Upper School

A top-quality secondary education is being demanded by more and more parents and, at Bulloch Academy, we deliver.

A student’s high-school years at BA are full of tremendous growth and rewards. Academic rigor is the focus. Our goal is to prepare students to have many college choices their senior year. English, mathematics, science, social studies and foreign language are the foundations of Bulloch Academy’s high-school curriculum. The semester system is utilized by the school and courses either encompass the full school year (one Carnegie unit) or one-half of the school year (1/2 Carnegie unit).

Twenty-three Carnegie units are required to graduate with a college-preparatory diploma.

English (Grammar, Composition, Speech, Literature) – 4 Units

9th grade, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, AP English Language, AP English Literature

Social Studies – 3 Units

World Geography, World History, U.S. History, Economics/Government (1/2 of each), AP Human Geography, AP World History, AP United States History, AP American Government

Mathematics – 4 Units

Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Advanced Algebra, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus AB

Science – 4 Units

Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Anatomy, AP Biology (dependent upon student interest)

Foreign Language – 2 Units

Spanish I, Spanish II

Electives – 4 Units

Early Childhood, Visual Art, AP Art History (dependent upon student interest), Drama, U.S. History in Film, Yearbook, Music, Advanced Technology, Weight Training, SAT/ACT Test Prep, Sports Medicine, Bible

Health – One Half Unit

Physical Education- One Half Unit

Fifteen hours of community service per year in grades 9-12 are also required.

All high-school teachers are certified by the Professional Standards Commission, have teaching certificates and either have or are working toward advanced degrees. The school has been accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission since its inception. In 2001, Bulloch Academy became accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and, in 2006, received dual accreditation by SACS and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SACS/SAIS).

Beginning in the ninth grade, students are also required to take at least one standardized test per year: 9th – PSAT, 10th – Pre ACT, 11th and 12th – SAT and ACT.

Students are also encouraged to take advantage of enhancing their educational experience through dual enrollment at Georgia Southern University, East Georgia State College, and Ogeechee Technical College.

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