What is required for graduation?
*All students are expected to complete a common set of requirements to earn a regular diploma.
The following units are required under the current graduation rule. Students who enroll from another state must meet Georgia graduation requirements and the Georgia assessment requirements for the graduation class they enter.
23 Carnegie Units are required for a student to graduate with a high school diploma. These credits will come from each of the
English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Career Technical and Agricultural Education, Fine Arts, World
Languages, and Health and Physical Education. Below you will see the number of required credits in each of these areas and the
specific classes that are in each area.
Required Number of Credits
9th Grade Literature and American Literature
Coordinate Algebra, Analytic Geometry, and Advanced Algebra
Biology and Physical Science/Physics
World History, US History, American Government / Civics, and Economics
Two years of the same language is needed for college admission
Health and Personal Fitness
As a part of the 23 required credits, students must take 4 electives that can come from any of the areas above
Click on the individual subjects above to see course progressions course descriptions available in those subjects
REQUIREMENTS FOR PROMOTION (GRADE PLACEMENT)
Each of the highs school in Henry County are utilizing a year long grading system. This means that the full credit will not be awarded until the successful completion of the class. Promotion from grade to grade is contingent upon successfully earning these credits. The required number of credits for promotion from grade to grade are:8th - 9th Grade: Meet 8th grade promotion requirements to be assigned to 9th grade9th -10th Grade: Earn 5 units of credit10th -11th Grade: Earn 11 units of credit11th -12th Grade: Earn 17 units of credit
Students who transfer from another state or from another educational setting are required to meet the criteria for promotion and graduation outlined in this guide and the Georgia high school graduation requirements, including required courses of study and passing scores on all required graduation assessments. Students who have questions about transfer credits should contact their school counselor for more information.
All grades will be recorded numerically exactly as they are received from the issuing school. The only exception to this will be if a student enters with a numeric grade below 70 that is considered passing by the previous school. In this circumstance, a grade of 70 will be assigned.For those students who transfer in with letter grades only, those grades will be converted to a numerical average according to the chart below:
A+=98 A=95 A-=93 B+=88 B=85 B-=83 C+=78 C=75 C-=74 D+=73 D=71 D=70 F=55