Courses

Non-Discrimination Policy

The Vail Unified School District Governing Board is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in relation to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, and disability. This policy will prevail in all matters concerning staff members, students, the public, education programs and services, and individuals with whom the Board does business.

Title IX

To report any Title IX concerns, please contact the Title IX Coordinators:

Nemer Hassey, Mica Mountain High School
or Vail Unified School District  at (520) 879-2053

To report any concerns regarding Special Education, please contact the 504 Coordinator:

Vail Unified School District at (520) 879-2053

Civics Exam Requirement

All graduating seniors will be required to pass the United States Civics Exam.

Algebra I/Geometry I

Many students take high school Algebra I or Geometry in middle school. If the student earned a grade of B or higher, that grade is entered on the high school transcript.

Course Offerings

The courses listed within this manual are the projected course offerings. Courses with an enrollment of fewer than twenty-four students may be canceled. Students should complete their academic planner with desired courses and alternative courses to ensure continual progress in case of course cancellations

Classes Failed

If a student fails a class needed for graduation they should contact their counselor for options for making up the class. Students may not be able to repeat a failed class during the regular school schedule due to high enrollment numbers. Summer school, Vail Digital Learning Program, and Grad lab are possible options counselors will offer to students who need to make up a credit deficiency.

Withdraw/Fail

Students dropping a class after the five-day drop/add period will receive a grade of Withdraw/Failing (W/F), on their transcript. This grade will be reflected in the student's overall GPA. Any student who drops a class after the 5-day drop period and receives a W/F on their transcript will be ineligible for extra-curricular activities for the remainder of the semester.

Definitions

Advanced Placement (AP) – Students can take AP classes to improve their chance of success in college, to become more competitive for college and scholarship selection, and to obtain college credit. All prerequisites must be met prior to enrollment. Students are expected to pay for and take the AP exam. Students are advised to select AP courses carefully. Decisions regarding course offerings are based on enrollment numbers; therefore, students may not drop their AP class once the semester has started. Advanced Placement courses are considered year-long courses. Dropping these courses at semester is discouraged and requests to do so may be denied. Students must be enrolled, complete all coursework, and pass the course with a C or higher to receive AP distinction points. Summer work will be assigned for most courses.

Honors – These courses provide a challenge for students who have reached a high level of competency in a specific subject area. Students should maintain a C or higher to remain in the courses.

NCAA
Any student that will be submitting courses to the NCAA Eligibility Center should confirm the courses they are taking at Mica Mountain High School meet the required courses approved by the NCAA. If you are unsure if the course you are enrolling in will meet this requirement, consult the NCAA website: https://web3.ncaa.org/ecwr3/ or confirm this with your counselor before you enroll in this class.

Pima College Courses

Dual Enrollment – Pima Community College (PCC) may hold classes on Mica Mountain’s campus. These classes are open to any eligible student and may be used for high school credits with appropriate approvals. Students must follow these steps in order to enroll in these classes:

Admissions – You can apply for admission to PCC at any time during the year. You can apply online (www.pima.edu/admissions), or in person, admission acceptance may occur on the same day.

Assessments: Before you can register, you must take all three free basic skills assessments in reading, writing, and mathematics. All course prerequisites must be met.

Registration – If you are attending PCC for the first time, you are a new student. You will need to register in person. If you have attended PCC within the last three years, you are a continuing student. You may register online, in person, or by MAX 2000 (PCC’s automated telephone registration system). A Tuition Assessment Form must also be filled out and turned in.

Requirements for Graduation

Selection of a graduation plan, the monitoring of course choices, and checking the number of credits accumulated toward graduation are the responsibility of the student and parent.

Subject Area

Mica Mountain Graduation Requirements

Minimum Admission Requirements (AZ Universities)

Rigorous College Prep Program

English

4 credits

4 credits

4 credits

Math

4 credits*

4 credits

4 credits

Science

3 credits

3 credits

4 credits

Social Studies

3.5 credits**

2 credits

3 credits

Health / MM Leadership***

1 credit

Fine Arts or CTE`

1 credit

1 credit

1 credit (Fine Arts)

World Language

2 credits in the same language

4 credits in the same language

Senior Exit Project

0.5 credit

Electives

5 credits

Civics Test

Must pass with a 60%

Total

22 credits

16 credits

23+ credits

* Math courses shall consist of Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, (or it's equivalent), and an additional course with significant math content as determined by the Governing Board.
**Requirements include 1 credit each of World History ( or AP Human Geography), US History, American Government, and .5 credit for Economics.
***Mica Mountain Leadership is required for all freshmen beginning with the class of 2024. This is an elective credit.

' CTE- Career Technical Education

Schedule Changes

At the beginning of each semester, there is a 5-day drop/add period. Students may request schedule changes that do not affect their graduation progress. Changes are only made if the counselor determines that the change is feasible for the student and any teachers affected by the change. If a student drops a class after this period, they will receive a withdraw/fail notice on their transcript and will be ineligible for athletics for the remainder of the semester. Schedule changes are not always granted so students should register for classes carefully.

Fees 2021-2022 - 2022-2023 Fees coming soon.....

Please note:

  • Refunds must be requested within 3 weeks of dropping a class.

  • All fees are subject to change.

  • Tax Credit fees & contributions cannot be refunded per state law.

  • Activity Fees (per activity): $120

  • Per Student Cap: $300

  • Per Family Cap: $500

COURSE

FEES

PURPOSE OF FEES

ELIGIBLE FOR THE USE OF TAX CREDIT

FEE CAP

Athletics

Sports

$120 (per sport)

Activity Fee

Yes

Fine Arts

Band & Orchestra

$120

Activity Fee

Yes

$195

$75

Class Fee

Steel Drums

$75

Activity Fee

Choir

$120

Activity Fee

Yes

$195

$75

Class Fee

Piano Lab

$75

Class Fee

Drama

$120

Activity Fee

Yes

$195

$75

Class Fee

Visual Arts

$25 (per class)

Materials Fee

Physical Education

$10

Class Fee

$10

Science

AP Biology

$10

Materials/Enrichment Lab Fee

Honors Human Anatomy/Physiology

$25

Materials/Enrichment Lab Fee

Other Fees

Advanced Placement (AP) Tests

$94 *

Yes

Calculator (TI-84 plus)

$100 purchase
$25 rent **

Chromebook Insurance

$50 (per school year)

Insurance Fee

Grad Lab Credit Recovery

$75 (per course)

ID Replacement

$5

Intersession Courses

$75 (pre-course)

Parking Boot Removal

$15 ***

Parking Permit Replacements

$15

Parking Permits

$25

*AP Test fees are subject to change each year. Due date for 20/21 AP Tests is November 1st of each year, per the College Board requirements.
**Students who choose to rent the calculator must return it but can choose to purchase it for an additional $75 at the end of the year.
***Assessed for parking without a permit or illegal parking

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