Graduation Requirements and Curricular Policies

4 credits English

4 credits Mathematics

4 credits Science

4 credits Social Studies

2 credits Electives

2 credits Foreign Languages

1 credit Visual or Performing Arts

1 credit Computer Applications or Applied Technology

 Total: 22 credits


All students must be enrolled in an English, Math, Science, and History each year.

The Heritage Academy curricular track meets all major college requirements for Mississippi universities.

Heritage Academy Curricular Policies

  • All students are required to take the ACT to graduate. We suggest that you begin taking the ACT during the fall semester of your junior year. 

  • Students Requesting Honors class placement must meet the criteria given in the Honors Policies and Prerequisites (see website:  Honors Policies and Prerequisites).

Dual Credit and Enrollment Classes:

      In order to take a dual-credit class at Heritage, seniors must meet the following requirements:

  • Have a 3.0 GPA

  • Have the recommendation of the Heritage Academy teacher that taught the previous course in the same subject area.

  • Have recommendation from the guidance counselor.

  • Seniors must be enrolled in at least 5 classes at all times during their senior year. 
  • Students must meet any additional stipulations made by area universities/colleges (e.g., MUW and EMCC requires a 19 on the Math portion of the ACT in order to take College Algebra, and 17 on the English portion of the ACT in order to take English Composition).