• Here you will find information regarding the following:

    MPS Mission Statement

    Proficiency Based Testing

    Moore Public Schools Diploma Requirements

    Curriculum Track 

    MPS General Graduation Policy    

    Graduation Criteria  

    Certificate of Distinction

    Valedictorian & Salutatorian    


    Competitive Activities  

    Education Options  

    Concurrent Enrollment

    Oklahoma’s Promise (OK Promise)  

    College Entrance Requirements

    Moore Virtual Academy / Home Page 



    MPS Mission Statement                                                                                                                               

    Shaping today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders.


    Moore Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs, operations, and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies:


    Johnny Bailey

    Title: Assistant Superintendent (Personnel)

    Responsibilities: Handles concerns and complaints regarding race, color, national origin, sex or age for students, employees and others.  Also, non-student related disability issues are addressed through this office.

    Address: 1500 S.E. 4th Street, Moore, OK 73160

    Phone No.: 405-735-4203

    E-mail: johnnybailey@mooreschools.com


    Kim Heard

    Title: Director of Special Services

    Responsibilities: Handles disability issues related to students

    Address: 1500 S.E. 4th Street, Moore, OK 73160

    Phone No.: 405-735-4310

    E-mail: kimheard@mooreschools.com


    Proficiency Based Testing                                                                                    

    Credit by examination for secondary-level courses that are used to meet high school graduation requirements and are tested under the Oklahoma School Testing Program at 70 O.S. § 1210.508 shall require a score of at least "Proficient" or above in the criterion-referenced test that corresponds to the required course.

    In grades nine through twelve, students may demonstrate proficiency in core area subjects; mathematics, science, social studies, English, world languages, and computer education.  Proficiency based testing will be scheduled at least twice a year, at times that allow for appropriate decisions to be made regarding the placement of students who choose to take the tests.  Application for testing must be made at least 30 days prior to the testing date.  The procedure is as follows:


    Step One

    A student, parent or guardian may request testing. Applications may be obtained from the student’s school counselor, and must be signed by both the principal and counselor, as well as the parent or guardian if the student is a minor.  A copy of the student’s transcript must be included with the application. Upon receiving the request for testing, the principal of the school shall inform the student’s parents or guardian of the educational options available to the student.  The student’s social, emotional, physical, and mental maturity shall be considered in making a recommendation regarding the student’s readiness for testing and possible advancement. 


    Step Two

    At the next scheduled testing time, students in grades one through eight will be required to take an objective test covering learner outcomes for that grade.

    Students in grades nine through twelve will be required to take an objective test in the specific course(s) they have requested.  Students who score at least 90% on the objective test will qualify to proceed to step three.


    Step Three

    Students will be required to demonstrate proficiency on task that involve a performance or demonstration that is appropriate to the grade/course being tested.  Students who score at least 90% on the performance/demonstration test will be advanced to the next grade/level of study.

    Students must complete all of the proficiency-based testing steps prior to the beginning of the grade/course.  Notation to be placed on the student’s permanent records/transcripts shall be Credit by Exam.


    For more information, contact John Davidson

    Phone Number:  405-735-4253

    Email:  johndavidson@mooreschools.com


    Moore Public Schools Diploma Requirements  

      College Preparatory/Work Ready Curriculum Core/Standard Curriculum
    English 4 units Grammar, composition, literature, or any English course approved for college admission requirements.

    4 units

    English 1   (grammar, composition, and literature),

    English 2   (composition and world literature),

    English 3   (composition and American literature),

    English 4   (composition and English literature)


    3 units

    1 unit of life science (Biology – may be Honors or AP)

    1 unit of physical science standards (Physical Science, Physics, or Chemistry)

    1 unit of any Life, Physical, or Earth and Space Science (at or above the rigor of Biology or Physical Science)

    3 units

    1 unit of Biology or Biology taught in a contextual methodology

    2 units from a lab science from State Department of Education approved coursework which may include but is not limited to the following courses: Chemistry, Physics, Physical Science, Earth Science, Zoology, Physiology, Astronomy, Applied Physics, Principles of Technology, or other science courses with content over and/or rigor equal to or above Biology or Physical Science, as recommended by the district and approved by the State Department of Education**


    3 units (In grades 9-12)

    Limited to Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Advanced Placement Statistics, or any math course with content and/or rigor above Algebra 1 and approved for college admission requirements.  Note: Math courses above Algebra 1 may be taught at a high school or technology center.

