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Post-Secondary Support

Post-Secondary Counseling and Support

The college-going culture present in every Mapleton high school is supported in part by the work of Mapleton's Post Secondary Options Coaches. Post-Secondary Options Coaches work with students from the first day of their freshman year to the day they receive their diploma, providing the tools students need to apply to the colleges and universities of their choice and access to the scholarships and resources needed to get there.


A total of 22 credits, 40 hours of volunteering, a sophomore project, financial literacy, and a senior capstone project are required for graduation. A credit is defined as the amount of credit given for the successful completion of a course. Students must complete specific credits in twelve prescribed categories to meet Mapleton Public Schools graduation requirements. Successful completion means that the student obtained a passing grade for the course, which is the equivalent of a “C-” or better.


Subject Area                                 Credits Required                                                                                  

English                                                                                   4 credits                                                                                       

Mathematics                                                                        3 credits                                                         

*all credits must be in Algebra 1 (9th grade) or higher   

Science                                                                                  4 credits                                                         

*at least 2 credits must be lab-based 

Social Studies                                                                       3 credits                                                        

*social studies credit must include: 0.50 Civics/Government and at least 1.0 full credit in U.S. History or World History 

Foreign Language                                                                 1 credit 

*1.0 credit must be in the same language

Physical Education                                                               1 credit 

*0.50 credit must be in Health and 0.50 must be in PE

Art                                                                                         0.50 credit

Technology                                                                         0.50 credit

Senior Capstone                                                               0.50 credit

A capstone is the culminating exhibition of a student’s project or experience that demonstrates academic and intellectual learning.

Academic Electives                                                          5.5 credits

The remaining credits may be earned in any academic area listed, or AFJROTC, foreign languages, computer science, art, music, or drama. Also acceptable are college credits earned based on concurrent enrollment programs or courses.   

College and Career Readiness Demonstration - Starting with the class of 2022

AP - Advanced Placement

AP exams test students’ ability to perform at a college level. Scores range from 1 to 5 (highest).

*Math - score of 2 or higher

ASVAB - Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery 

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a comprehensive test that helps determine students’ eligibility and suitability for careers in the military. Students who score at least 31 on the AFQT are eligible for service (along with other standards that include physical condition and personal conduct). Students who take the ASVAB are not required to enlist in the military

*Reading, Writing, Communicating, and Mathematics - 31 on the AFQT

Concurrent Enrollment 

Concurrent enrollment provides students the opportunity to enroll in postsecondary courses, simultaneously earning high school and college credit

*Reading, Writing and Communicating - Passing grade per district and higher education policy

*Mathematics - Passing grade per district and higher education policy


ACT is a national college admissions exam. It measures four subjects – English, reading, math and science. The highest possible score for each subject is 36

*English - score of 18 or higher 

*Math - score of 19 or higher


The SAT is a college entrance exam. The SAT includes sections on reading, writing and math. The highest possible score for each section is 800.

*English - score of 470 or higher 

*Math - score of 500 or higher 


The Global Leadership Valedictorian is determined by the following: 

  • the student that is determined to have the highest cumulative GPA of his/her graduating class at the end of quarter 2 of their Senior year
  • the student has been enrolled as a full time GLA student for their entire Junior and Senior year 
  • the student has maintained academic excellence and strong leadership throughout all four years of high school 
    • the student is expected to continue to maintain academic excellence with grades and positive behavior/leadership for the entire senior year

Post Secondary Options Coach (PSOC)

Hoping to schedule a virtual meeting, phone call, or in person meeting? 

Book a time on my Student & Parent Meeting Calendar

What will students learn from you?

"Working with students I hope to help them develop the skills needed to be able to pursue their dreams for life after high school. Through career exploration, meeting with college representatives, and looking at what their dreams are, students develop plans for post-secondary success."