Required classes failed for the semester must be completed in summer school. Required classes failed for the year must be repeated.
- To qualify as a sophomore, students must have accumulated at least 6 credits by the start of school in the fall.
- To qualify as a junior, students must have accumulated at least 12 credits by the start of school in the fall.
- To qualify as a senior, students must have accumulated at least 18 credits by the start of school in the fall.
Students who transfer in during their Junior or Senior year may graduate with 22 credits. Most students will accumulate more than the minimum amount of credits for graduation. Aurora Christian School does not allow "early release" or graduate students early.
During senior year, all 12th grade students will be required to complete two core academic courses in addition to the standard required courses of Bible, English, and American Government/Economics. In this case, "core academic courses" refers to the following categories: mathematics, science, foreign language, and social studies.
To be eligible to receive the honor of Valedictorian or Salutatorian, students must have:
- Attended Aurora Christian High School for at least six semesters.
- Completed Honors Chemistry.
- Completed 2 of the following:
- Spanish III
- Math class at higher academic level than Trigonometry
- Science class at higher academic level than Chemistry
All graduates who have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.5 will wear gold cords at graduation.
Students who fail to complete all of the requirements for graduation of Aurora Christian Schools, as approved by the Board of Directors and as outlined in the Parent/Student Handbook, will not be allowed to participate in graduation exercises until such requirements have been fully met.
Recommended Course of Study
All courses for high school credit earned at Aurora Christian School, at an accredited high school or college, or through an approved ACS tutor (other than Pass/Fail courses) are included in the GPA calculation. Home school coursework will be transferred in for credit, but will not affect GPA. Class rank is determined solely by the rank order of students’ cumulative grade point averages. Grade point averages are figured using semester grades.
|Year||College Bound Track||College Prep Track||Advanced Studies Track|
|9||Bible 1||Bible 1||Bible 1|
|World Literature / Speech||World Literature / Speech||World Literature / Speech|
|Biological Science||Biological Science||Biological Science|
|Algebra 1||Geometry||Honors Geometry|
|Physical Education||Physical Education||Physical Education|
|World History||Spanish 1||Spanish 2|
|Applied Technology||Applied Technology||Applied Technology|
|1.5 Electives||1.5 Electives||1.5 Electives|
|10||Bible 2||Bible 2||Bible 2|
|British Literature||British Literature||Honors British Literature|
|Physical Science||Physical Science||Physical Science|
|Geometry||Algebra 2||Honors Algebra 2 / Trigonometry|
|Spanish 1||Spanish 2||Spanish 3|
|Health||World History||AP World History|
|1.5 Electives||1.5 Electives|
|11||Bible 3||Bible 3||Bible 3|
|American Literature||American Literature||AP English Language and Composition|
|Algebra 2||Statistics & Trigonometry||Pre-Calculus & Discrete Math|
|Spanish 2||Spanish 3||Spanish 4|
|US History||US History||US History|
|2.0 Electives||2.0 Electives||2.0 Electives|
|12||Bible 4||Bible 4||Bible 4|
|Novels & Composition||Novels & Composition||AP English Literature|
|American Government||Anatomy & Physiology or Physics||Anatomy & Physiology or Physics|
|Economics||Pre-Calculus & Discrete Math||AP Calculus or AP Statistics|
|2.0 Core Academic Electives||Spanish 4||AP Spanish 5|
|3.0 Electives||American Government||American Government|
|2.0 Electives||0 or 1.0 Electives|