Academic

Graduation

Listed below are the minimum credit requirements to earn a diploma from the Shawnee Mission School District.  The Shawnee Mission School District as well as the Kansas Board of Regents strongly recommend that to be well-prepared for the academic rigors of post-secondary education students should take additional classes beyond the minimum requirements, particularly in the areas of math and science. 

English- 4 units

Social Studies- 3 units

  • World Regional Studies - 9th grade
  • Social Studies Elective .5 unit
  • United States History - 11th grade
  • American Government .5 unit - 12th grade

Math- 3 units

Science- 3 units

  • Physical Science (Physical Science, Chemistry or Physics) 
  • Biology - 9th grade
  • Science Elective

Physical Education- 1 unit

Health- .5 unit

Financial Literacy - . 5 unit   (SMSD Class of 2020 and beyond Graduation Requirement)

Fine Arts- 1 unit

Electives- 7.5 units

23 units total (SMSD Class of 2019 Graduation Requirements)

23.5 units total (SMSD Class of 2020 and beyond Graduation Requirements)

Enrollment

Enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year will begin January 2019. Come back soon for information and dates for next year's enrollment.

Dual Enrollment

Johnson County Community College (JCCC) College Now (CN) are in an articulation agreement with SMSD for Dual Enrollment courses.

Please click on the links for resource information and how to apply, enroll and pay for a CN course.

JCCC College Now website

2018-19 College Now Enrollment Guide

NCAA/NAIA

NCAA Eligibility Clearinghouse Checklist

NCAA Division I Example Schools- KU, KSU, WSU, MU

NCAA Division II Example Schools- Emporia State, Pitt State, Fort Hays State

Registration process should begin during junior year in high school.  

IT IS THE STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO KNOW WHAT ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS ARE AND TO COMPLETE THEM SUCCESSFULLY

1.     Check with North coach and potential college coaches to determine appropriate level of competition.

2.     Check with your counselor in Student Services to review eligibility requirements.

3.     Register with NCAA clearinghouse and set up an account ($80) https://web3.ncaa.org/ecwr3/

4.     Keep a record of account information: Passwords, PIN numbers, etc.

5.     Have ACT scores sent DIRECTLY from ACT to NCAA.  NCAA code for ACT is 9999.

6.     Fill out record release form with SM North Registrar in Student Services and have current and final transcripts sent to NCAA.

NAIA Eligibility Clearinghouse Checklist

NAIA Example Schools- Baker, Ottawa, Mid America Nazarene,

Registration process should begin during junior year in high school.  

IT IS THE STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO KNOW WHAT ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS ARE AND TO COMPLETE THEM SUCCESSFULLY

1.     Check with North coach and potential college coaches to determine appropriate level of competition.

2.     Check with your counselor in Student Services to review eligibility requirements.

3.     Register with NAIA clearinghouse and set up an account ($80)

            http://www.playnaia.org/page/register.php

4.     Keep a record of account information: Passwords, PIN numbers, etc.