GMC Preparatory School's curriculum framework is designed to build a solid foundation at each level from grade 3 through grade 12 to ensure that our students are prepared for success in their choice of post-secondary pursuits. We utilize the Georgia Standards of Excellence as the minimum requirements for each course and supplement these with elements from Common Core and CollegeBoard's Advanced Placement (AP) course requirements. In addition, our faculty has identified other areas as crucial understandings for students to develop in order to be successful in each course and beyond; these skills and understandings are also integral components of our courses.
ELEMENTARY GRADES PROGRAM OF STUDY
Math Math Math
Science Science Science
Social Studies Social Studies Social Studies
Exploratory* Exploratory* Exploratory*
*Exploratory classes meet every day on a rotating basis. Classes include Physical Education, Art, and Musical Theatre.
MIDDLE GRADES PROGRAM OF STUDY
Math 6 or Accelerated Math 6 Math 7 or Accelerated Math 7 Math 8 or Honors Algebra I
Earth Science Life Science Physical Science
Social Studies Social Studies Georgia History
Physical Education Physical Education Physical Education
Exploratory* Exploratory* Exploratory*
*Exploratory classes meet every day. Classes include Art, Band, Computer Applications, and Musical Theatre.
Students qualify for the Honors English and/or Accelerated Math program based on grades, standardized test scores, and academic history in the ares of English, Reading, and Math. These classes are designed as a precursor to our Advanced Placement (AP) program in High School. Records are reviewed during the application process and placements are re-evaluated each year.
HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM OF STUDY/GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
English - 4 units Math - 4 units (*required) Science - 4 units (*required)
English I or Honors English I *Algebra I or Honors Algebra I *Biology
English II or Honors English II *Geometry or Honors Geometry *Physical Science and/or Physics
English III or AP Language & Composition *Algebra II or Honors Algebra II *Chemistry or Honors Chemistry
English IV or **College English series Pre-Calculus or Honors Pre-Calculus AP Biology
College Readiness Math or Algebra III Human Anatomy & Physiology
AP Statistics **College Science Series
**College Math series
Social Studies- 4 units World Language - 2 units JROTC units - 1 unit per year
World History Spanish I JROTC I (Year 1 - Freshmen)
American History or **College History series Spanish II or **College Spanish series JROTC II (Year 2 - Sophomores)
Economics or **College Economics (a 2 unit sequence of other World Languages may be substituted) JROTC III (Year 3 - Juniors)
American Government or **College Political Science JROTC IV (Year 4 - Seniors)
Other Course Requirements
Freshman Focus (1/2 unit)
Computer Applications (1/2 unit)
Electives (1 units) - additional HS math or science course, additional College course**, Musical Theatre, or Visual Arts
- Our Advanced Placement (AP) program is certified by the CollegeBoard.
- Students qualify for the Honors English and/or Accelerated Honors Math programs basedon grades, standardized test scores, and complete academic history. Enrolling in an AP course requires the students to have earned credit in all the prerequisite courses.
- **Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors who meet the Dual Enrollment admissions requirements of Georgia Military College may choose to participate in our Dual Enrollment program with GMC. This opportunity provides students with the option to satisfy high school graduation requiremens while also earning college credit. Students have the option to plan a program of study that leads to an Associate Degree at the same time as High School Graduation. The full cost of the Dual Enrollment program is covered by the State of Georgia and Georgia Military College.