Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements

(class of 2012 and beyond):

A total of 23 units are required to meet graduation requirements

In 2008, the Georgia Department of Education adopted a new graduation rule. With the new set of requirements also came a single high school diploma for all students — there is no longer a distinction between college prep and career tech.

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Four (4) Units of English/Language Arts

• 9th Grade Literature – 1 unit

• 10th Grade Literature – 1 unit

• 11th Grade/American Literature

– 1 unit (AP Lang/Composition may substitute for 11th Lit)

And one of the following Senior English options:

• AP Lit/Composition – 1 unit

• College English – 1 unit

• World Lit/Composition – .5 unit   with either

• British Lit/Composition – .5 unit

• Multicultural Lit/Composition – .5 unit

Four (4) Units of Mathematics

• GSE Algebra 1 – 1 unit     Or     • GSE Accelerated Algebra 1/ Geometry A Honors – 1 unit

• GSE Geometry – 1 unit     Or     • GSE Accelerated Geometry B /Algebra 2 Honors – 1 unit

• GSE Algebra 2 – 1 unit     Or     • GSE Accelerated Pre-Calculus Honors – 1 unit

And one of the following math options:

• Mathematics of Finance– 1 unit

• Advanced Math Decision Making  – 1 unit

• GSE Pre-Calculus – 1 unit

• AP Statistics – 1 unit

• AP Calculus AB/BC – 1 unit

• College Calculus II and III (via GA Tech) – 1 unit

Four (4) Units of Science

• Biology – 1 unit

• Physical Science – 1 unit     Or     • Physics – 1 unit

One of the following science courses:

• Chemistry – 1 unit

• Environmental Science – 1 unit

• Earth Science – 1 unit

• Any AP Science course – 1 unit

And one of the following science or CTAE course options (not previously taken):

• Any AP Science Course – 1 unit

• AP Computer Science (CTAE) – 1 unit

• Astronomy – 1 unit

• Chemistry – 1 unit

• Earth Science -1 unit

• Environmental Science – 1 unit

• Food Nutrition through the Lifespan (CTAE) – 1 unit

• Food Science (CTAE) – 1 unit

• Human Anatomy and Physiology – 1 unit

• Physical Science – 1 unit

• Physics – 1 unit

Three (3) Units of Social Studies

• World History – 1 unit

• American History – 1 unit

• Economics – .5 unit

• American Government – .5 unit

One (1) Unit of Health and Physical Education

• General Health – .5 unit

• Personal Fitness – .5 unit  (Three units of JROTC may be used to address this requirement only)

Three (3) units required from CTAE and/or World Language and/or Fine Arts

CTAE (students planning to qualify as a “pathway completer” must complete the 3 required courses in a designated pathway)

Fine Arts

World Language (students planning to enter or transfer into a University System of Georgia institution or other post-secondary institution must take a minimum of two units of the same world language, preferably 3 units of the same language)

Four (4) additional elective units  

Electives may be academic or non-academic courses.