Diploma Plans

McKinney Christian Academy’s rigorous, college preparatory curriculum is designed to prepare all students for success in college coursework following high school.  We offer two diploma plans: the College Preparatory Diploma and, for the higher achieving student, the Honors Diploma.  Students who earn either diploma meet or exceed the state of Texas graduation requirements.

Honors Diploma

To receive the Honors Diploma, students must:
  • Maintain a minimum 3.5 cumulative weighted GPA.
  • Successfully complete 3 AP or Dual Credit core subject courses - may be in any combination of core subjects.
  • Be enrolled in a math course every year during grades 9-12.
  • Complete 40 hours of pre-approved community service during grades 9-12.
  • Meet the graduation requirements for the College Preparatory Diploma AND complete the following additional credits:
Additional
Credits
Course Course Notation
  Math Must include and pass Pre-calculus.
(Must be enrolled in a math class each year of HS.)
1 Foreign Language Three sequential years of the same language.
1 Fine Arts Art, Band, Choir, Drama, Music/Performance
1 Additional Elective Core subject or journalism.


College Preparatory Diploma

Classes of 2015, 2016, 2017   Classes of 2018+
Credits Course Course Notation Credits Course Course Notation
4* Bible* Must be enrolled in a MCA Bible class for each year in attendance; World & Church History may satisfy a Bible credit.
4* Bible Must be enrolled in a MCA Bible class for each year in attendance; World & Church History may satisfy a Bible credit.
4 English 1 per year 4 English 1 per year
4 Mathematics

Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II + 1 higher level math course

(Must be enrolled in a math class each year of HS).
4 Mathematics Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II + 1 higher level math course
(Must be enrolled in a math class each year of HS.)
4 Science Biology, Chemistry I + 2 higher level sciences
(Physics strongly recommended.)
4 Science Biology, Chemistry I + 2 higher level sciences
(Physics strongly recommended.)
4 Social Studies World Geography (1), World History (1), US History (1), US Government (½), Economics (½)
4 Social Studies World Geography (1), World History (1), US History (1), US Government (½), Economics (½)
2 Foreign Language Two sequential years of the same language. 2 Foreign Language Two sequential years of the same language.
1 Physical Education*   1 Physical Education*  
1 Fine Arts   1 Fine Arts  
½
Communications Applications   ½
Communications Applications  
1 Technology   Electives  
Electives        
26 Total Credits   26 Total Credits