High School Graduation Requirements

High School Sample Plan Grid

  • Below is a sample four-year plan. Please refer to the course description guide of your high school to see what Advanced Placement or academic electives will be offered each year. Courses meeting the HOPE Rigor requirement are denoted with a dagger (†):

    Subject  Units  9th Grade  10th Grade  11th Grade  12th Grade
    English/LA  4 9th Grade Lit/Comp 10th Grade Lit/Comp Am. Lit/Comp or AP Language Br. Lit/Comp or AP Literature
    Math  4 Algebra Concepts/Conn or Acc. Alg Concepts/Conn/Geom A or Acc Geom B/Adv Algebra  Geometry Concepts/Conn or Acc. Geom B/Adv. Alg or AP Statistics † Adv. Algebra or AP Pre Calculus  College Readiness or Statistical Reasoning or Pre-Calculus or AP Calculus or AP Statistics 
    Science  4 Biology Chemistry† or Environmental Science  Physics or Physical Science AP Science or Human Anatomy or Forensic Science 
    Social Studies  3  -- World History or AP World History† US History or AP US History† Am. Govt/ Personal Finance Economics or AP Govt or AP Macro †
    Health/PE  1 Health & Personal Fitness --  --  --
    CTAE/Foreign Language/Fine Arts  3 Courses including at least 2 years of Foreign Language*, and/or Fine Arts, and/or CTAE.  Advanced Foreign Language classes count for HOPE rigor criteria (i.e. Spanish II and beyond, French II and beyond, German II and beyond)
    Electives  4 Classes of choice, including possibilities for additional academic courses
    Total Units  23        

    *Students planning to attend a University System of Georgia institution must take a minimum of two units of the same Foreign Language

    Key to Abbreviations:
    Alg = Algebra
    Am = American
    Br = British
    Calc = Calculus
    Econ = Economics
    Env = Environmental
    Geom = Geometry
    Gov = Government
    Macro = Macroeconomics
    Stat = Statistics