In addition to the grade point average and ACT (or WorkKeys for the Provisional level), high school students must complete the Hathaway Success Curriculum (HSC). Districts must submit all courses to the Wyoming Department of Education for review before adding them to their Hathaway Success Curriculum.
Dual/Concurrent, IB, and AP Courses
Beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, all Dual/Concurrent (1000-level and above), International Baccalaureate (IB), and Advanced Placement (AP) courses will be weighted on a five-point scale in order to account for increased rigor. All other courses that do not fall into the listed categories will be calculated on a standard four-point scale. Please see below for more information on the course approval processes:
- Dual/Concurrent Courses: To be considered for the HSC, please submit the course syllabus provided by the post-secondary institution. Please note: Dual/Concurrent courses 1000-level and above, in addition to being grade-weighted on a five-point scale, also count for one full year of content for Hathaway purposes. Dual/Concurrent courses below the 1000-level will count for .5 year of content and will be calculated on the standard four-point GPA calculation for Hathaway purposes.
- IB Courses: To be considered for the HSC, IB courses must be part of an approved program by the International Baccalaureate Program. Please refer to this link for more information regarding the IB Program approval process. Once approved by the International Baccalaureate Program, course syllabi may be submitted to the Hathaway Team for HSC approval.
- AP Courses: To be considered for the HSC, AP courses must first be approved by the AP College Board. Please refer to this link for more information regarding the AP College Board approval process; please note there are deadlines in place to submit courses for approval. Once courses are approved by the AP College Board, course syllabi may be submitted to the Hathaway Team for HSC approval.
In order for virtual education courses to be considered for the Hathaway Success Curriculum, courses must first be approved by the virtual education team. More information can be found here.