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Academic Considerations

Academic Considerations for Students

Holland Hall and Tulsa Public School students may participate in Tulsa Term during their junior or senior year. The following academic considerations are based on students’ chosen year of participation in Tulsa Term.

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ArtIf you have already fulfilled your arts graduation requirements, you may take a year-long art class for a semester for 0.5 credit. Student participation in the annual ISAS Arts Festival will be by invitation of the Upper School arts faculty.If you have already fulfilled your arts graduation requirements, you may take a year-long art class for a semester for 0.5 credit. Student participation in the annual ISAS Arts Festival will be by invitation of the Upper School arts faculty.You should have completed one credit of an approved Fine Arts class by the end of 11th Grade.
College SeminarJunior college seminar will be covered during Tulsa Term for participating students.
ElectivesAs part of Tulsa Term, you will earn 1.5 elective credits. By the end of 12th Grade, you will need to have 6 elective units completed.
EnglishSee info about American Studies under Social Studies. If you choose to take American Studies senior year, you must apply and be approved to take a 12th Grade English elective during the fall of the 11th Grade.You will take a senior English elective in the fall. Tulsa Term will fulfill your English elective in the spring.You will need to complete English III or AP Language and Composition by the end of 11th Grade.You will earn .5 of your English IV credit on your campus in the fall and as part of Tulsa Term you will earn the remaining .5 credit.
Extracurricular ActivitiesYou may enroll in any after-school program (theater / athletics) of your choosing. You will return to campus to complete this work.You may enroll in any after-school program (theater / athletics) of your choosing. You will return to campus to complete this work.You may enroll in any after-school program or club of your choosing. You will return to campus by 3:00 pm to complete this work. You will need to discuss your possible participation in Tulsa Term with your coach, director or sponsor before applying.
MathSemester-long math courses would be recommended (specifically Introduction to Statistics, as it would tie into the curriculum of Tulsa Term well). It is highly recommended that you take Algebra II during your 10th grade year.You may take a semester-long math course (specifically Introduction to Statistics, as it would tie into the curriculum of Tulsa Term well). Or, you may take Math Analysis for one semester for 0.5 credit, knowing that this would only serve as an introduction to college calculus.You should have completed three credits of college preparatory math by the end of 11th Grade.There are no semester courses in math. You may take one semester of a course to earn .5 credit understanding that will serve as a preparation for an equivalent college course.
*Tulsa Term .5 math credit pending TPS course approval - February 2020.
Personal Financial LiteracyYou should have met all the requirements for Personal Financial Literacy by the end of 11th Grade.
P.E./Health/CPRYou should have completed one credit of P.E./Health and met the requirements for CPR training by the end of 11th Grade.
ReligionYou must complete the 0.5 credit in religion before or after Tulsa Term.You must complete the 0.5 credit in religion before Tulsa Term.
ScienceIf you have completed biology, we recommend microbiom in the fall. If you have completed chemistry, we recommend chemical analysis in the fall.You may take a semester-long class for which you are qualified. We recommend microbiom and/or chemical analysis in the fall. Or, you may take a year-long class, such as physics, geology, or chemistry for a semester for 0.5 credit.You should have completed three science credits by the end of 11th Grade:  a life science such as Biology, (2) Physical Science, Chemistry or Physics, and (3) one additional science course.You may take an additional science or a science elective not previously taken in the fall of your senior year.
*Tulsa Term .5 science credit pending TPS course approval - February 2020.
Social StudiesYou may choose to take a semester-long social studies class. Then, you would take American Studies in the 12th Grade. Or, you may take a semester of American Studies, followed by Tulsa Term, which will complete your American Studies.There are no requirements for social studies during 12th Grade, though you certainly may take a social studies class in the fall. You will earn a social studies credit at Tulsa Term, as well.You should have completed 2.5 social studies credits by the end of 11th Grade: U.S. History (1 credit), Oklahoma History (.5 credit) and one additional credit.You will need to take U.S. Government (.5 credit) your fall semester if you have not already taken it. As part of Tulsa Term, you will earn a .5 credit for a course called “Historical Thinking” which will count as a social studies credit. By the spring of 12th Grade, you need to have completed 3 credits of social studies.
World Language / Computer TechnologyDuring your 11th grade year, you will not enroll in a World Language class. If you haven’t fulfilled your graduation requirement by the end of your Sophomore year, then you will complete the requirement your Senior year.If you are in the 4th, 5th, or 6th year of study, you may take the first semester of the year-long class for 0.5 credit.You should have completed at least two credits of the same world language or two credits of approved technology courses by the end of 11th Grade.