General Informationabout the Henry County Schools High School Advisement Guide
comprehensive information for student planning. This guide may be used by students, counselors, administrators, teachers, and parent/guardians as students prepare for the following post-high school experiences:
• College and University
• Technical College
• Military Service
• Career Training School
• Full-Time Employment
Planning is essential for one’s life choices to be rewarding. Since the high school years
can provide the foundation and tools for building a future, students need definite goals
in mind as they make choices. The advisement guide outlines graduation requirements
specified by the Georgia Department of Education and Henry County Public Schools,
describes the types of diplomas which may be earned, and provides information
regarding high school curriculum choices and post-secondary planning.
Parents/guardians and students are encouraged to use this information while working
closely with school personnel to plan a four-year program and to develop post-secondary goals. Long-range planning does not mean that choices are permanent. Asfuture goals change and are refined, the high school program may be adjusted. It isimportant that students plan courses of study to leave open as many options as possibleand allow the flexibility for change. A quality education is more important than ever inour highly competitive and technological society.
One of the most important responsibilities and decisions a high school student will
make is selecting the appropriate courses. Consideration should be given to
prerequisites, teacher recommendations, and the need for remedial, comprehensive, or
advanced programs. Counselors have a master list of all courses offered and can help
students and parents/guardians with questions regarding course selection.
For information regarding learning opportunities and course descriptions, please visit
the Curriculum and Instruction Department web page for Henry County.