Lori Keeton, Counselor MCHS
Dear Morgan County Students and Parents/Guardians,
The Kentucky Board of Education and Morgan County School District offer an Early Graduation Option to provide students who plan to move on to college with an option to be placed on an accelerated pathway. Students who meet the criteria may graduate in three years or less and receive a high school diploma along with an Early Graduation Certificate, which they may use the year immediately following high school graduation when enrolling in an SACS accredited Kentucky two- or four- year institute of higher education.
What criteria must be met?
- Meet proficiency benchmarks on Kentucky required end-of-course exams. Currently, those classes are: ENGLISH II, ALGEBRA II, BIOLOGY, US HISTORY
- Meet the Council of Post-Secondary Education (CPE) defined college readiness benchmarks on a college readiness exam. Current benchmarks for the ACT (English = 18, Reading = 20, Mathematics = 19)
What are the benefits of the Early Graduation Option?
- Students may still be eligible to receive the KEES award for four years based on the average of GPA awards.
- Students will receive a scholarship from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). The funds will be forwarded directly to the institute of higher education the student plans to attend. The amount will be based on the biennial budget for each fiscal year and is estimated to be approximately $1900.00.
- Students may enroll in a Kentucky two or four year profit or non-profit college a year early (if they meet entry requirements of that institution).
What should I do if I am interested in the Early Graduation Option?
- Contact your Principal or Guidance Counselor.
- Attend any information meetings as announced.
Open House: Monday, March 25th 2019, 5:30 pm, MCHS Library