Board of Regents Curriculum

Olathe District Graduation Requirements
To graduate from Olathe Northwest High School, a student must earn 24 credits, 17 of which are required:
4 credits of English
3 credits of Math
3 credits of Social Studies
3 credits of Science
1 credit of PE/Health
1 credit of Applied Communications
1 credit of Technology
1 credit of Fine Arts
1 credit of Practical and Consumer Studies


Board of Regents – Qualifed Admissions Curriculum
To be admitted to one of the state universities, (Emporia State, Fort Hays State, Kansas State, Pittsburg State, University of Kansas, or Wichita State) students must meet one of three criteria:
ACT composite of 21 OR
Rank in the top 1/3 of the graduating class OR
Complete this curriculum with a 2.0 GPA
4 Units of English
3 credits of Social Studies
3 credits of Math – must begin with Algebra 1
or higher class
3 credits of Science – one must be chemistry
or physics
1 credit of Computer Technology

Board of Regents – Kansas Scholars Curriculum
This is a state-sponsored scholarship program. Names of students who complete this curriculum are sent to the Board of Regents along with the student’s GPA. The Board determines the State Scholars; these are the students who can apply for the following need-based scholarships: Kansas State Scholar Scholarship, Nursing Scholarship, Teaching Scholarship, Minority Scholarhip. These scholarships range from $50 – $1,000 and must be used at a Kansas college or university. To be considered as a scholar, this curriculum must be met:
4 credits of English
3 credits of Social Studies
4 credits of Math, must begin with Algebra 1
or higher class
3 credits of Science – must be biology,
chemistry, and physics
1 credit of Computer Technology
2 credits of Foreign Language – must be the
same language