Georgia High School
Graduation Requirements
for the Class of 2019
Areas of Study:
English/Language Arts *
Units Required
Social Studies*
CTAE and/or Fine Arts and/or Modern Lang.
Health and Physical Education*
Total Units (Minimum)
•Required Courses and/or Core Courses
What will 9th Grade Schedule look like?
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
9th Grade Lit/Comp A
9th Grade Lit/Comp B
CCGPS Algebra A or
Accelerated series
CCGPS Algebra B or
Accelerated series
Biology A
Biology B
Health or Personal
Health or Personal
Required Elective –
Required Elective – Career
Career Pathway, Fine Arts, or
Foreign Language
Pathway, Fine Arts, or Foreign
General Elective
General Elective
Personal Fitness/Health
• Required for Graduation
• Can be postponed until the
10th, 11th, or 12th grade year
or taken during summer
• 3 years of ROTC can replace
the Personal Fitness/Health
Pathway Electives
• Three units required (any combination but
you are encouraged to complete one
– Career/Tech Pathway or
– Modern Language Pathway and/or
– Fine Arts Pathway
Students are encouraged to select courses in a
focused area of interest and to build upon the
career interest inventories that they have
completed this school year with the
(Career Technical and Agriculture Education)
Students may earn three
units of credit in a
sequence of CTAE courses
through a self-selected
pathway leading to
college readiness and a
career readiness certificate
endorsed by related
Career Pathways at
River Ridge High School
Arts, Audio-Video Technology & Communications
Architectural Drawing & Design
Engineering & Technology
Business & Technology
Interior, Fashion & Textiles
Early Childhood Care & Education
Law Enforcement Services/Forensic Science
Therapeutic Services/ Patient Care
Therapeutic Services/Sports Medicine
Air Force ROTC
Marketing, Communications and Promotions
Food & Nutrition
World Languages Pathway
• Students are encouraged “Not
Required” to earn 3 credits in the
same language (2 units of credit
required for entry into the
University System of Georgia).
• RRHS Offers:
Spanish, French, and Latin
** New 2015-2016: Chinese and
American Sign Language**
Fine Arts Pathway
• Students who are in Band,
Chorus, Drama, or pursuing a
career in visual arts will be
encouraged to take these
courses all 4 years.
• Counselors will work with students
to set up individual plans to meet
all graduation requirements and
to say within their fine arts
General Electives
• 4 additional units of electives required
• These electives can be Journalism, Physical
Education, Leadership, Academic,
Career/Tech, Fine Arts, or Foreign
• Can also include any classes from
a Career Pathway, Fine Art,
or Foreign Language beyond the
requirement of 3 units.
Honors /AP Recommendations
Students wishing to take and honors/AP course should
see their subject area teacher or department chair for a
Students will return the recommendation sheet to their
counselor with the signatures from:
1. Recommending Teacher
2. Parent
3. Student
Recommendation forms are due back by Monday, Feb.
Registration Packet
Your Registration Packet will include:
• 4 Year High School Course Progression Chart
• Elective Offering Sheet
• Directions for Entering Electives in ASPEN
Student Portal (RRHS Website)
• Career Pathway Information (RRHS Website)
• HOPE Requirements – New Rigor Requirement
(RRHS Website)
Registration – 4 Year Progression
The 4 Year
chart will
help you see
what you will
be taking
over the next
4 years of
high school.
Registration – Elective Offerings
• Choose your top 5
• Go to your Student
Portal starting on
Jan. 30 to enter in
your top choices.
• Elective choices
must be entered by
Feb. 6
• Turn in your
Elective Form to
your Homeroom
Teacher on Feb. 9
Student Portal – Elective Directions
Starting on
Friday, Jan. 30
through Friday,
Feb. 6 students
will be able to
enter their top
elective choices
into their Student
These step by
step directions
will help you
through the
Students will also
be meeting with
their counselors.
Registration – Course Descriptions
Course Descriptions for all
the electives offered at
River Ridge can be found
on the River Ridge
website along with most of
these registration forms.
Go to
Click on schools – high
schools then choose River
Registration – Honors/AP
Some students will
receive this form inviting
them to take Honors/AP
courses in different
curriculum areas
(English, Math, Science,
Social Studies, and
Foreign Language).
These form will be due to
your Homeroom Teacher
on Monday, Feb. 9
Registration – HOPE Changes
Class of 2016 – 3 rigor courses
Class of 2017 – 4 rigor courses
Class of 2018 – 4 rigor courses
Class of 2019 – 4 rigor courses
Scholarship is
available to any
student who earn a
3.0 GPA in their Core
Curriculum Classes
over 4 years and
takes 4 additional
“rigorous” classes
such as Chemistry,
Physics, any AP
course, and any 2nd,
3rd, or 4th year
Foreign Language.
Registration Timeline at a Glance
• Registration Packets given out on Monday,
Jan. 30 in homeroom.
• Honors/AP Recommendation Forms due on
Monday, Feb. 9 to homeroom teacher.
• Student Portal Open for entering electives
on Friday, Jan. 30
• Elective Selection ends on Friday, Feb. 6th –
Elective Selections sheets due to homeroom
teacher on Monday, February 9th.
Questions ?
Class of 2019
Remind 101:
Text @rrhs2019 to 81010
or 618-205-5784

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