Georgia Graduation Requirements

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Georgia Graduation Requirements

Below are the current graduation requirements for Georgia public high school students who enter ninth grade for the first time in the 2008-2009 and subsequent school years. Your selection of courses is important, so be sure to get guidance from adults (parents, counselor, advisor, instructors).                                      

 

Areas of Study:

 
 

Credits

 

I.  English/Language Arts

4

II.  Math

4

III.  *Science

4

IV.  Social Studies

3

V.  **Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE), and/or Modern Language/Latin, and/or Fine Arts

3

VI.  Health & Physical   Education

1

Electives (4 units)

4

TOTAL UNITS

23

* The 4th science unit may be used to meet both the science and elective requirement.

** Students must complete three units in a pathway to complete a CTAE pathway and take an end of pathway assessment. Students interested in attending a University System of Georgia college/university must complete two years of the same foreign language to be admissible as a freshman.