The purpose of the curriculum guide is to assist parents and students in planning the most appropriate program for the next school year in Atlanta Public Schools. The guide provides pertinent information that will help prepare our students to be college, career, and life-ready graduates. Among its pages, are the district’s high school graduation requirements, and an overview of the various curriculum offerings, including information about career-themed pathways, as well as course descriptions with the designated number of credits offered and applicable prerequisites, and course progressions.
Note that not all schools offer all the courses listed in this curriculum guide. It is imperative that the interested high school is contacted for confirmation regarding its specific slate of courses. As parents and students use the curriculum guide to develop a course of study and career path, they are strongly encouraged to speak with the school’s guidance counselors and teachers, who are knowledgeable and are poised and ready to provide targeted assistance and support.
All information contained in each handbook is applicable for the indicated school year. However, as Atlanta Public Schools and the state of Georgia continue to outline a path of excellence to ensure that all students are college and career ready, updates will be provided each year in a revised guide for parents and students. This is a living document optimized to be used in a digital format.