Graduation Requirements

  • Promotion Criteria

    Promotion shall be based upon credits accumulated as follows:

    • 5 units for promotion to 10th grade including 3 core academic units
    • 11 units for promotion to 11th grade including 7 core academic units
    • 17 units for promotion to 12th grade including 11 core academic units

    Core academics are defined as English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and/or World Language

    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
    1 extra quality point is added into the GPA for all AP, IB, and Dual Enrollment Core Courses.
    A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, F=0.
    0.5 extra quality point is added for honors and accelerated core courses.
    A=4.5, B=3.5, C=2.5, D=1.5, F=0.

    Graduation Requirements
    English 4 units 1 unit American Lit or IB Lit or IB Language and Lit
    1 unit of 9th grade Lit
    Math 4 units 1 unit of Algebra I or Coordinate Algebra
    1 unit of Geometry
    1 unit of Algebra II or Advanced Algebra
    Science 4 units 1 unit Physics or Physical Science
    1 unit Biology
    1 unit Chemistry or Environmental Science
    Social Studies 3 units 1 unit World History
    1 unit US History
    ½ Government or Citizenship
    ½ Economics
    CTAE or Modern Language or Latin or Fine Arts 3 units  This may be a combination of all areas
    Personal Fitness
    ½ unit
    ½ unit
     This may be exempt after completing 3 years of ROTC
    General Electives 4 units  
    Total   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.