Graduation Requirements

  • Honor Roll/Quality Points

    Determination Of Valedictorian, Salutatorian, Honor and High Honor Graduates
    for students entering 9th grade in 2008 or later
    Promotion Criteria
    The following number of yearly units is required before promotion to the next grade:
    • Promoted to 10th grade – 6 units (must include one (1) in math and one (1) in English)

    • Promoted to 11th grade – 12 units (must include two (2) in math, two (2) in English, one (1) in Science and one (1) in Social Studies)
    • Promoted to 12th grade – 18 units (must include two (2) in math, three (3) in English, two (2) in science  two (2) in Social Studies)
    Grade Point Averages and Ranking
    Class ranking shall be determined by the cumulative grade point average of graduating seniors at the completion of four years of high school. The grade point average shall be determined by use of a four point system for grades earned: A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0.
    Quality Points
    Only completed Advanced placement courses and International Baccalaureate Diploma Program courses earn one additional point for passing grades: A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, F=0.
    Graduation Requirements
    Marietta High School (MHS) students allowed to graduate or participate in graduation ceremonies must meet the following three criteria: a) meet the school system’s attendance requirement, b) earned the school system’s required units of credit, and c) passed all sections of the state assessment requirements.
    Students Entering 9th Grade in 2008
    English 4 units 1 unit American Lit or 
    AP Language
    1 unit of 9th grade Literature
    Math 4 units
    Science 4 units 1 unit Physics or Physical Science
    1 unit Biology
    1 unit Chemistry, Environmental Science, or AP Science
    Social Studies 3 units 1 unit World History
    1 unit US History
    ½ Government or Civics
    ½ Economics
    CTAE or Modern Language or Latin or Fine Arts 3 units
    Personal Fitness
    ½ unit
    ½ unit

    Electives/ IB Requirements 4 units
    23 units
    † All students must take at least one year of Fine Arts,or one year of MYP Technology,in each of the 9th and 10th grades for International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program. All students must take a Modern Language course in each of 9th and 10th grades for International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program.
    †† All students who entered ninth grade in and after the 2012-2013 school year, must take at least one semester (.5) of a course delivered in an online platform. Courses can be taken independently during non-school hours or during school hours on campus.
    * Courses successfully completed may not be repeated.
    ** Students planning to enter or transfer to a University System of Georgia institution or other post-secondary institution must take a minimum of 2 units of the same modern language or Latin. Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education (DTAE) institutions (Georgia System of Technical Colleges) do not require modern language or Latin for admissions.
    *** CTAE Pathways – 3 units in an industry-validated pathway are required for any student planning to earn a Career Readiness Certificate endorsed by related industries. 

    Students should work closely with their guidance counselor to ensure that all graduation requirements are being met.