    3 units (In grades 9-12)

    1 unit of Algebra 1 or Algebra 1 taught in contextual methodology

    2 units from course options: Algebra 2, Intermediate Algebra, Geometry, or Geometry taught in contextual methodology, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Statistics & Probability 1 and 2, Mathematics of Finance, and options approved by the State Department of Education approved course work with content and rigor equal to or above Algebra 1.

    Social Studies

    3.5 units

    1 unit of World History

    1 unit of U.S. History*

    1 unit of American Studies (Government)

    .5 unit of Oklahoma History

    3.5 units

    1 unit of World History

    1 unit of U.S. History*

    1 unit of American Studies (Government)

    .5 unit of Oklahoma History

    World Language OR Computer Technology

    2 units

    2 units of the same Foreign Language or non-English Language


    2 units of Computer Technology: approved for college admission requirements, whether taught at a high school or technology center school, including Computer Programming, Hardware, and Business Computer Applications such as Word Processing, Databases, Spreadsheets, and Graphics, excluding Keyboarding or Typing courses.

    1 unit

    1 unit of Computer Technology including computer programming, hardware and business computer applications, such as word processing, databases, spreadsheets, and graphics, excluding keyboarding or typing courses.

    Additional Unit

    1 unit

    1 additional unit selected from any of the above or career and technology education courses approved for college admission requirements.

    (none required)
    Financial Literacy

    .5 unit

    Personal Financial Literacy

    .5 unit

    Personal Financial Literacy

    Electives 5 units

    7 units

    the completion of 2 units of foreign language is recommended

    The Arts

    1 unit

    may include, but are not limited to: Music, Art, Drama, OR 1 unit of Speech.

    1 unit

    may include, but are not limited to: Music, Art, or Drama


    Curriculum Track

    In accordance with state law, ALL students entering the 9th grade will be enrolled in the college preparatory curriculum.

    Prior to entering the 9th grade, students will have the option to “opt out” of the college preparatory curriculum with the parent/guardian’s approval.

    In order to receive a high school diploma from Moore Public Schools, the student must successfully complete the following required courses plus eight- and one-half units (seventeen semesters) of electives. School districts are required to report the student’s performance level of the ACT on the student’s high school transcript.


    MPS General Graduation Policy                                               

    Board Policy #7090 (rv. 9/14/2020)


    Graduation Criteria                                 

    1. Forty-six semesters.
    2. A student must have a counselor approved graduation plan to be classified as a senior and to participate in graduation exercises.
    3. Students must participate in all state testing (see also Graduation Requirements).
    4. At least 2 units of the last 3 units of course work shall be completed in attendance in the accredited high school from which the individual expects to receive his/her diploma.
    5. All students must enroll in 6 classes per semester or be concurrently enrolled in college courses under the criteria set by the Oklahoma State Regents. (Concurrently enrolled students can only have one travel hour.)
    6. Credit is given for successful completion of each semester class work.
    7. Students who need more than 3 semesters of course work for graduation shall not be permitted to participate in graduation exercises.


    Certificate of Distinction                                                         

    Students who meet the specified requirements will be recognized as graduates of distinction.  Advanced Placement classes in the subject areas may be substituted on a course-by-course basis to satisfy the academic units required for a certificate of distinction.


    • 4 units of English
    • 4 units of Mathematics
    • 4 units of Social Studies
    • 4 units of Science
    • 2 units of World Language or Computer Technology
    • 1 unit in the Fine Arts

     *Must have a minimum of 3.25 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

    *Achieve a satisfactory (or advanced) score, or its equivalent, on all exams required through the Oklahoma School Testing Program (not to include tests designed to be predictive of college success, i.e. Pre-ACT, PSAT, etc.).


    Valedictorian and Salutatorian

    1. The valedictorian will be the top ranked student based on the grade point average of any high school course work taken prior to 9th grade, seven semesters of 9th, 10th, and 11th grades, and the first semester of the 12th grade. 
    2. The salutatorian will be the 2nd ranked student.  All students with a 4.00 grade point average and above based on these seven semesters will be designated as honor gradates.  Concurrent college course work will calculate into a student’s GPA using a 4.5 scale for the purpose of determining these distinctions.



