Freshmen students must carry a minimum of 6.0 credits. Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors must carry a minimum of 7.0 credits. The following types of courses must be included in the specified year with the remaining credits from elective courses. FRESHMEN: theology, English, science, mathematics, and Christian health & wellness. SOPHOMORES: theology, English, science, mathematics, and physical education. JUNIORS: theology, English, social studies, and physical education. SENIORS: theology, social studies, and English, unless already completed as electives.
FRESHMEN placement in classes is based on the entrance exam, a review of their previous achievement test scores, a recommendation from the eighth grade teacher or principal, and family recommendations.
CONTINUTING STUDENTS need a “C” or better in many courses to be automatically cleared to take the next course in sequence. A “C” or better is the definition of successfully completing a course. After serious evaluation a parental override could be submitted if a student has a “C-” or “D+.” Courses which have been taken and passed, but need a higher level of competency, may be retaken to allow the student to progress to the next course in sequence. The higher grade received will be the official grade for the course but credit will only be awarded one time for taking the course. Courses should be selected which contribute to the young Christian’s life plan.. To view a student's typical course progression click here.
Student schedules, teaching assignments and staffing decisions are based on the course requests completed by students along with their counselor each spring. Parents should approve these requests by logging into the onCampus system (click here) and reviewing course requests with their student and contacting the Guidance Office with any questions. Students will have the opportunity to request course changes from June 1-12, when final grades for second semester have been posted. After June 12, the spring course request process is FINAL and the student is then committed to completing those courses requested for the following school year. As such, it is vital that course preferences are accurate and that course loads are reasonable and balanced.
Student schedules, teaching assignments, and staffing decisions are based on the course requests completed by students along with their counselor each spring. Parents should approve these requests by logging into the onCampus system here and reviewing course requests with their students and contacting the Student Services with any questions. Students will have the opportunity to request course changes no later than the second Friday in June after final grades for the second semester have been posted. After the deadline, the spring course request process is FINAL and the student is then committed to completing those courses requested for the following school year. As such, it is vital that course preferences are accurate and that course loads are reasonable and balanced.
All Sophomores will take the ASPIRE assessment. Juniors are encouraged to take the PSAT test. College-bound students are also encouraged to take the ACT or SAT at the end of their Junior year or at the beginning of their Senior year. Be sure to check which test is required for the colleges being considered.
Some of our students will continue their education in 4-year colleges. Others will be best served by attending technical and vocational schools. As Christian stewards our students will pursue excellence in whatever programs they have selected.
Each college campus has its own requirements. However, many colleges and universities require a common core. The University of Wisconsin System requires that all applicants take the ACT and have the following 17 required units :
English - 4 units
Mathematics - 3 units
Social Science - 3 units
Natural Science - 3 units
Academic Electives - 4 units
The academic electives must be from the above areas or foreign language, fine arts, computer science or other academic areas. Especially in the field of foreign languages, an individual campus may have different requirements.
There are a variety of degree granting and certificate programs available at vocational and technical colleges and schools. Students are encouraged to take those courses which will give them strong preparation in their areas of interest. MATC and WCTC prefer or require entrants take the ACCUPLACER test.
A minimum of 12 core academic units, a cumulative GPA of 2.0, and a minimum ACT score of 18 are required for admission. The normal college core curriculum should be taken. Some music is desired, including Music Theory.
Young men thinking about being a pastor should take the normal college core curriculum. You may be admitted to MLC with a minimum of two years of a foreign language. However, MLC recommends that you take a minimum of three units of Latin (through the senior year of high school) and two units of either German or Spanish. MLC also prefers two units of music. TEACHING/STAFF