School Profile

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2019-2020 Capital High School Profile

About our School:

Helena is the capital city of Montana. The school district serves approximately 48,000 people within the city, throughout the Helena valley, surrounding Lewis and Clark County, and northern Jefferson County. The public-school system has eleven elementary schools, two middle schools, and two comprehensive high schools and one alternative high school program that serves both high school populations.

School Enrollment Information:

  • Total Enrollment: 1,360
  • Grades Enrolled: 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Number of faculty: 99
  • Size of Senior Class: 325

Pattern of School Year:

2 semesters, 90 days per semester, 50-minute class periods, 7 periods per day, and 6 credit bearing

Graduation Requirements:

23 credits of class work are required for graduation, 16 are required and 7.0 are elective. Semester classes earn .5 credits; full year courses earn 1.0 credit.

  • English: 4.0 credits
  • Social Studies: 3.0 credits
  • Mathematics: 3.0 credits
  • Science: 2.0 credits
  • Human Performance: 1.5 credits
  • Fine Art: 1.0 credit
  • CTE: 1.0 credit
  • Health: 0.5 credit
  • Elective: 7.0 credits

Grading System

Letter grades of A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0, are given in all areas on an unweighted 4.0 system. W/F=Withdrew Fail and W/M=Withdrew Medical.

Curriculum:

  • Honors
    • Honors English 1
    • Honors English II
    • Honors World Cultures
    • Honors Math I (Algebra I/Geometry),
    • Honors Math II (Geometry/Algebra II)
    • Honors Pre-Calculus
    • Honors Earth Science
    • Honors Biology I
  • AP
    • AP English III (Comp)
    • AP English IV (Lit)
    • AP Computer Science Principles
    • AP (continued)
    • AP Human Geography
    • AP US History
    • AP American Government
    • AP Environmental Sci
    • AP European History
    • AP Economics
    • AP Calculus
    • AP Statistics
    • AP Biology
    • AP Chemistry
    • AP Physics
    • AP Spanish V
    • AP Art History
  • Dual Credit
    • College Writing/College Lit
    • Technical Writing
    • Intro to Public Speaking
    • Technical Math
    • College Algebra
    • Intro to Statistics
    • Pre-Calculus
    • Calculus
    • Linear Algebra
    • Accounting Procedures
    • MS Word/MS Excel
    • CNC Milling/Cutting Processes
    • Intro to Auto

AP Exam Scores:

2019 Exams Total Exams Average Score
Biology 52 3.5
Calculus AB 26 2.4
Calculus BC 10 3.2
Chemistry 17 2.12
Computer Science A 1 3
English Language & Composition 68 3.01
English Literature & Composition 15 3.27
Environmental Sci 27 2.22
Human Geography 56 3.16
Physics 1 22 2.5
Psychology 1 4
Spanish Language and Culture 4 3.5
U.S. Government & Politics 58 3.03
U.S. History 74 3.03

 

Class of Finalist Semi-Finalist
2019 2 2
  2017 1 3
2015 2 2

Class of 2020 6th Sem.   GPA’s:

Median 4.0 3.99-3.75 3.74-3.5 3.49-3.25 3.24-3
3.12 22 51 41 49 39
2.99-2.75 -2 2.74-2.5 2.49-2.25 2.24-2 1.99-1.75 <1.75
22 27 24 16 13 13

ACT Average Scores (based on state test data only)

Year Tested English Math Reading Science Composite State Avg Comp.
2018 288 19.8 20.9 21.6 21.1 21 19.6
2017 278316 20.0  20.8 21.9 21.1 21.2 19.7
2016 2752 19.9 21.2 22.8 21.1 21.1 20.0

Post High School Follow-Up: (Class of 2019)

  • 4 year college/university: 57.3%
  • Military: 3.7%
  • 2 year college: 19.5%
  • Work full time: 8.5%
  • Trade/Apprentice: 1.6%
  • Other: 9.4%

Montana Universities

Montana State University (55)

  • University of Montana (38)
  • Montana Tech (19)
  • Carroll College (7)
  • UM Western (12)
  • MSU Northern (4)
  • MSU Billings (2)
  • Providence College GF (4)

Montana 2 Year Colleges

  • Helena College (57)
  • Missoula College (7)
  • Gallatin College (3)
  • Flathead Valley CC (1)
  • Dawson CC (1)
  • City College MSUB (1)

Out of State Universities

  • Arizona State University
  • Brigham Young University
  • BYU- Idaho
  • BYU- Provo
  • Eastern Washington University
  • City College of New York
  • Colorado State
  • Cornell College
  • DePaul University
  • Dickenson State University
  • Drury University
  • Florida Institute of Tech
  • Gonzaga University (2)
  • Grays Harbor College
  • Macquarie University
  • Middle Tennessee State
  • Mount Marty College
  • North Seattle Community College
  • Northern State University
  • Oklahoma Christian University
  • Oral Roberts University
  • Oregon State University
  • Seattle University
  • Solano Community College
  • Taylor University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Colorado-Colorado Springs
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • University of Jamestown
  • University of Mary
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Utah (2)
  • Utah State University (2)
  • Utah State- Logan (2)
  • Washington State
  • Weber State
  • Wichita State
  • Williston State College