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Course of Study/Core Courses (recommended progression)

Recommended progression of core courses
 Grade 9  Grade 10
 English 9
 English 10
 Algebra I or Geometry 
 Geometry or Algebra II
 Physical Science
 Biology
 World Studies 9
 World Studies 10
 Foreign Language (Spanish or Latin)
 Foreign Language (Spanish or Latin)

 Health/Driver's Ed.

 Grade 11
 Grade 12
 English 11
 English 12 or AP English 12
 Algebra II, Honors Pre-Calculus, or College   Mathematics
 Honors Pre-Calculus, Honors Calculus I,
 AP Calculus II, or College Mathematics
 U.S. History or AP U.S. History
 U.S. Government or AP U.S. Government
 Chemistry or Honors Chemistry
 Communications
 Foreign Language (Spanish or Latin)  Foreign Language (Spanish or Latin)

 Electives
 AP Environmental Science
 Environmental Science
 Honors Anatomy
 Honors Physics
 Agri-Science
 Statistics
 Economics/Personal Finance
 World Religions
 Global Issues and Events
 Honors Psychology (grades 11 and 12 only)
 Journalism
 Yearbook
 Film Studies
 College Mathematics
 Debate
 Introduction to Art
 Advanced Art
 Band
 Theater
 Applied Industrial Technology Exploratory
 Aviation
 Fitness
 Study Skills
 Externship/Intership
 Independent Study
 College classes 

Notes Regarding Core Courses and Electives
 
1.  Science: Students must have completed Physical Science and Biology prior to enrolling in Chemistry, Anatomy, Physics, or Psychology.  Students must have completed Chemistry prior to enrolling in AP Environmental Science.
 
2.  Math: Students making below a C- in math must develop a math remediation plan with the Upper School Head and Math department in order to advance to the next level.  Students must have completed Algebra II to enroll in math electives with the exception of general diploma students.

3.  Fitness:  1)Fitness may be taken only once a year unless special permission is granted by the Upper School Head. 2) Participation in two J.V. or varsity level interscholastic team sports during the same academic year may be substituted for fitness. Outside fitness-related activities may be substituted for fitness at the discretion of the Upper School Head and on a pass/fail basis.
 
4.  Creative Arts:  The following courses meet this requirement and may be taken at any point prior to graduation:  Yearbook, Film Studies, Art, Band, Theater, and AIT Exploratory.  
 
5.  Honors and AP courses:  Students must have demonstrated outstanding performance and secured approval from the teacher and Upper School Head to enroll in these courses. See #10 - Weighted Credit. 
 
6.  Externships/Internships:  Externships/Internships are supervised learning opportunities under the guidance of a Fuqua School teacher/staff member or approved outside professional.  All externships/internships are coordinated through the upper school office.
 
7.  Independent Study/Online Classes:  1) An independent study/online classes may be taken in cases where the student is blocked out of the required class and has taken Fuqua School's recommended progression of courses annually, or through special permission granted by the Upper School Head.  2)  No independent study/online classes may be taken as an Honors or AP option unless special permission is granted by the Upper School Head.
 
8.  College Classes:  Students must have demostrated outstanding performance and secured approval from the Upper School Head to enroll in a college class or Dual-Enrollment classes.  All college classes count as both college and high school credit - see "Extended Campus Program", page 23 of the Parent/Student Handbook and #10 - Weighted Credit.  
 
9.  Above Level Classes:  Classes designated for grades 11 and/or 12 may be taken by students in grades 9 and 10 only with special permission from the Upper School Head.
 
10.  Weighted Credit:  All AP, Honors, and core academic college courses are weighted with the exception of 100 level classes that are pre-qualifiers.  A core academic college course may also count as one of the three AP courses required for the advanced studies diploma.
 
11.  Class Load:  Students must carry a full load of classes unless special permission is granted by the Upper School Head.
  
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