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  • Georgia High School Graduation Requirements

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          Georgia High School Graduation Requirements

                For Students Entering High School

                  In 2008 and beyond

    English Language Arts

    4 credits

     

    One English class in each year of high school, including ^American Literature/Composition (11th grade) and ^Ninth-Grade Literature and Composition.

    Mathematics

    4 credits

    Mathematics I, II, III and IV

    Science

    4 credits

    ^Biology, Physical Science or Physics and two additional science courses of choice.
    (See the Advisement Guide for Choices.)

    Social Studies

    3 credits

    World History, ^United States History, United States Government (1 semester)
    and ^Economics (1 semester)

    Career, Technical and  Agricultural Education

     

    3 credits

     

    Students must earn 4 credits, in any combination, from these three curriculum areas.

    Students planning to attend a 4-year college or university immediately after high school must earn a minimum of 2 credits in a modern language.

     

    Students who plan to continue a technical program of study at a technical college after high school are encouraged to take at least 3 credits in a single CTAE career pathway. (See the Advisement Guide for CTAE programs available at each high school.)

    Fine Arts

    Modern Language

    Health and Physical Education

    1 credit

    ½ credit per course. Each course is one semester in length. Typically taken in the 9th grade.
    A student taking 3 credits of JROTC will satisfy this requirement.

    Electives

    4 credits

    Electives can be taken in any curriculum area.
    Students planning to attend a 4-year college or university are encouraged to take at least 2 electives from academic curriculum areas.

    Total

    23 credits

     

    Promotion to the next grade is based upon credits earned.

    10th =   5 credits

    11th = 11 credits

    12th = 17 credits

     

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    GEORGIA MILESTONES END OF COURSE TESTS

     

     

    Some courses require students to take the Georgia Milestones End-of-Course (EOC) Test to earn credit for the course.  The following courses require the Georgia Milestones EOC tests:

    9th Grade Lit/Comp
    American Lit/Comp
    Coordinate Algebra
    Analytic Geometry
    Biology
    Physical Science
    U.S. History
    Economics
    The Georgia Milestones EOCs count 20% of the student’s final grade.

     

     

     

    1 credit consists of two semesters; ½ a credit each. Credit is earned when a minimum passing grade is achieved. A semester lasts 18 weeks and consists of 90 hours of classroom instruction.

    23 credits must be earned to earn a high school diploma. A student has the opportunity to earn 24 credits in 4 years of high school during the school day.

     
     
     
    For additional information regarding graduation requirements, visit http://public.doe.k12.ga.us/DMGetDocument.aspx/Grad%20Guidance%20Doc%20FINAL.pdf?p=6CC6799F8C1371F603F40E5A1D9A3706751E83D7A6F56D50AA933EE5ECF76877&Type=D

     

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