Olathe South School Profile

  • Student Services

    • Ms. Danielle LeGrand, counselor for all grades with the last names beginning with A-Di (excluding students with emotional disturbance, deaf/hard of hearing, and center-based resource exceptionalities)
    • Mr. Chad Hoffman, counselor for all grades with the last names beginning with Do-J (excluding students with emotional disturbances, deaf/hard of hearing, and center-based resource exceptionalities)
    • Mrs. Patsy Roseman, counselor all grades with the last names beginning with K-Nd as well as all students with emotional disturbances, deaf/hard of hearing, and center-based resource exceptionalities
    • Mrs. Jean Busey, counselor for all grades with the last names beginning with Ne-Sch and AVID (excluding students with emotional disturbances, deaf/hard of hearing, and center-based resource exceptionalities)
    • Miss Amy Iwert, counselor for all grades with last names beginning with Sci–Z (excluding students with emotional disturbance, deaf/hard of hearing, or center-based resource exceptionalities)

    Olathe South is a public high school, grades 9-12. South is accredited by the North Central Association and the Kansas State Department of Education. Current enrollment is 2,057.

    Olathe is home to an estimated 135,473 residents and is located 20 miles south of Kansas City, Mo., on Interstate 35.

    Grading

    • A = 90-100 percent
    • B = 80-89 percent
    • C = 70-79 percent
    • D = 60-69 percent
    • F = below 60 percent
    • P = credit earned

    The weighted grade velue is computed by taking the number of weighted courses and dividing it by the number of semesters multiplied by seven. Weighted GPA = (GPA) + (number of weighted courses) / 7 (number of semesters)

    Graduation Requirements — 24 total credits required in grades 9-12 for Classes of 2020 and 2021

    The minimum requirement for an Olathe high school diploma is 24 credits. Depending on the course and nature of course delivery, units of credit will be awarded in increments of one full (1.0) or one-half (.5) credit.

    Twenty-four (24.0) credits required for graduation include:

    • Four (4) credits in English
    • One (1) credit in Applied Communication
    • Three (3) credits in Social Studies. Required credits are:
      • Modern World History (1 credit - grade 9)
      • U.S. History (1 credit - grade 11)
      • U.S. Government (.5 credit - grade 12)
      • Social Studies Elective (.5 credit - all grades)
    • Three (3) credits in Mathematics
    • Three (3) credits in Science. Required credits are:
      • Life Science (1.0 credit)
      • Physical Science (1.0 credit)
      • Science elective (1.0 credit)
    • One (1) credit in Physical Education
    • One (1) credit in Fine Arts
    • One (1) credit in Practical & Consumer Studies
    • One (1) credit in Technology
    • Six (6) elective credits

    High School Graduation Requirements for Class of 2022 and beyond

    All of the above graduation requirements remain the same EXCEPT:

    • Change from 1.0 Technology Requirement to .5 Technology Requirement
    • Addition of .5 credit Consumer & Personal Finance Class, which can be taken anytime during high school.

    Advanced Placement Courses

    • AP Biology
    • AP Calculus AB
    • AP Calculus BC
    • AP Chemistry
    • AP English Language and Composition
    • AP English Literature and Composition
    • AP Environmental Science
    • AP European History
    • AP French V
    • AP U.S. Government and Politics
    • AP Music Theory
    • AP College Physics I
    • AP Psychology
    • AP Spanish V
    • AP Statistics
    • AP Studio Art: 2D Design
    • AP Studio Art: 3D Design
    • AP Studio Art: Drawing
    • AP United States History

    Honors Courses

    • Advanced Debate
    • Algebra II
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • English I
    • English II
    • Geography
    • German IV
    • Linear Algebra
    • Modern World History
    • Multivariable
    • Pre-Calculus