    Any student that is going to participate in college athletic program under the guidance of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is responsible to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center (https://web3.ncaa.org/hsportal/exec/loginAction?loginActionSubmit=logoutDistrict)and complete all high school coursework needed to satisfy the NCAA’s requirements.  All questions should be directed to the head coach of the related sport and/or the site athletic director.


    Competitive Activities                                                              

    In order to participate in competitive activities, a student must have passed five classes the previous semester and be currently (within the semester) passing all classes.  Specific implementation of this policy will follow the regulations established by the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association.


     Education Options

    1. Educational Options such as concurrent enrollment, district approved courses for Internet Based Instruction, and night school are considered appropriate methods for developing mastery.
    2. Students demonstrating competency in district designated curriculum areas shall receive credit for the appropriate course(s).  Competency in the curriculum areas designated for proficiency testing shall be demonstrated when a student completes an assessment or evaluation appropriate to curriculum area with at least 90 percent accuracy.  Examples of assessments may include portfolio, criterion reference test, thesis, project, product, or performance.  Proficiency in all laboratory science courses requires that students perform relevant laboratory techniques.


    Concurrent Enrollment                                                       

    A junior or senior may, if he/she meets the requirements of the Oklahoma Regents, be admitted provisionally to a college or university in Oklahoma as a special student, provided he/she will complete graduation requirements by the end of the senior year.  This allows students to be concurrently enrolled in high school and college classes.  The State of Oklahoma will now pay tuition for seniors to take up to 18 hours of college credit during their senior year including the summer before their senior year.  Juniors meeting requirements may be allowed to enroll concurrently.  Interested students should contact their counselor for admission criteria and forms.


    Oklahoma’s Promise                                                           

     The Benefits

    Once you have completed the program’s requirements, Oklahoma’s Promise (OK Promise) will help you pay your tuition at an Oklahoma public two-year college or four-year university.  It will also cover a portion of tuition at an accredited private college or university or for courses offered at a public technology center that qualify for credit from a public two-year college.  (The Oklahoma’s Promise – OK Promise scholarship amount does not include items such as other required fees, books, supplies, or room and board.)


    Who May Apply?

    To enroll in Oklahoma’s Promise – OK Promise you must:

    • Be an Oklahoma resident
    • Apply during your 8th, 9th, 10th, or 11th grade year
    • Be the child of parents who earn $60,000 or less per year at the time of application


    Parents Will Need to Help

    Parents must supply proof of income, sign the agreement, and promise to help you successfully reach the goals of the program.



    • Graduate from an Oklahoma high school
    • Take the 17 units of high school courses below and achieve at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA in those courses
    • Achieve a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 for all courses in grades 9-12
    • Attend school regularly
    • Do your homework
    • Stay away from drugs and alcohol
    • Don’t commit criminal or delinquent acts
    • Meet with a school official to go over your schoolwork and records on a regular basis
    • Provide information when requested
    • Apply for other financial aid during your senior year of high school
    • Take part in Oklahoma’s Promise – OK Promise activities that will prepare you for college


    Required Courses

    • 4 English units (grammar, composition, literature)
    • 3 Lab Science units (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or any lab science certified by the school district.  General Science with or without a lab may not be used to meet this requirement.)
    • 3 Mathematics units (from Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus, Statistics, or AP Statistics)
    • 3 History and Citizenship Skills (including 1 unit of American History and 2 additional units from the subjects History, Economics, Civics, Geography, Government, or Non-Western Culture)
    • 2 Foreign or Non-English Languages (two years of the same language) or 2 Computer Technology (Two units in programming, hardware, and business computer applications such as word processing, databases, spreadsheets and graphics qualify.  Keyboarding or typing classes do NOT qualify.  1 foreign language and 1 computer course will NOT meet this requirement.)
    • 1 additional course of any of the subjects listed above
    • 1 Fine Arts (Music, Art, Drama) or Speech
    • 17 Total units


    Ways to Apply


    Other Conditions

    • You must also meet normal admission standards for first-time entering students at the college or university to which you apply
    • You have three years from the time you graduate high school to start taking college courses
    • You may receive funds for no more than five consecutive years after enrolling in college
    • Awards cannot be used for courses taken after you complete your bachelor’s degree

    You must maintain good grades in college to keep receiving awards


    College Entrance Requirements                                               

    The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education was created in 1941 by a vote of the people that amended the state’s constitution to provide for such a system.

