Parent Meeting – 11th grade
Advisors – Mr. Mowry and Miss Cline
◦ Students have already taken the PLAN and PSAT
◦ PSAT results from this fall should have arrived via
◦ It is highly recommended that your student should
take the ACT or SAT by the end of this year.
Remaining test dates
ACT – April 14(March 9 registration deadline) and June 9
(May 4 registration deadline)
SAT –March 10 (February 10 registration deadline), and
May 5 (April 6 registration deadline)
2) College Visits
◦ It is recommended that students take at least two
college visits by the end of this year.
◦ Senior year will be very busy, and spring of junior
year is the best time to start the college visitation
◦ A College Visit Permission Form should be obtained
from the office. Proper filling out of this form prior
to your visit will treat the visit as a field trip and not
◦ Transcript ‘order forms’ are available in the high
◦ Students or parents may ask for a transcript to be
sent at any time.
◦ Official transcripts (with raised seal) may only be
sent from the high school office to designated
school or scholarship agency. MCS will not give
official transcripts to students or parents.
◦ Students or parents may download an unofficial
transcript from STI.
◦ PSO (college) transcripts must be ordered through
the college directly (forms available online.)
Twenty four credits are needed to graduate from MCS.
There are two diploma options through MCS.
◦ College Prep
◦ College Prep and General Education diploma requirements are set forth in
The State of Ohio has an honors diploma.
◦ http://www.ode.state.oh.us – Search: Honors diploma
◦ Basic requirements – 7 of 8 criteria must be fulfilled
English – 4 credits
Science – 4 credits (must include chemistry and physics)
Social Studies – 4 credits
Mathematics – 4 credits (Alg. 1 and 2, geometry, and higher level course)
Foreign Language – 3 units
Fine Arts – 1 credit
ACT / SAT – 27 ACT / 1210 SAT (not including writing)
GPA – 3.5
◦ This diploma track is also set forth in the handbook.
MCS has moved to the college system for
◦ Cum Laude distinction – Unweighted GPA of 3.7 – 3.89 or
weighted GPA of 4.5 – 4.79
◦ Magna Cum Laude distinction – Unweighted GPA of 3.9 – 3.99
or weighted GPA of 4.80 – 5.09
◦ Summa Cum Laude distinction – Unweighted GPA of 4.0 or
weighted GPA of 5.10 or higher
Students receiving these distinctions will receive
medals to wear at the graduation ceremony.
Because the state college system is switching
from quarters to semesters, we do not know
yet how the allocation of funds will work.
Past practice would suggest that the state will
pay for both semesters for a senior.
The PSO English class will likely be worth six
We have several CLEP classes, both to challenge
students as they get ready for college and as an
opportunity to earn college credit. These classes
◦ Western Civilization
◦ Advanced Chemistry
◦ Spanish IV
◦ To learn more about CLEP, go to:
To register: clep.collegeboard.org/register/exam
Senior Science will be renamed Integrated Science.
Integrated Math will no longer be considered a
senior class. Pre-Calculus, Calculus, and
Transition to College Math are the recommended
college prep math courses.
Business Math will be a new semester length course
and may be used for math credit for the general
diploma. Personal finance will also be counted as a
math credit if Business Math is taken.
Students should meet with me prior to registering for senior
year to insure that all credit requirements have been met for
A student who is one credit short at graduation may ‘walk’
but will not receive a diploma. Students more than one credit
short will not be permitted to walk in the graduation
If a senior misses more than 14 days of school and/or class
during either semester, he/she will not be permitted to go on
the senior class trip. He/she will need to stay behind and
make up the missed time in order to graduate.
Have a great night! Thank you