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Foundation Graduation Plan

Class of 2018 & Beyond

(1) English language arts--four credits. 

  • English I
  • English II
  • English III 
  • English IV

 

(2) Mathematics--four credits.

  • Algebra I
  • Geometry.

      The additional credits may be selected from the following courses

  • Mathematical Models with Applications (may not be the 4th credit)
  • Algebraic Reasoning
  • Algebra II
  • Precalculus
  • Statistics
  • AP Calculus

 

(3) Science--four credits

  • Biology

    (A) One credit must be selected from the following laboratory-based courses:

  • Integrated Physics and Chemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Physics;

    (B) The additional credit may be selected from one full credit or a combination of two half credits from two different courses subject to prerequisite requirements from the following laboratory-based courses:

  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Earth and Space Science
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Physics
  • Advanced Animal Science
  • Anatomy and Physiology

 

(4) Social studies--three credits. Two of the credits must consist of:

  • United States History Studies Since 1877
  • United States Government (one-half credit)
  • Economics with Emphasis on the Free Enterprise System and Its Benefits (one-half credit).

     The additional credit may be selected from the following courses:

  • World History Studies
  • World Geography Studies.

 

(5) Languages other than English (LOTE)--two credits:

  • Spanish I
  • Spanish II

(6) Physical education--one credit:

    (A) The required credit may be selected from any combination of the following one-half to one credit courses:

  • Foundations of Personal Fitness
  • Athletics

    (B) In accordance with local district policy, up to one credit for any one of the courses listed in subparagraph (A) of this paragraph may be earned through participation in any of the following activities:

  • Marching Band
  • Cheerleading

(7) Fine arts--one credit. The credit may be selected from the following courses subject to prerequisite requirements:

  • Art, Level I, II, III, or IV
  • Music, Level I, II, III, or IV
  • Theatre, Level I, II, III, or IV
  • Principles and Elements of Floral Design

(8) Other required courses:

  • Professional Communications (one half credit)
  • Health (one half credit)

 

All students will select an endorsement or career pathway before entering 9th grade. The following endorsements are offered at Atlanta High School:

 

  (1) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)  –  A student may earn a STEM endorsement by completing the requirements specified in this section, including Algebra II, chemistry, and physics:

    (A) a coherent sequence of courses for four or more credits in career and technical education (CTE) that consists of at least two courses in the same career cluster and at least one advanced CTE course. CTE courses for the STEM endorsement include:

  • Concepts of Engineering
  • Robotics & Automation

    (B) three credits in mathematics by successfully completing Algebra II and two additional mathematics courses for which Algebra II is a prerequisite or

    (C) four credits in science by successfully completing chemistry, physics, and two additional science courses

    (D) in addition to Algebra II, chemistry, and physics, a coherent sequence of three additional credits from no more than two of the categories or disciplines represented by subparagraphs (A), (B) and (C) of this paragraph.

 (2) Business and Industry – A student may earn a business and industry endorsement by completing the requirements specified in this section:

    (A) a coherent sequence of courses for four or more credits in CTE that consists of at least two courses in the same career cluster and at least one advanced CTE course. The courses may be selected from the following:

      (i) Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

  • Principles of AG
  • AG Mechanics
  • Welding I
  • Welding II
  • Livestock Production
  • Small Animal Management
  • Forestry & Wood
  • Wildlife & Fisheries
  • Advanced Animal Science

      (ii) Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications

  • AVP 1
  • AVP 2
  • AVP 3
  • AVP 4

      (iii)  Business Management and Administration

  • Principles of Business Marketing & Finance
  • Business Information Management

      (iv) Finance

  • Money Matters
  • Accounting

      (v) Hospitality and Tourism

  • Principles of Hospitality & Tourism
  • Culinary Arts

      (vi) Information Technology

  • Digital Interactive Media
  • Web Technologies

      (vii) Marketing

  • Fashion Marketing
  • Sports & Entertainment
  • Advanced Marketing
  • Practicum in Marketing

    (B) four credits by selecting courses from one of the following areas:

  • debate
  • journalism: yearbook

    (C) a coherent sequence of four credits from subparagraph (A) or (B) of this paragraph.

 

(3) Public Services –  A student may earn a public services endorsement by completing the requirements specified in  this section:

    (A) a coherent sequence of courses for four or more credits in CTE that consists of at least two courses in the same career cluster and at least one advanced CTE course. 

         (i) Health Science

  • Principles of Health Science
  • Medical Terminology
  • Health Science
  • CNA Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Pharmacy Tech

         (ii) Human Services

  • Cosmetology I
  • Cosmetology II

 

 (4) Arts and Humanities –  A student may earn an arts and humanities endorsement by completing the requirements specified in this section:

(A) five social studies credits from the list below:

  • United States History Studies Since 1877
  • United States Government (one-half credit)
  • Economics with Emphasis on the Free Enterprise System and Its Benefits (one-half credit).
  • World History Studies
  • World Geography Studies
  • Bible Literature
  • Psychology (one-half credit)
  • Sociology (one-half credit)

    (E) a coherent sequence of four credits by selecting courses from one or two categories or disciplines in fine arts:

  • Art, Level I, II, III, or IV
  • Music, Level I, II, III, or IV
  • Theatre, Level I, II, III, or IV;
  • Principles and Elements of Floral Design;

    

  (5) Multidisciplinary Studies –  A student may earn a multidisciplinary studies endorsement by completing the requirements specified in this section:

    (A) four advanced courses that prepare a student to enter the workforce successfully or postsecondary education without remediation from within one endorsement area or among endorsement areas that are not in a coherent sequence; or

    (B) four credits in each of the four foundation subject areas to include English IV and chemistry and/or physics; or

    (C) four credits in Advanced Placement or dual credit selected from English, mathematics, science, social studies, economics, languages other than English, or fine arts.

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