Diploma Types, Testing Info, College/Scholarship


Students must complete the following requirements for each Diploma type:






*A 3.25 (uw) GPA is required for the Advanced Diploma.

**In addition to the above coursework, students must accumulate a minimum weighted GPA of 3.85 and non-weighted GPA of 3.25 to qualify for an Advanced Honors Diploma. Students enrolled in weighted Honors/AP courses through this program may have a grade point average greater than 4.00.



Mustang Medallion


The Shadow Ridge Mustang Medallion is awarded to seniors who complete a rigorous four-year academic program. Students who pursue the Mustang Medallion will enroll in the same classes as Honors Diploma students. However, the number of required courses is different. To earn the Mustang Medallion, in addition to the Advanced Honors Diploma requirements, the student must have no F’s on the transcript, meet the following course requirements, and graduate with a minimum weighted  4.0 G.P.A.


Required # of Honors Courses:


English H/AP - 4

Math H/AP - 3

Science H/AP - 3

Social Science H/AP - 3

Foreign Language H/AP* - 2

Elective Credit H/AP** - 1


*Since the first year of foreign language is not an Honors course, the same foreign language must be studied for a minimum of three (3) years.

**Elective credit may be fulfilled in an approved Honors or AP class in foreign language, math, science, social science, or computers.

Consideration will be given to equivalent classes successfully completed at another high school for students interested in the Mustang Medallion who have not been enrolled at Shadow Ridge High School throughout their high school career.


Testing Requirements


All 2017 and 2018 graduates are required to take four  End of Course (EOC) Exams and the ACT with writing to graduate.  There is no passing score needed at this time, just participation. You will take the ACT at Shadow Ridge on February 28th, 2017.


Are You Eligible for the Millenium Scholarship?


In order to be eligible for the Millennium Scholarship, a student is required to complete high school with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 (weighted or non-weighted).  If the GPA requirement is not met, an ACT composite score of 21 OR an SAT score of 990 (math and reading combined) will be accepted for eligibility.  In addition, students must graduate with a diploma from a Nevada high school, and have been a resident of Nevada for at least two of the high school years.  Students must also complete the 21st Century Course of Study (which includes Algebra II).  For more information, visit the website at or call (702) 486-3383.


  • Put your name on Ms. Guthrie’s scholarship email list for additional opportunities.


Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Admission Requirements


3.00 GPA (weighted or unweighted) in the core curriculum

  • Core Curriculum (4 English, 3 Math including Algebra II, 3 Natural Science, 3 Social Science and History = 13 units)

  • ACT or SAT (used for placement)











Counselor Alpha Breakdown

A-Car: Carroll (ext. 4301)

Cas-Fo: Hebb (ext. 4307)

Fr-Joh: Guthrie (ext. 4305)

Joi-Med: Kolish (ext. 4304)

Mee-Ra: Epstein (ext. 4303)

Re-Th: Messer (ext. 4306)

Ti-Z: Neely (ext. 4308)


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