Approved Courses: Approved courses are courses based on the concepts and skills included in the state-adopted curriculum for grades 9-12 and approved by the Georgia Department of Education for equivalency credit and funding.
Course: A course is instruction for which credit is awarded.
Credit: Carnegie units earned and applied to high school graduation and credit hours earned toward the completion of a postsecondary program of study.
*****1 Class equals 1 Credit*****
Equivalency: Equivalency refers to the number of postsecondary credit hours or courses needed to equal one Carnegie unit.
At least 3 Units of Career/Technology and/or Foreign Language and/or Fine Arts
At least 4 additional Electives
*****Foreign Language is not required for Graduation BUT is required for acceptance into a 4 year College or University*****
Georgia High School Graduation Test
Critical Thinking (37-39%)
Number & Computation (17-19%)
Data Analysis (19-21%)
Measurement & Geometry (32-34%)
Process/Research Skills (30-32%)
Physical Science (33-35%)
World Studies (18-20%)
U.S. History to 1865 (18-20%)
U.S. History Since 1865 (18-20%)
Map & Globe Skills (15%)
Information Processing Skills (15%)
Students must write a persuasive essay on an assigned topic. The essay is judged on four qualities or domains of effective writing: content/organization, style, conventions of written language, and sentence formation.
- at least a "B+" average in all academic subjects (additional weight is assigned to Honors, Dual Enrollment, AICE, AP, and IB coursework) and test scores of at least 24 (composite) on the ACT or 1100 (critical reading plus math) on the SAT.