Academics

Advance Plancement (AP)

Advanced Placement (AP) courses in provide high school students with rigorous academic opportunities that prepare them for college-level coursework. Aligned with national standards, AP courses offer a challenging curriculum across various subjects, allowing students to earn college credits by successfully passing AP exams. Participating in AP courses demonstrates a commitment to academic excellence and readiness for higher education. Students benefit from enhanced critical thinking, research skills, and subject-specific knowledge, gaining a competitive edge in college admissions and beyond. AP courses in empower students to excel academically and succeed in their future educational and career pursuits.

Courses offered:

  • AP Language & Composition
  • AP English Literature 

 

Courses Offered:

  • AP Pre-Calculus
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Computer Science

Courses Offered:

  • AP World History
  • AP US Government/Politics
  • AP US History
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP Human Geography
  • AP Psychology

Courses Offered:

  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Biology

Courses Offered:

  • AP Studio Art

Career Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) Pathway

A CTAE (Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education) pathway offers high school students a unique opportunity to explore and prepare for future careers. These pathways combine classroom learning with hands-on experience in various fields such as health sciences, information technology, engineering, and agriculture. By choosing a CTAE pathway, students can earn valuable certifications, participate in internships, and gain practical skills that will help them succeed in college or the workforce.

Students must successfully complete a series of three related courses within a specific pathway and must pass an End-of-Pathway Assessment (Not all pathways have an EOPA).

Upon successfully completing a series of three related courses within a specific pathway, students earn a graduation cord as recognition of their achievement in that pathway.

The Health Science Career Pathway includes planning, managing, and providing services in therapeutics, diagnostics, health informatics and support areas.  This course of study will provide students with a smooth transition into post-secondary nursing, medical or allied health education or the ability to acquire an entry level medical position in the workforce or the military. Students are exposed to general healthcare knowledge and skills and are then encouraged to pursue a more in-depth study in the career area they are interested in through the appropriate career pathway. 

Pathway Courses:

  • Intro to Healthcare Science
  • Essentials of Healthcare
  • Allied Health and Medicine

The Financial Services pathway equips high school students with the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career in the financial sector. This pathway focuses on essential topics such as money management, banking, investments, financial planning, and insurance. Students gain practical experience through coursework and projects that simulate real-world financial scenarios. Students will gain career development skills for the finance world with opportunities that expand beyond basic business skills into financial literacy, banking, investing, insurance, and risk management. 

By completing this pathway, students can earn industry-recognized certifications, prepare for further education in finance, and develop a strong foundation for careers in banking, financial analysis, accounting, and more. This pathway ensures students are well-prepared to navigate the complex world of financial services.

Pathway Courses:

  • Intro to Business and Technology
  • Financial Literacy
  • Banking, Investing, & Insurance

The Audio-Video Technology and Film (AVTF) pathway offers high school students an exciting opportunity to dive into the world of media production. This pathway provides a blend of theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience in areas such as audio production, video production, film, and broadcast. Students learn essential skills in scripting, filming, editing, and production management using state-of-the-art equipment and software.

By completing this pathway, students are prepared for careers in the media industry or further education in film and broadcasting, gaining industry-recognized certifications and practical experience along the way

Pathway Courses:

  • AV Technology & Film I
  • AV Technology & Film II & III
  • Broadcast & Video Production Lab

The Law Enforcement Services/Criminal Investigations pathway provides high school students with a comprehensive introduction to the field of criminal justice. This pathway covers key areas such as criminal law, investigative procedures, forensic science, and public safety. Students engage in hands-on learning experiences, including mock investigations, crime scene analysis, and role-playing exercises. By completing this pathway, students can earn industry-recognized certifications, preparing them for further education or careers in law enforcement, forensic science, criminal investigations, and related fields. This pathway equips students with the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a rewarding career in the criminal justice system.

Course Pathways:

  • Intro to Law, Pub Safety, Corr. Sec.
  • Criminal Justice Essentials
  • Criminal Investigations

 

The Teaching as a Profession pathway introduces high school students to the rewarding field of education. This pathway covers essential topics such as educational theory, classroom management, instructional strategies, and child development. Students gain hands-on experience through classroom observations, teaching simulations, and internships in local schools.

By completing this pathway, students can earn industry-recognized certifications, preparing them for further education in teaching and educational leadership. This pathway provides a strong foundation for those aspiring to inspire and shape future generations as professional educators.

Course Pathway:

  • Examining Teaching Profession
  • Contemporary Issues in Education
  • Teaching as a Profession Practicum

Course Pathway:

  • Intro to Software Technology
  • Computer Science Principles or
    AP Computer Science Principles
  • Programming, Games, Apps, and Society

The Sports and Entertainment Marketing pathway offers high school students an engaging introduction to the dynamic worlds of sports and entertainment industries.  This pathway covers essential topics such as marketing principles, event promotion, sponsorship, and public relations. Students gain hands-on experience through projects, simulations, and real-world case studies, learning how to develop marketing campaigns, manage events, and understand consumer behavior.

By completing this pathway, students can earn industry-recognized certifications, preparing them for further education or careers in sports management, entertainment marketing, event planning, and related fields. This pathway provides the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the exciting and fast-paced sports and entertainment marketing industries.

Course Pathway

  • Marketing Principles
  • Intro to Sports and Entertainment Marketing
  • Advanced Sports and Entertainment Marketing

The Hospitality, Recreation, and Tourism pathway ioffers high school students an exciting opportunity to explore careers in the vibrant service and leisure industries. This pathway covers key areas such as hotel management, event planning, travel and tourism, and recreational services. Students gain practical skills through hands-on projects, internships, and real-world simulations.

