 12 and complete Algebra II.)
- Algebra I or Algebra A & B* which may be taken in grades 7-8 or 8-9 Geometry or Investigating
- Geometry or Geometry A & B* which may be taken in grades 8-9 or 9-10
*A two-year algebra equivalent or a two-year geometry equivalent may each be counted as two units of the four-unit requirement for the purpose of meeting the graduation requirement, but only serve as one unit each toward fulfilling the Smart Core requirement.
- Algebra II
- Choice of: Transitions to College Math, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Trigonometry, Statistics, Computer Math, Algebra III, or an Advanced Placement Math (comparable concurrent credit college courses may be substituted where applicable).
Natural Science: Three (3) units with lab experience chosen from
- Physical Science
- Biology or Applied Biology/Chemistry
- Physics or Principles of Technology I & II or PIC Physics
Social Studies: Three (3) units
- Civics - One-half (1/2) unit
- World History - One unit
- U. S. History - One unit
Physical Education: One-half (1/2) unit
Note: While one-half (1/2) unit is required for graduation, no more than one (1) unit may be applied toward fulfilling the necessary units to graduate.
Health and Safety: One-half (1/2) unit
Economics: One half (1/2) unit – dependent upon the certification of the teacher teaching the course, this can count toward the required three (3) social studies credits or the six (6) required Career Focus elective credits.
Fine Arts: One-half (1/2) unit
Career Focus: Six (6) units
Total: 22 units
All career focus unit requirements shall be established through guidance and counseling based on the student’s contemplated work aspirations. Career focus courses shall conform to the curriculum policy of the district and reflect state curriculum frameworks through course sequencing and career course concentrations where appropriate.
All PCSSD graduation ceremonies will be held on Sunday, July 19 at Barton Coliseum at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds (2600 Howard St. Little Rock, AR 72206).
The times are as follows:
|Joe T. Robinson||11:30 a.m.|
|Sylvan Hills||1:30 p.m.|
|Wilbur D. Mills University Studies||4:30 p.m.|
REMINDER: graduation exercises are contingent upon the CDC and State COVID - 19 regulations at the time of the graduation. Each graduate will be allowed to have four (4) guests who must agree to social distancing. Additionally, all attending must wear the appropriate personal protection equipment (PPE).
Process for Transcripts
- Transcript release forms will be sent to students and parents through Google classrooms and school websites.
- Completed transcript request forms can be emailed to the registrar.
- Once transcripts are final and ready to be sent, registrars will report to schools to process and mail transcripts.
- Once transcript requests are complete at the school level, all transcripts will be dropped off at district office to be mailed.
- There will be no charge for transcripts for 2020 graduates.
Registrar Contact by High School
|Maumelle High||Jerdnell Howardfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mills High||Angela Nicholsemail@example.com|
|Robinson High||Darlene Smithfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sylvan Hills High||Renee Handemail@example.com|
Imagine Paul Mitchell Little Rock High School Scholarship
To apply for this Scholarship, submit the following to the Admissions Office by June 1, 2020:
- Scholarship Application
- High School Transcript showing scheduled graduation date, or diploma
- Scholarship Essay
- Two letters of Recommendation
- Complete Application for Admissions
If you are interested, please click below:
If you have any questions, contact Tia Houston at 501.590.3347.
Ralph G. Norman Scholarship
The Learning Disabilities Association of Arkansas is seeking applicants for the 2020 Ralph G. Norman Scholarship, which is awarded in the amount of $2,500 to an individual with a documented learning disability who will be enrolled in Fall 2020 at a university, two-year community college, or a vocational/technical training program.
The ideal scholarship recipient is an individual who...
- Recognizes and understands his or her learning disability and is able to self-advocate when necessary
- Is committed to pursuing higher academic study or career training and has begun to set realistic career goals
- Is committed to achieving personal goals despite the challenges of a learning disability.
- Participates in school and community activities
Applications must be submitted online by April 30, 2020 to be considered for the scholarship.