• Curriculum

    The academic program is organized on a six (6) period schedule.  Each class period is scheduled daily [Monday-Friday] for fifty-five minutes.  Students earn credit according to the number or courses completed during their tenure at the WEA-PLC.   Courses available to students are aligned to state and/or national standards.  Some courses are assessed through the state assessments, including the assessment tied to the End-of-Course-Test.  To ensure that all Atlanta Public Schools students are College and Career ready, the counselor and advisor(s) will work with students/parents/guardians to develop a personal education plan to identify the required and elective courses that will be taken while in high school to meet graduation requirements.


    Career and Technical Education

    ·         Georgia Career Technical and Agriculture Education (CTAE) integrates core academic knowledge with technical and occupational skills to prepare students for post-secondary education and the workforce.  The state of Georgia has identified seventeen career clusters that are structured to prepare students for Georgia’s workforce.  Currently, the WEA-PLC offers the Small Business Development Pathway.  

    ·         Work-Based Learning (WBL) placements represent the pinnacle of the Career-Related Education experience.  To qualify for a WBL placement, a student must be grade 11 or 12 and at least 16 years old.  Students must also have a defined Career Pathway in order to participate in the Work-Based component of Career-Related Education.   This is especially important for successful completion of a student’s pathway in their job placement.


    These Advanced Placement ® Courses are available:  AP Calculus AB and BC, AP Statistics, AP World History, AP U. S. History, AP Macroeconomics, and AP Microeconomics.


    Grading and Ranking

    A = 90 – 100

    B = 80 – 89

    C = 70 – 79

    F = 0 – 69

    S = Satisfactory


    Grade Point Average (GPA) Calculation

    GPA is computed using the above quality points.  Beginning with grade nine, all subjects, whether passed or failed, are included in the computation.  A minimum of 24 Carnegie units is required for graduation.  In addition, each student must complete a minimum 75 hours of approved Community Service with a non-profit agencies, organizations, companies, or programs.  Community service may not be acquired during the instructional day.  Community Service hours are awarded with “S” for satisfactory on the transcript.


    Class Rank as shown at the end of the transcript is calculated using numerical grades and is not final or official until a student completes all graduation requirements.  --- AP/IB courses carry a weight or 10 extra points added to the final grade each semester.