High School Graduation Rule from GA Department of Education:
23 total units required for all students:
- 4 units of English Language Arts (9th English, 10th Grade World Literature, 11th Grade American Literature, British Literature)
- 4 units of Mathematics (Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II, Approved 4th Math)
- 4 units of Science (Biology; Physical Science or Physics; Chemistry, Earth Systems, Environmental Science or an AP/IB course; Fourth Science)
- 3 units of Social Studies (World History, US History, American Govt .5, Economics .5)
- 1 unit of Health and Personal Fitness
- A total of 3 units required from: CTAE and/or World Language and/or Fine Arts (Students planning to enter or transfer into a University System of Georgia institution must take two units of the same world language).
- 4 additional elective units of the student's choosing
Georgia Department of Education Helpful Websites
See the GADOE Graduation Rule on the Georgia Department of Education website for a full explanation.
See GA Milestones Assessment Information on the Georgia Department of Education website. The GA Milestones Assessment is taken in certain subjects and counts as 20% of the final grade.
Grade Level Promotion and Progression/Mid-Year Promotions
- 9th Grade to 10th Grade earn 5.5 Units/ 9thGrade to 10th Grade earn 8.5 Units
- 10th Grade to 11th Grade earn 11.5 Units/ 10th Grade to 11th Grade earn 14 Units
- 11th Grade to 12th Grade earn 17 Units/ 11th Grade to 12th Grade earn 20 units
Students entering high school prior to the 2018-19 school year: Class rank is determined using the student’s unweighted numeric GPA--all grades for all subjects; rank is cumulative. Unweighted numeric GPA uses the final grades posted to the transcript. For AP courses, this includes the 5 bonus points which are added by the teacher prior to posting to the transcript. AP bonus points are used in the computation of class rank.
For students entering high school in the 2018-19 and subsequent school years: Class rank is reported using percentile only based on weighted GPA Quality point GPA.
Students entering high school prior to the 2018-19 school year: Weighted numeric GPA is calculated by adding 10 points to the final course average for all AP courses. Weighted GPA is calculated by adding 1 quality point for all AP courses.
For students entering high school in the 2018-19 and subsequent school years: Only Quality Point GPA is reported on a student's transcript using a 4.0 Scale. Students earn 1.0 bonus quality point in AP Courses and .5 bonus quality point in dual enrollment courses.