Plan for Success

StudentsPlanning for the future can be overwhelming, but we’re here to help! Use the helpful information on this page to supplement our in-person guidance counseling. Here you’ll find up-to-date scholarship information, study guides, and other helpful materials that will help you prepare for life after high school.

If you have questions, be sure to speak with your advisor or contact our counselor, Megan Strange.

Valley Graduating Requirements

All Valley R-VI students must have earned 24 high school credits and have completed the following course requirements as set forth by the state department and our local board of education to graduate.

  • Communication Arts
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Fine Arts
  • Practical Arts
  • Physical Education
  • Health
  • Personal Finance
  • Electives

4 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
1 Credit
1 Credit
1 Credit
½ Credit
½ Credit
7 Credits

Students who enroll in Arcadia Valley Technical and Career Center will earn three (3) units of credit each year for work that is successfully completed, for a maximum of 6 credits applied toward graduation.


The state of Missouri provides several scholarships to students who plan to attend college here. Check out these awesome opportunities.

Study Guides and Testing

Being prepared is just as important as knowing your stuff. Use these websites to help you prepare for college entrance exams.

  • Preparing for the ACT
    Everything you need to know to succeed on the ACT, including practice tests.
  • ACT Student
    ACT website to register, practice, track, and share your test scores.
  • CLEP Testing
    Earn college credit for stuff you already know. Save money and time with the CLEP test.