Course Requests vs. Actual Classes
We always stress to students and their families that they are making course requests for next year, not actually signing up for specific classes. When the master schedule is finalized over the summer, conflicts may develop between course requests and actual periods that certain courses will be offered. Because of this potential conflict, students are asked to select 6 electives (several of these are alternates.)
If a student cannot be scheduled for their top choices, every attempt will be made to schedule them into the alternatives they indicated during registration.
Once the master schedule is set, we lose a great deal of our flexibility in making changes (due to a finite number of teachers and available seats). We strongly encourage students to consider their choices carefully before making their course requests during our Drop/Add weeks in March and April.
In order to be considered “promoted” to the next grade level in high school, a student must earn a minimum number of credits by the end of each year. In other words, you have to pass your classes!
• 10th Grade = earned 5 credits by end of 9th grade 1 math, 1 science, 1 english
• 11th Grade = earned 10 credits by end of 10th grade 2 math, 2 science, 2 english
• 12th Grade = earned 16 credits by end of 11th grade 2 math, 2 science, 2 english
If a student fails to earn the required number of credits, he or she will be retained in that grade level.
If a student becomes "off-track" in terms of earning their credits, it means that the student will not graduate on time unless he or she completes additional coursework during summer school or by some other means (please see your counselor for more information).
In order to receive a Georgia high school diploma, Georgia’s current rule states that students must earn:
• 4 Credits of English
• 4 Credits of Mathematics
• 4 Credits of Science
• 3 Credits of Social Studies
• 1 Credits of Health & Physical Education
• 3 Credits of Career/Technology and/or World Language and/or Fine Arts
• 4 Credits of Electives (minimum)
Total Required to Graduate = 23 Units
Note: World language (foreign language) is not required for graduation BUT is required for acceptance into a four-year college or university.
Note: Some research, regional, and state institutions of the University System of GA may require additional credits in academic areas (English, math, science, and/or socials studies) in addition to the high school diploma credits required.