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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

    GSE Algebra I, GSE Geometry, GSE Algebra II, and Pre-calculus or other 4th math (Advanced Math Decision Making)

    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

     

     

    Some courses require students to take the Georgia Milestones to earn credit for the course.  The following courses require students to take the Georgia Milestones :

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

     

     

    1 credit consists of one semester. MHS is on a 4X4 block schedule.  Students can earn four credits/semester and eight credits/school year.  Credit is earned when a minimum passing grade of 70 is achieved. A semester lasts 18 weeks.

    23 credits must be earned to earn a high school diploma. A student has the opportunity to earn 32 credits in 4 years of high school on the 4X4 block schedule.

     
     
     

     

Last Modified on October 14, 2019