Georgia High School Graduation Requirements
English Language Arts
One English class in each year of high school, including ^American Literature/Composition (11th grade) and ^Ninth-Grade Literature and Composition.
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)
^Biology, Physical Science or Physics, Environmental Science/Earth Systems/Chemistry and one additional science course of choice.
(See the Advisement Guide for Choices.)
World History, ^United States History, United States Government (1 semester)
and ^Economics (1 semester)
Career, Technical and Agricultural Education
Students must earn 3 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.
Health and Physical Education
½ credit per course. Each course is one semester in length. Typically taken in the 9th grade.
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.