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Altus High School sits on a 33 acre college-like campus and offers a varied curriculum designed to fit the educational needs of all spectrum of students. Twenty-four units are required for high school graduation. Students must successfully complete four units of English and three each of mathematics, science and social studies.

Applied core courses prepare students for technical fields while advanced placement core classes enable students to gain college credit. Electives include three foreign languages, television production and broadcasting, journalism, vocal and instrumental music, Junior ROTC, vocational classes, and sports.

In addition to the high school (10th-12th), Altus Schools includes a junior high (8th-9th), a middle school (6th-7th) and six elementary schools (K-5th). All schools except the high school are on the nine week schedule.

Title I, special education, migrant education, enriched studies, art instruction for the visually talented, English as a second language, "Another Chance to Succeed", and an alternative school help meet needs that are not met in the regular classroom setting.

The average Altus teacher has been in the classroom for over 16 years and has earned at least 20 hours of graduate-level training. Over 36 percent of the Altus teachers hold advanced degrees. The teacher-student ratio in grades K-12 grade is 1 to 13.5. Altus boasts one of the finest public school systems in the state.


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