College Path Diploma

The College Path Diploma program offers students an individualized high school experience. This course plan is designed to prepare students for meeting college and university entrance requirements and success in a college setting.

Diploma Requirements

To receive a Standard Path Diploma from the University of Missouri High School, students must successfully complete the General Requirements below, with a minimum of 5 Credits (10 Course Enrollments) with Mizzou Academy.  

  • Units of Credit are expressed in Carnegie Units.
  • University of Missouri High School courses are equivalent to semester courses and equal to 0.5 Credits
  • Practical Arts category includes courses in agriculture, business, family & consumer sciences, and industrial technology.
SUBJECTCOLLEGE PREP / MIZZOUDIRECT
DIPLOMA PATHWAY
 UNITS
English / Language Arts4
(2+ Emphasis on composition or writing skills)
Math4
(Algebra 1 or higher)
Science3
1+ laboratory course)
Social Studies3
Fine Arts1
Practical Arts1
Physical Education1
Health0.5
World Languages *2
Electives5.5
Total Units Required25
Tests Required for Diploma **Missouri State Exam
Mizzou Academy Unit Requirements5 – College Prep
8 – MizzouDirect
 MizzouDirect Requirements Only
Mizzou Academy ApprovalNomination by Mizzou Academy Principal,
No pending disciplinary action,
GPA 3.0 or higher maintained
Domestic
College Readiness Assessment Tests
ACT composite of 17‐24+
OR
SAT Pre‐March 2016 reading/math 820‐1090+ OR
SAT Post March 2016 of 900‐1160+
International
Language Test
TOEFL written: 550 overall, no section < 52
OR
TOEFL online: 79
overall, no section < 17
OR
IELTS of 6.5 overall, no section < 6.0
International DocumentationProof of Financial Support AND Transfer Authorization
* As most colleges and universities require 2 units of the same World Language that is not the student’s native language to on the high school transcript, Mizzou Academy follows this standard when creating graduation plans for college‐bound students.

** The State of Missouri requires that students pass a Missouri State Exam in order to meet core competency skill requirements in history. Successful completion of U.S. Government will meet this state requirement.

Because many students who enter the University of Missouri High School diploma program transfer credit from other schools, the courses below should be used as suggested schedules only. Students accepted into the diploma program will work with a University of Missouri High School counselor to develop their own course plan.  Indication of successful achievement will appear on both the diploma and student transcripts.

Constitution Exams.  The state of Missouri requires that you pass a test on the Missouri Constitution and the U.S. Constitution in order to meet core competency skill requirements in history. Successful completion of American Government or Civics will meet these state requirements. You must complete the lesson covering the Missouri Constitution even if you are not a resident of Missouri.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • English/Language Arts — 4 units (to include 9th and 10th grade English)
  • Math — 4 units Algebra I & higher
  • Social Studies — 3 units (to include 1 unit of American History & *1/2 unit of Government)
  • Science — 3 units 1 unit lab (Chemistry, Physics, or an equivalent lab course)
  • Fine Arts — 1 unit
  • Practical Arts — 1 unit
  • Physical Education/Health — 1 1/2 units
  • World Languages — 2 units (2 units of the same language)
  • Personal Finance — 1/2 unit
  • Personal Development — 1 unit, consisting of Personal Dev. & Character Ed. and Career Planning Courses
  • Specified Core Electives — 1 unit in English, math, social studies, science, or a world language course
  • Electives — 3 units
  • English/Language Arts — 1 Unit 9th grade English
  • Math — 1 Unit Algebra I
  • Social Studies — 1 Unit American History
  • Science — 1 Unit Physical Science
  • Electives/other — 3 Units World Language course and a Fine Art, Practical Art, or Physical Education/Health Course
  • English/Language Arts — 1 Unit 10th grade English
  • Math — 1 Unit Algebra II or Geometry
  • Social Studies — 1 Unit American Government or Civics and another Social Studies course OR World Geography OR World History to the American Revolution and World History Since the American Revolution
  • Science — 1 Unit Biology
  • Electives/other — 2 Units World Language course and a Fine Art, Practical Art, or Physical Education/Health course
  • English/Language Arts — 1 Unit 11th Grade English or another Language Arts course
  • Math — 1 Unit Algebra 2 or a higher level math class
  • Social Studies — 1 Unit American Government, Civics or any other Social Studies course
  • Science — 1 Unit Physics, Chemistry, or another Science course, if needed
  • Electives/other — 1 or more Units English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, or Science course AND a Fine Art, Practical Art, Physical Education/Health or World Language course
  • Personal Development — 1 Unit Personal Development and Character Education and Career Planning
  • English/Language Arts — 1 Unit 12th Grade English or another Language Arts course
  • Math — 1 Unit Calculus OR Trigonometry and Statistics
  • Social Studies — 1 Unit American Government or Civics and another Social Studies course OR World Geography OR World History to the American Revolution and World History Since the American Revolution, if needed
  • Science — 1 Unit Physics, Chemistry, or another Science course, if needed
  • Electives/other — 2 or more Units English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, or Science course AND a Fine Art, Practical Art, Physical Education/Health or World Language course