Milo Academy Academic Life
Milo Adventist Academy is committed to providing an atmosphere and learning experiences that will enable each student to achieve the intellectual excellence of which he or she is capable.
MAA's academic goal is that each student will...
The listing below outlines minimal requirements for graduation as set forth by the North Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and the state of Oregon. Students may be accepted into some colleges with a general diploma, but will likely be admitted on a probationary basis until prerequisite classes have been successfully completed.
* Ten credits represent the equivalent of 130 hours of teacher-student classroom time.
¹ A maximum of 35 credits in either music or PE may be allowed toward the required number of credits for graduation.
College Preparatory ProgramAlthough students may be accepted into some colleges without taking all the courses listed below, the requirements for the college preparatory diploma include high school courses most often required for entrance into public and private four-year colleges. The college prep designation on the official transcript requires a minimum C average in all college prep core classes.
¹ College Prep Science options: Physical or General Science, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Biology II, Anatomy & Physiology.
² A maximum of 5 credits of keyboarding is allowed.
Minimum Class Load
The minimum class load is 60 credits for the school year, not including work credits or correspondence work, with no less than 30 credits per semester.
Class placement is determined by the number of completed credits recorded on the official transcript. Previously earned credits must be officially recorded with the Registrar within the semester of enrollment to avoid adjustment of class placement and/or loss of class office. A maximum of 35 music and PE credits can be applied towards the required number of credits for class placement.
Typical College Preparatory
Students may earn an enriched diploma by earning an overall cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, a GPA of 3.5 in the respective area, and completing these requirements:
MAA offers a wide assortment of inventories and tests to meet students' needs. These include achievement, college entrance, career interest, and personality tests, including but not limited to:
ITED/CogAT for freshmen and sophomores
PSAT* for juniors
SAT* for juniors and seniors
ACT* for juniors and seniors
* These tests are available to lower classes upon request.
Acceleration is seldom advisable. Students considering it should counsel widely with parents, guidance counselor, and registrar before making application. The NPUC policy is available from the Registrar. Application to the Curriculum/Academic Standards Committee must be made by the end of the Fall Semester of the sophomore year. If approved, the student will never have junior status.
In order to accelerate the student must have met the following requirements:
Class schedules must be approved by the Registrar at the time of registration. To add or drop a class, the following procedure is required:
Classes may be added during the first week of each semester and may be dropped during the first two weeks of each semester. If the class is dropped before Friday of the second week, it will not appear on the transcript. Classes dropped after the two-week deadline will appear on the transcript with a notation of WP (Withdrawal Passing) or WF (Withdrawal Failing). Classes may not be dropped within ten school days of the end of the semester.
Exceptions to the policies above must be petitioned to the Curriculum/Academic Standards Committee.
Credits earned during the summer or during the school year in a program other than at MAA are designated as outside credits. A request must be submitted in advance to the Curriculum/Academic Standards Committee for approval of any outside credits to apply toward graduation at MAA.
Home school credits or courses from a nonaccredited school may be accepted and will be recorded only as pass/fail credits on the MAA transcript in accordance with NPUC Code 2430:98.
Outside credits not officially documented within the semester of enrollment may require adjustment of class placement and/or loss of student office.