Hopkins County Central High School is a comprehensive high school with an enrollment of approximately 900 students in grades 9 through 12. The school is a member of the College Entrance Examination Board and the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (ACT/CEEB code 181-952) and is accredited by the Kentucky Department of Education. Approximately 65% – 75% of each graduating class attends some type of post-secondary training.
The school year is divided into three trimesters. A trimester is 12 weeks. One half credit represents one trimester of work. A school day is divided into 6 periods. Classes meet daily for 60 minutes. A student can earn up to 7.5 credits per school year, and 27 credits is required to graduate.
The curriculum includes 10 Advanced Placement courses: English Language (grade 11), English Literature (grade 12), Human Geography (grade 9), World History (grade 10), United States History (grades 10-12), Government (grades 11-12), Psychology (grades 10-12), Environmental Science (grade 11), Biology (grade 12), Studio Art (grades 11-12).
Class rank is based on a cumulative, weighted GPA. All AP courses are weighted on a 5.0 grading scale. All students enrolled in the graduating class are considered when determining class rank. However, to be eligible for valedictorian, salutatorian, or historian honors, students must adhere to the following during their high school career.
Core AP Courses: Students must take core AP courses: AP World History, AP History, AP Language, AP Literature, AP Environmental Science, Dual Credit Math (Calculus or Statistics)
Additional AP Courses: Students must take an additional 3 AP courses (can include dual credit Calculus or Statistics)
A student may take as many AP courses as they would like, but only 9 AP classes will be weighted toward their Honor Graduate GPA.
Grading System: A = 90 – 100 Grade Point Average: A = 4.0
B = 80 – 89 B = 3.0
C = 70 – 79 C = 2.0
D = 60 – 69 D = 1.0
F = Below 60 F = 0.0