Graduation Requirements (students entering high school prior to 2008-09)









Graduation Requirements (students entering high school prior to 2008-09)

Areas of Study RequiredUnits


English/Language Arts


4*

Mathematics


4*


Science
(The 4th science unit may be used
to meet both the science and
an elective requirement.)


4*


Social Studies



3*


Modern/Classical Language and/or Technical Education and/or Fine Arts3*

Health and Physical Education


1


Electives


4


*Total Units (Minimum)23


For admission to Georgia four-year universities, students are required to pass specific courses in each academic area, including two units of Modern/Classical Languages. Core academic courses, both required and elective, are included in calculation of the HOPE GPA for HOPE Scholarship eligibility.
Click here to view a comprehensive chart from the Georgia Department of Education.

End Of Course Tests
Under requirements of the state Department of Education, students enrolled in selected courses in core subjects must take an End of Course Test (EOCT) at the completion of the class. This exam counts 15% of the final semester grade. EOCTs— required for two courses in each core subject area— are designed to hold students statewide to the same learning standards. The following tests currently are administered in grades 9–12:

Mathematics


Social Studies

Science

Language Arts
Integrated Algebra I (Math I) and
Integrated Geometry (Math II)


U.S. History and Economics/Business/Free Enterprise

Biology and Physical Science

Freshman Language Arts and Junior Language Arts (American Literature)


In order to earn a regular Gwinnett County high school diploma, students must: