Mapleton Early College (MEC) Post Secondary Support
The college-going culture is present at all of Mapleton's high schools and is supported in part by the work of Mapleton's Post Secondary Option Coaches. Post Secondary Option Coaches work with students from the first day of their freshman year to the day they receive their diploma, providing the tools students need to apply to the colleges and universities of their choice and access to the scholarships and resources needed to get there.
A total of 22 credits, 40 hours of volunteering, a sophomore project, financial literacy, and a capstone project are required for graduation. A credit is defined as the amount of credit given for the successful completion of a course. Students must complete specific credits in twelve prescribed categories to meet Mapleton Public Schools graduation requirements. Successful completion means that the student obtained a passing grade for the course, which is the equivalent of a “C-” or better.
Subject Area Credits Required
English 4 credits
Mathematics 4 credits
*all credits must be in Algebra 1 (9th grade) or higher
Science 4 credits
*at least 2 credits must be lab-based
Social Studies 3 credits
*social studies credit must include: 0.50 Civics/Government and at least 1.0 credit in U.S. History or World History
Foreign Language 1 credit
*1.0 credit must be in the same language
Physical Education 1 credit
*0.50 credit must be in Health and 0.50 must be in PE
Art 0.50 credit
Technology 0.50 credit
Senior Capstone 0.50 credit
A capstone is the culminating exhibition of a student’s project or experience that demonstrates academic and intellectual learning.
Academic Electives 3.5 credit
The remaining credits may be earned in any academic area listed, or AFJROTC, foreign languages, computer science, art, music, or drama. Also acceptable are college credits earned based on concurrent enrollment programs or International Baccalaureate courses