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. 3rd and 4th grades alternate between Physical Education and Art while 5th grade classes include Physical Education, Art, and Computers.
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 or Honors 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.
**8th grade Honors Algebra 1 and Honors Physical Science are the same courses that are taught in 9th grade for High School Graduation credit and provide the opportunity for qualified students to follow a program of study that leads to AP Biology and AP Calculus.
Students qualify for the Honors English, Accelerated/Honors Math, and/or Honors Science programs 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 Honors Physics
English III or AP Language & Composition *Algebra II or Honors Algebra II *Chemistry or Honors Chemistry
English IV or **College English sequence Pre-Calculus or Honors Pre-Calculus AP Biology
College Readiness Math Forensics
AP Statistics Human Anatomy & Physiology
AP Calculus **College Science sequence
**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 AP US History 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**, Digital Technology, 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 based on 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.
- **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 under the program guidelines specified by the Georgia Student Finance Commission. This opportunity provides students with the option to satisfy high school graduation requirements while also earning college credit.