HCPA

Graduation Requirements

Hmong College Prep Academy has 2 semesters. Each semester has 2 quarters with a total of 4 quarters per school year.  Grades are given at every quarter; however, credits and final grades are only awarded at the end of each semester. Each class per semester is worth 1.5 credits. A full year is worth 3.0 credits. Only semester grades and credits are displayed on the transcript. 

Hmong College Prep Academy has the right to evaluate each student’s individual credits.  Our goal is to work with our students to ensure progress towards graduation.

ACT/CEEB CODE:  241582

4.0 Scale                             5.0 Scale
A            = 4.0                     A            = 5.0
A-           = 3.667                 A-           = 4.667
B+          = 3.333                 B+          = 4.333 
B            = 3.0                     B            = 4.0
B-           = 2.667                 B-           = 3.667 
C+          = 2.333                 C+          = 3.333
C            = 2.0                     C            = 3.0
C-           = 1.667                 C-           = 2.667
D+          = 1.333                 D+          = 2.333
D            = 1.0                     D            = 2.0
D-           = 0.667                 D-           = 2.667
F             = 0                        F             = 0

A (90-100%):      Exceptional Achievement
B (80-89%):        Above Average Achievement
C (70-79%):       Average Achievement
D (60-69%):       Below Average Achievement
F (Below 60%):  Unsatisfactory Achievement

 

HCPA Minimum Graduation Requirements:

Hmong College Prep Academy’s graduation requirements align with the Minnesota state high school graduation requirements. Students must earn the following credits:

English/Language Arts....................................4 years          =12 credits
Social Studies................................................ 4 years          =12 credits
Math (up to Algebra 2 or its equivalent)..........3 years          =9 credits
Science (1 full year must be biology)..............3 years          =9 credits
Health..............................................................1 semester    =1.5 credits
Physical Education..........................................1 semester    =1.5 credits
Arts Elective....................................................1 year            =3 credits
(dance, music, theater, visual arts and/or media arts)
Other Electives................................................4 years          =12 credits

                                                                                               60 credits

HCPA Recommended Courses to Fulfill Common College Entrance Requirements (college requirements may vary):

English/Language Arts..................................4 years          =12 credits
Social Studies...............................................4 years           =12 credits
Math (preferably up to Calculus)...................4 years           =12 credits
Science (1 full year must be biology)............4 years           =12 credits
Health............................................................1 semester     =1.5 credits
Physical Education........................................1 semester     =1.5 credits
Arts Elective...................................................1 year            =3 credits
(dance, music, theater, visual arts and/or media arts)
Foreign Language
(preferably of the same language).................2 years           =6 credits
Hmong Language/Culture
(or demonstrate proficiency on
Hmong language exam)................................2 years            =6 credits
College Prep (C3)..........................................4 years            =12 credits                                        
Credit value will change depending on the number of
high school years enrolled at HCPA                                     =78 credits

Minnesota State Tests:
In addition to meeting course credit requirements, students at HCPA must complete two assessment requirements in order to earn a high school diploma. Refer to HCPA Testing in the Student Handbook.

Students must take either the ACT, SAT or Accuplacer.

Students must MEET or EXCEED MAP Reading and Math Scores (as determined in the Fall during the first administration of the MAP assessments.

Students must pass all courses.