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Pre College Curriculum & Kansas Scholars Curriculum

What classes your student should be taking...


KS Pre College Curriculum.pdf -Kansas colleges may except you if you are in track with the pre-college curriculum 


Consists of the following:

English - 4 years
One unit to be taken each year. Must include substantial recurrent practice in writing extensive and structured papers, extensive reading of significant literature, and significant experience in speaking and listening.

Mathematics - 4 years
Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and one unit of advanced mathematics-- suggested courses include: Analytic Geometry, Trigonometry, Advanced Algebra, Probability and Statistics, Functions or Calculus. Completion of Algebra I in 8th grade is acceptable for the Kansas Scholars Curriculum, but not for Qualified Admissions.

Science - 3 years
One year each in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, each of which include an average of one laboratory period a week. Applied/technical courses may not substitute for a unit of natural science credit.

Social Studies - 3 years
One unit of U.S. History; minimum of one-half unit of U.S. Government and minimum of one-half unit selected from: World History, World Geography or International Relations; and one unit selected from: Psychology, Economics, U.S. Government, U.S. History, Current Social Issues, Sociology, Anthropology, and Race and Ethnic Group Relations. Half unit courses may be combined to make this a whole unit.

Foreign Language - 2 years
Two years of one language.  Latin and Sign Language are accepted.

What is the benefit of completing the Kansas Scholars Curriculum?
Students that complete this curriculum and meet the other requirements, may be designated as State Scholars,
which makes one eligible to receive the Kansas State Scholarship as provided by the Kansas Legislature.
The academic profile of recent scholars include an average ACT of 30 and an average GPA of 3.91. State Scholars
may receive up to $1,000 annually for up to four undergraduate years (five, if enrolled in a designated five-year
program), based on financial need and the availability of State funds. Financial need is measured by federal
methodology using data submitted on the FAFSA.

Financial Aid FAQ: https://www.kansasregents.org/students/student_financial_aid/financial_aid_faq

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS (Numerous): find the online form here: https://www.kansasregents.org/students/student_financial_aid/scholarships_and_grants


Sources: https://www.kansasregents.org/students/student_financial_aid/kansas_scholars_curriculum