• Georgia High School Graduation Requirements


      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.


      4 credits

      GSE Algebra, GSE Geometry, GSE Algebra II and Pre-Calculus/Advanced Math Decision Making

      *Honors GSE Geometry, GSE Algebra II and Pre-Calculus and AP Calculus/AP Statistics (accelerated students) 


      4 credits

      ^Biology, Physical Science or Physics, Environmental Science/Earth Systems/Chemistry and one additional science course 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.

      Fine Arts

      Modern Language

      Health and Physical Education

      1 credit

      Health and Personal Fitness. ½ credit per course. Each course is one term in length. Typically taken in the 9th grade.


      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.



      23 credits