Sophomores - Class of 2026
Graduation Requirements

For the class of 2022, there have been changes in graduation requirements. The following has to be met in order to receive a VHS diploma.

1) 24 High School Credits


2) 10 ICAP Components

  • 4 Workforce and postsecondary goals
  • Plan of Study
  • Cover Letter or Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • Letter of Reference
  • Mock Interview
  • Job Shadow
  • 5 Hours of Community Service
  • College or Job Application
  • Scholarship or Financial Aid application.


3) Demonstrate College or Career Readiness

  • Must meet one (1) of the following prior to graduation:
  1. Advanced Placement Test Score of a 2 or above in AP English Language and Composition (Junior Year)
  2. SAT score in English at or above a 470 or a 500 in Math
  3. OR ACT English score of 18 or higher or a 19 or higher in Math
  4. ASVAB score at or above a 31
  5. Accuplacer English score at or above a 62 or at or above a 61 in Math
  6. Concurrent Enrollment grade in English or Math of a C or better
  7. District Capstone Project.


Important Dates

Scholarship Opportunity - Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)


**RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards)**is a life-changing leadership training program for young men and women where leadership skills and principles are learned, developed and enhanced in an atmosphere of trust and respect. The purpose of RYLA is to encourage and assist current and potential youth leaders in methods of responsible and effective leadership. Many past RYLArians have said, "It was the best week of my life!"

The Platteville Rotary Club is going to sponsor two VHS students (one sophomore and one junior) to attend this summer's RYLA program. Please visit the websitewww.rmryla.orgfor an application and more information.

Scholarship Opportunity - Economics for Leaders

Economics for Leaders (EFL) is a selective residential summer program for current high school sophomores and juniors. EFL sessions teach young leaders how to integrate economics into the process of decision-making in a hands-on experiential envionment. Classses are taught by economics professors and leadership instructors selected, nationwide, for their experitse and teaching effectiveness. EFL builds valuable leadership skills, helps students develop long-lasting connections and, according to many EFL alumni, is "one of the best experiences of their lives." FULL SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE

See the counseling department for more information.

Engineering & Construction Camp

The Society of american Military Engineers and the US Air Force Academy sponsor an annual Engineering and Construction Camp for select high school freshman and sophomores. The camp offers an opportunity for students from all over the United states and the world to learn hands-on engineering skills and other group activities on the US Airforce Academy in Colorado Springs.

To qualify for consideration, students must meet the following requirements.

  • U.S. Citizen

  • Have completed at least their freshman year of high school.

  • Intent to purse a degree in architecture, engineering or a related field.

  • Demonstrated leadership characteristics

  • Minimum 3.5 GPA

  • By physically fit and healthy

  • Be of high moral character

Please see the counseling department for more information

Study Abroad Opportunities

If you are interested in studying abroad please see the counseling department for more information.