Enrollment

General Enrollment Information


In the spring of the eighth grade year, each student is required to develop a 4-year educational plan. The student must submit a copy signed by a parent to a counselor before he or she will be allowed to enroll. Each year, the student’s homeroom advisor will help the student to update the plan. At Parents’ Night the student’s parent(s) or guardian meet with the advisor to discuss the plan and a proposed schedule. The student is not allowed to enroll for the upcoming school year until a parent has met with the homeroom advisor to discuss and approve revisions to the 4-year plan and the proposed schedule of classes.

• Each student is individually responsible for meeting graduation requirements. If a student fails a semester of a required course, he or she must repeat the semester until a passing grade is received.

• In most required courses, students are not allowed to enroll in the next level of a course until the prerequisite has been completed with a passing grade.

• Seniors who are deficient in credits to the extent that they cannot graduate on time with their class, may be eligible for the MO Options/GED Program. Students who complete this program receive a MO Options/General Educational Diploma (GED) and may participate in regular graduation ceremony and activities. Interested students should contact a counselor for details.

• When a student transfers credit from another school or from another program, transcripts are evaluated on an individual basis. Students currently enrolled at WCHS are encouraged to seek the approval of a counselor before pursuing credit from any institution other than the Webb City R-7 School District.

• Students are not allowed to drop full-year courses after the first semester unless unusual and/or extenuating circumstances exist and the request is approved by the principal.

• Students who drop a class after the first two weeks of a semester will receive a semester grade of “F” for that course.

• Most classes will be filled with seniors, juniors, sophomores, and freshmen in that order.

• The following classes may be repeated for credit: Band courses, Choir courses, PE I, PE II, Physical Training, ROTC, Library Assistant, Leadership, Debate & Theatre Competition, Office Applications, Publications, Journalism, Current Events, and Multi Media.


DUAL CREDIT ENROLLMENT

Students have the opportunity to earn dual credit from Crowder College, Missouri Southern State University, and Missouri State University during high school. Under this program, students receive credit both from a college (Crowder, MSSU, and/or MSU) and from WCHS.
The following dual-credit courses are offered on the WCHS campus and taught by WCHS teachers:
• Art Appreciation - 3 hours offered by Crowder College (Art 101)
• Spanish II & Spanish III - 12 hours (6 hrs each) offered by Crowder College (Spanish 101/201)
• College U.S. History - 3 hours offered by Crowder College (History 107)
• College Biology - 5 hours offered by Crowder College (Biology 101)
• Composition 110 and Composition 210 - 6 hours (3 hrs each) offered by MSU (ENG 110/210)
• College Speech – 3 hours offered by MSU (COM 115)
• College Chemistry – 5 hours offered by MSU (CHEM 116/117)
• College Algebra 130 - 3 hours offered by MSSU (Math 130)
• College Psychology – 3 hours offered by MSSU (PSY 100)
• Calculus 150 – 5 hours offered by MSSU (MATH 150)
• Math 125 – 3 hours offered by MSSU (MATH 125)
• College U.S. History – 3 hours offered by MSSU (HIST 120)

The cost for dual-credit courses offered on the WCHS campus is at 50% of the normal tuition cost per semester plus a one-time application fee. The tuition fee is payable to the respective school prior to each semester in August and January.

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY:
To be considered for admission to the Crowder College Dual Credit Program, a high school student must meet all of the following eligibility requirements:
• Students must meet the same requirements for admission to individual courses (e.g.prerequisites, test scores, etc.) as those required of an on-campus student
• Students must score 18 in the Reading portion of the ACT for College U.S. History
To be considered for admission to the MSSU Dual Credit Program, a high school student must meet all of the following eligibility requirements:
• Students must be a junior or senior with a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA, or sophomores with a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA
• Students must meet the same requirements for admission to individual courses (e.g. prerequisites, test scores, etc.) as those required of an on-campus student
• Students must score 22 for College Algebra and a 27 for Calculus on the math portion of the ACT
• Students must score 17 in the Reading portion of the ACT for College U.S. History
• Students must be pursuing a state-designated college preparatory high school curriculum
• Students must have the recommendation of an administrator or the counselor to be considered for admission to the MSU Dual Credit Program, a high school student must meet the following eligibility requirements:
• Students must meet the same requirements for admission to individual courses (e.g.
prerequisites, test scores, etc.) as those required of an on-campus student
• Juniors and seniors must have a 19 on the English portion of the ACT for Comp 110/210
• Students must be a junior or senior with a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA, or a sophomore with a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA
• Students must have the recommendation of an administrator or counselor


ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) CLASSES

Webb City High School offers the following Advanced Placement (AP) classes:
United States Government & Politics, United States History, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Literature & Composition, and Language & Composition.
The curriculum is designed so that upon completion of the course a student will take the AP
examination offered by The College Board.

The AP exams and course work are rigorous; however, many colleges and universities will award a student who receives a 3, 4, or 5 rating on the examination with 3 hours of college credit in specified college courses. Students are responsible for payment of the AP test and will be required to take the test if they are enrolled in an AP class. The only cost will be the exam fee, which is currently $83.

Taking AP courses and passing the AP exams is an excellent way to accumulate college credits at a 
minimal cost. As Webb City adds AP courses to its curriculum, the intent will be to add courses which are widely accepted and will meet general education requirements at most colleges. AP courses and exams are widely accepted by major colleges and universities throughout the United States; however, students must contact individual schools to determine what AP courses and scores they accept for credit.

Students planning to take AP courses should contact a counselor for additional information.