By completing this pathway, students can earn industry-recognized certifications, preparing them for further education or immediate employment in various roles such as hospitality management, travel coordination, and event planning. This pathway sets the stage for a dynamic and fulfilling career in the hospitality, recreation, and tourism sectors.

Pathway Courses:

  • Marketing Principles
  • Hospitality, Recreation, & Tourism Essentials
  • Hospitality, Recreation, & Tourism Management

The Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) program in Georgia offers high school students an enriching experience focused on leadership development, citizenship, and personal growth. JROTC provides students with opportunities to learn discipline, teamwork, and critical thinking through military-style training, academic coursework, and community service projects. Participants develop leadership skills through practical exercises, drill competitions, and leadership camps.

By participating in JROTC, students can earn recognition, develop a sense of responsibility, and prepare for future careers in the military or civilian sectors. This program fosters character development and prepares students to become active and engaged citizens in their communities.

Pathway Courses

  • JROTC Army Leadership Education I
  • JROTC Army Leadership Education II
  • JROTC Army Leadership Education III
  • JROTC Army Leadership Education IV

Fine Arts Pathway

The Fine Arts pathway in Georgia offers high school students a creative and expressive journey through various artistic disciplines. Aligned with Georgia’s educational standards, this pathway encompasses visual arts, performing arts, music, and more. Students explore artistic techniques, history, and cultural contexts while honing their skills through hands-on projects and performances. By participating in the Fine Arts pathway, students develop creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration skills essential for careers in art, design, theater, music, and beyond. This pathway fosters a deep appreciation for the arts and prepares students for further education or professional pursuits in the vibrant world of creative expression.

A student can complete a Fine Arts Pathway when three units of credit from those courses have been successfully completed in any one of the four areas.

Upon successfully completing a series of three related courses within a specific pathway, students earn a graduation cord as recognition of their achievement in that pathway.

The Fine Arts pathway in Georgia offers high school students a creative and expressive journey through various artistic disciplines. Aligned with Georgia’s educational standards, this pathway encompasses visual arts, performing arts, music, and more. Students explore artistic techniques, history, and cultural contexts while honing their skills through hands-on projects and performances. By participating in the Fine Arts pathway, students develop creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration skills essential for careers in art, design, theater, music, and beyond. This pathway fosters a deep appreciation for the arts and prepares students for further education or professional pursuits in the vibrant world of creative expression.

A student can complete a Fine Arts Pathway when three units of credit from those courses have been successfully completed in any one of the four areas.

Upon successfully completing a series of three related courses within a specific pathway, students earn a graduation cord as recognition of their achievement in that pathway.

Pathway Courses:

Beginning Band (I-IV)

Intermediate Band (I-IV)

Advanced Band (I-IV)

Adv. Instrumental Ensemble (Drumline/by audition only)

Pathway Courses:

Music Technology (I-IV)

Guitar (I-IV)

Pathway Courses:

Beginning Keyboarding (Piano) (I-IV)

 

Pathway Courses:

Guitar (I-IV)

Pathway Courses 

Intermediate Orchestra (I-IV)

Advanced Orchestra (I-IV)

Pathway Courses:

Intermediate Mixed Chorus (I-IV) (9th grade or first time in chorus)

Advanced Mixed Chorus (I-IV)

Advanced Women’s Chorus (I-IV) –(by audition only)

Pathway Courses:

 

Theatre Arts

  1. Theatre Arts/Fundamentals I
  2. Theatre Arts/Fundamentals II
  3. Acting I or Technical Theatre

Theatre Arts- Acting

  1. Theatre Arts/Fundamentals I
  2. Acting I
  3. Acting II

Theatre Arts – Technical Theatre

  1. Theatre Arts/Fundamentals I
  2. Technical Theatre I
  3. Technical Theatre II
 
 

The Visual Arts pathway offers high school students an immersive exploration of artistic expression and creativity. Aligned with Georgia’s educational standards, this pathway encompasses various mediums such as drawing, painting, sculpture, and digital arts. Students delve into art history, techniques, and cultural influences while developing their own artistic voice through hands-on projects and exhibitions. By completing the Visual Arts pathway, students not only refine their technical skills but also cultivate critical thinking and aesthetic appreciation essential for careers in fine arts, graphic design, multimedia, and more. This pathway nurtures a passion for visual creativity and prepares students for success in the dynamic field of artistic endeavor.

Pathway Courses:

  • Visual Arts I
  • Visual Arts II
  • Visual Arts III,
  • Visual Arts IV
  • AP Studio Art

World Language Pathway

The World Language pathway empowers high school students to explore and master languages from around the globe. Aligned with Georgia’s educational standards, this pathway offers immersive experiences in  Spanish and French.  Students develop proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing while gaining cultural insights and understanding. By completing the World Language pathway, students not only enhance their communication skills but also broaden their global perspective, preparing them for diverse career opportunities in international relations, business, education, and beyond. This pathway fosters cultural awareness and linguistic fluency, equipping students to thrive in an increasingly interconnected world.

Upon successfully completing a series of three related courses within a specific pathway, students earn a graduation cord as recognition of their achievement in that pathway.

Pathway Courses:

  • Spanish (I-III)
  • AP Spanish

Pathway Courses:

  • French (I-III)

Academic Electives

Courses Offered:

  • SAT/ACT Prep
  • College Readiness Math
  • Pre-Caclculus
  • Statistical Reasoning
  • World Geography
  • Mythology
  • Yearkbook (requires teacher approval)
  • Dramatic Writing
  • Forensic Science
  • Human Physiology
  • Peer Facilitation (Academic Decathlon – requires teacher approval)
  • Gifted Resource (I-IV)

 

  • General PE (I-IV)
  • Weight Training (Male Athletes)
  • Team Sports (Football Players)
  • Physcial Conditioning (Female Athletes)

 

  • Work Based Learning (requires teacher approval)