    The state system is comprised of 25 colleges and universities – including two research universities, 10 regional universities, one public liberal arts university and 12 community colleges – and 11 constituent agencies and two university centers.  The state system is coordinated by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, and each institution is governed by a board of regents.

    The general information on this page was obtained from web sites of each of the following listed universities.  Please verify information by visiting the respective web sites or contacting the admissions offices directly.

    NOTE: Requirements may change and requirements for private institutions may be different.  See your counselor for up-to-date information and verify requirements with the admissions office of the institution.

    Students may also explore a wide range of colleges and universities by applying through www.commonapp.org. There are over 500 Common Application members in 47 states and the District of Columbia, as well in about a dozen foreign countries.  While these institutions represent tremendous diversity in size, mission, location, and selectivity, they all share a commitment of promoting access through holistic admission


    Oklahoma State University – Stillwater

    800-233-5019 http://go.okstate.edu/

    • Assured Admission

    Students qualify for assured admission if they meet ONE of the following criteria:

      • 3.0 GPA or better unweighted cumulative AND top 33.3% rank in high school graduating class, OR
      • 3.0 GPA or better in 15-unit core AND 21 ACT/980 SAT or better, OR
      • 24 ACT/1090 SAT or better


    University of Central Oklahoma – Edmond

    405-974-2000 http://www.uco.edu/

    • High School GPA 2.7*, Rank Upper 50%, ACT 20, SAT 940

    *The GPA will be defined annually by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education to correspond to the rank in class.


    East Central University – Ada

    580-332-800 https://www.ecok.edu/


    University of Oklahoma – Norman

    800-234-6868 http://www.ou.edu/

    • Official high school transcript reflecting at least six semesters of work completed, a grade point average computed on an unweighted 4.0 scale, and a rank in class
    • Official copies of your ACT and/or SAT scores
    • An official transcript from any collegiate institution you have attended as a concurrently enrolled student
    • Official copies of any AP or CLEP test scores

    **Grade point average and in some cases, class rank from unaccredited high schools or home school records, and a passing score on the GED will be used to determine a performance minimum in conjunction with the test score requirement for automatic admission, but will not be used as the sole basis for meeting performance admission requirements to the University of Oklahoma.


    Northeastern State University – Tahlequah

    800-722-9614 https://www.nsuok.edu/

    • A four-year high school grade-point of 2.70 or higher on a 4.0 grading scale and ranked scholastically among the upper 50% of your graduating class or
    • A 2.7 GPA in the 15 high school courses required for college entry, or
    • A composite score of 20 or higher in the ACT or a similar acceptable battery of test.


    Southeastern Oklahoma State University – Durant

    800-435-1327 http://www.se.edu/

    • Have at least an ACT composite of 20 or SAT of 940 (Critical Reading & Math) or
    • Have a GPA of 2.7 from a state-accredited high school in the 15 required curricular units (go to http://www.se.edu/future-students/admission-requirements/freshman/  for further details
    • Have a GPA of 2.7 from a state-accredited high school AND rank in the upper 50% of your graduating class


    Northwestern Oklahoma State University – Alva

    580-327-1700 http://www.nwosu.edu/

    • ACT Score 20, SAT Score 940 or
    • High School Rank – Top 50% and High School GPA 2.7 in core 15 units


    Southwestern Oklahoma State University – Weatherford

    580-772-6611 http://www.swosu.edu/

    • Minimum ACT or 20 (SAT 940) or
    • Rank scholastically in the upper 50% of his/her graduating class AND an overall high school GPA of approximately 2.7 or
    • Have a high school GPA of 2.7 (4.0 scale) in the 15 unit core curriculum.


    University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma – Chickasha

    800-933-8726   https://usao.edu/

    • A minimum composite ACT score 24, or 1090 SAT or
    • A grade point average of 3.0 or higher AND scholastic ranking in the top 25% of high school graduating class or
    • A grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the 15 unit high school core curriculum required for university admission AND a minimum ACT score 22 or 1020 SAT