December 11, 2018
Dear Midwest City High School Freshman Parents,
In your student’s high school career, he or she will need 24 credits to graduate in May of 2022, and those credits are made up of elective and core classes. Your student must pass all CORE classes. A core class refers to one of the required classes that a student must have to graduate high school, and these classes are generally from the four subjects of English, math, science, and social studies. We wanted to take some time to explain exactly what that means for your student at the high school level.
Unlike middle school, if a student fails a required core class such as Algebra I or English I, the student has to repeat the class until he or she passes it with a 60% or higher. If your student does not pass the first time, we do offer ways he or she can do it, but it will be on the student’s time. This includes options like summer school or APEX. Regardless, the failing grade will still go on your student’s transcript that will be sent to colleges during his or her senior year.
In order to ensure your student’s success, please make sure you have access to Power School. You can get your Power School access information from Ms. Mockabee in the Counseling Office. Please come to the school with a photo ID, and she will be more than happy to assist you. Also, please reach out to the teachers where your students are struggling. Many of our teachers offer before and after school tutoring or make up work opportunities.
If you have any questions or concerns, you can also reach out to the freshman counselor, Ms. Thomas. She is in the process of meeting with every student that is failing. She can assist you with any questions you may have.
Jimmy Brown Leslie Berger Jennifer Thomas
Freshman Principal Academic Principal Freshman Counselor
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