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Freshmen

Welcome to the Upper School ! Things are just a little bit different down on the “high-school hall.” Classes are shorter than what you’re used to and the pace is quicker. You’re growing up and you have to learn to pick up the pace. But, things aren’t all bad. You have more of a choice of clubs and varsity sports you can participate in. The teachers are different but still pretty cool. But remember, every grade you make from here on goes on something call your “High School Transcript” and that is what helps determine where you can or can’t go to college…Get ahead with this College Planning Calendar for Freshman/Sophmores!Upper School Sequence Options

DEPARTMENT NINTH GRADE TENTH GRADE ELEVENTH GRADE TWELFTH GRADE
ENGLISH English I English II English III English IV
AP English Language AP English Literature
SOCIAL STUDIES World Geography World History US History Government or AP Government
AP Human Geography AP World History AP US History Economics
MATH Geometry Algebra II Pre Calculus Trigonometry
Advanced Algebra AP Calculus
SCIENCE Physical Science Biology Environmental Science Anatomy
Chemistry Physics
FOREIGN LANGUAGE Spanish I Spanish II
HEALTH/PE 1 semester each
FREE ELECTIVES 1 elective per semester 1 elective per semester 1 elective per semester 1-4 electives

Here’s the plan …

Familiarize yourself with college admission requirements.

SAT or ACT ?    If you have any intention of attending a college or university, you must take a college placement exam. Colleges and universities use placements exams such as the SAT or the ACT in addition to courses taken and grades to determine admission. Students are strongly encouraged to take one of these tests during their sophomore and junior years. Most sophomores take an exam in either May or June but some will be taking them earlier (January or March). Some colleges require one or more achievement tests as a part of their entrance requirements. Your results are directly related to your course preparation. Practice tests are available online. Please take advantage of the opportunity to use these tests to enhance your scores.

HOPE academic requirements

Only grades earned in core-curriculum high school subjects (16 units)

Only College Prep tracks will be considered (which you are).

HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarship Requirements can be found here: https://www.gafutures.org/hope-state-aid-programs/hope-zell-miller-scholarships/hope-scholarship/eligibility/