Students at Marietta High School have the opportunity to work toward their diploma in a variety of different English classes. All freshman and sophomores either take College Prep English, or may enroll in the Pre-IB (International Baccalaureate) course. As upperclassmen, the selection grows to include advanced upper-level courses, including Advanced Placement (AP). The rising juniors who were Pre-IB students can stay in the IB program or move into Advanced Composition or Advanced Placement Literature. All students will take the state-mandated American Literature course during their junior year; Pre-IB students take it during their sophomore year.
At Marietta High School, we give students the opportunity to experience three modern languages, French, German, and Spanish, as well as the classical language, Latin. All students in the college preparatory track must successfully complete at least two years of one language and any of the four languages fulfills that requirement. Please remember that two years is the minimum requirement, while at least three years is recommended. We do offer levels 1, 2, 3, 4, and AP 5 in every language, with levels 1-4 being offered both on the college prep and the IB level. For the IB diploma, Latin does not count as Language B, but as a sixth subject option.
There is after-school tutoring, sponsored by the honor societies, available in all languages. In addition, all of the faculty members are willing and eager to offer extra help to those who would like it, so please do not hesitate to contact us.
For students who are particularly interested in math, MHS offers Math Team and Math Honor Society. Math Team competes in tournaments against other schools and is open to all students. Participation in Math Team is an excellent way to enforce and learn new skills. Math Honor Society members must have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 in their math courses and must have successfully completed Algebra II. Math Honor Society sponsors the free after school tutoring.
Students planning on entering the work force immediately after graduation can take a vocational track of 3 years of mathematics including Algebra. Students seeking to attend college after graduation take 4 years of college preparatory courses including Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and at least one other elective. A few possible electives are Advanced Algebra / Trigonometry, Discrete Math, and Algebra III. For students seeking additional challenges, we offer honors level courses such as Advanced Placement (AP) Statistics, International Baccaulaureate (IB) Analysis (Pre-calculus), Advanced Placement (AP) /International Baccaulaureate (IB) Calculus AB or BC, and International Baccaulaureate (IB) Math Higher Level. Successful completion of honors courses exams can lead to college credit. IB Math Higher Level is one of the most advanced high school math courses offered in the state.
The Science Department at Marietta High School is committed to providing high quality science instruction to our students. Our goal is to offer coursework that
through inquiry – stimulates a desire to study the natural world.
- through reason and critical thinking – develop predictive powers that encourage an understanding of our universe.
- through reflection – apply the knowledge and skills gained to assess its impact on society and technology.
- through problem-solving – develop science literacy as a means of documenting a multidimensional understanding of unifying scientific principles.
Our students are offered core courses in Physical Science, Conceptual Physics, Biology and Chemistry, as well as electives in other fields of interests. These include Physics, Human Anatomy & Physiology, and Environmental Science. Options for Pre-Diploma, as well as full International Baccalaureate participation are available.
Targeted tutoring, End-of-Course Test tutoring, and Georgia High School Graduation Test prep are offered after school. Transportation is available for any student opting to participate. We work closely with our Graduation Coach and offer Credit Recovery in core Science courses to insure student success.
Extracurricular Activities: Students interested in Social Studies may participate in Social Studies related extracurricular activities. For a number of years, Marietta High School students have attended the Model United Nations simulation at Kennesaw State University. Mr. Scott Pritchard is the Social Studies teacher who sponsors that activity. Each year Kennesaw State also holds a Geography Bee.