McLean County High School
1859 Highway 136 East
Calhoun, KY. 42327
McLean County High School Mission Statement:
The mission of McLean County High School is to provide a safe, motivating, and challenging environment (through the shared commitment of the home, community, school, and students) so that each student may attain his or her potential.
At McLean County High School, we focus on a “Kids First” attitude. We strive to foster a family atmosphere while maintaining a dedication to learning.
A variety of counseling services is available at MCHS. These services include individual and group counseling with referral to outside agencies where circumstances dictate; pre-college counseling to include admission, financial aid, and scholarship assistance; and career counseling, which is provided in conjunction with MCHS Advisee Time and the Family Resource Center.
A comprehensive testing program is available through the guidance office. The testing program includes providing application materials and interpreting test results and is some cases, administering tests. Tests available through the guidance department include the ACT, ACT PLAN, ASVAB, SAT, and PSAT.
Requirements of Class Standing
A minimum number of credits must be completed for grade classification at McLean County High School:
Seniors classification, 20 credits
Junior classification, 12 credits
Sophomores classification, 5 credits
Transfer students from schools that require fewer credits for graduation than MCHS will proceed under a pro-rated formula for graduation.
Report Cards/Progress Reports
McLean County High School utilizes nine-week grading periods. Report cards are mailed home approximately one week following the end of the nine-week grading period.
Progress reports are distributed to students at the midpoint of each nine-week grading period (after 4 ½ weeks of instruction). Progress report copies are available from individual teachers and the guidance office.
Student Organizations The following student organizations are available to each student: Art Club, Champions Against Drugs,
JROTC Corps of Cadets, Fellowship of Christian Students (FCS), National Beta Club, History Club, Science Club, Future Business Leaders (FBLA), Spanish Club, Future Farmers of America (FFA), Student Council, Family, Career, and Community Leaders (FCCLA), Yearbook Staff, Drama Club, Y-Club
Pre-Calculus AP History of Europe AP Biology AP Language
AP Calculus AB AP History of U.S. AP Chemistry AP Literature
AP Statistics AP Government
The following grading system is utilized at McLean County High School
Grading Unweighted G.P.A. Weighted G.P.A
Scale Quality Points Quality Points
A 90-100 A = 4.0 A = 5.0
B 80-89 B = 3.0 B = 4.0
C 70-79 C = 2.0 C = 3.0
D 60-69 D = 1.0 D = 2.0
F Below 60 F = 0 F = 0
Class ranking is computed by averaging the above-listed values. All credit-bearing courses through the second semester of the senior year are included in the computation.
McLean County High School Pre-College Curriculum
Language Arts/English 4
Mathematics 3 Language Arts: 4 credits: English 9,10,11,12
Social Studies 3 Mathematics: 3 credits: Algebra I, II, and Geometry
History & Appreciation of Visual
And Performing Arts 1 Science: 3 credits to include Introduction to
Health ½ Chemistry and Physics, Biology,
Physical Education ½ and Chemistry
Social Studies: U. S. History and 2 credits from the
following content areas:
economics, government, world
geography, and world
Electives 13 civilization
Total Credits Required for Health: ½ credit
Regular Students 28
Physical Education: ½ credit
Total Credits Required for
Vocational Students after 1 History & Appreciation of Visual and Performing
Year at Vocational School 26 Arts: 1 credit: History & Appreciation of Visual
Performing Arts or another arts course that
incorporates such content
Total Credits Required for Foreign Language: 2 credits or demonstrated
Vocational Students after 2 completion
Year at Vocational School 28 Electives: 11 credits (5 rigorous*)
* Rigorous electives should have academic content
at least as challenging as that of courses
required in the minimum high school graduation
requirement. See guidance office for more