CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK

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

                           3rd Grade                                                                                  4th Grade                                                                                            5th Grade   

                     English/Language Arts                                                           English/Language Arts                                                         English/Language Arts   

                                     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

                          6th Grade                                                                                   7th Grade                                                                                             8th Grade

             English 6 or Honors English 6                                             English 7 or Honors English 7                                                     English 8 or Honors English 8

             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

                                            AP Calculus    

                                            AP Statistics                                              

                                            **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

 

Notes -

  • 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.