Wednesday, May 23, 2012

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What your college prep student needs to know.

Remember that whole speech I made yesterday about doing personal finance math instead of Calculus or the like?  Well, the Board of Regents of the University System of GA has released guidelines that must be made to be considered entry into a GA state college, so if that is your goal,  any Personal Finance Class will have to be an elective, or perhaps you can use Economics/Business classes to satisfy the social science requirement.

So, if a GA state college is your goal, (and this probably applies to many state colleges across the country, here is what your child will need to complete beginning the school year 2012-1013.  (As my kids are not applying to state colleges, this is not a problem for us.

College Prep English:  4 units
  • American Lit (integrated with grammar, usage and composition)
  • English Lit (integrated with grammar, usage and composition)
  • World Lit (integrated with grammar, usage and composition)
  •  May also take one of the following: 
    • Advanced Composition
    • AP Language Composition
    • AP American Literature
    • AP English Lit
    • IB English SL or HL
    • Literary Types/composition
    • Contemporary Literature
    • Multicultural Literature
    • 9th grade lit or 10th grade lit

 College Prep Math: 4 units
  • Math 1 or Algebra (regular or accelerated)
  • Math 2 or Geometry (regular or accelerated)
  • Math 3 or Algebra 2 (regular or accelerated)
  • Advanced math such as: 
    • Statistics
    • IB Math
    • Advanced Algebra
    • Coordinate Algebra
    • Informal Geometry
    • Euclidean Geometry
    • Analytic Geometry
    • Algebra 3
    • Precaluclus (regular or accelerated)
    • Pre-calc analysis
    • Discrete Math
    • Calculus (regular or AP)
    • Multivariable Calculus
    • College statistics
    • College calculus
    • Advanced Math Decision Making
    • Mathmatics of Industry and Government
 College Prep Science: 4 units
  • Biology 1
  • physical science or physics 1
  • Chemistry 1, earth science, or environmental science
  • one of the following:
    • Biology 2
    • AP or IB Biology
    •  Microbiology
    • Genetics or Advanced Genetics
    • Botony
    • Ecology
    • AP or IB environmental science
    • Epidemiology
    • Zoology
    • Entomology
    • Anatomy/physiology
    • Astronomy
    • Metorology
    • Chemistry 2, AP or IB
    • Geology
    • Earth Systems
    • Oceanography
    • Physics 2 or Advanced Physics
    • Advanced Scientific Internship
    • Scientific Research
    • Forensic Science
    • Chemical & Material Science Engineering
    • IB Design Technology
    • General Horticulture and Plant Scienve
    • Animal Science technology/ Biotechnology
    • Equine science
    • Plant Science and Biotechnology
    • Food Science
    • Food & Nutrition through the lifespan
    • Energy and power technolgy
    • Alternative energy technologies
    • Introduction to (or applications of ) Biotechnology
    •  AP Computer Science
 College Prep Social Science: 3 Units
  • US History (AP or Regular) or IB History of the Americas
  • World History (AP or Regular) or World Geography
  • One of the following:  
    • Comparative Religions
    • Current Issues
    • Technology and Society
    • The Humanities
    • psychology
    • sociology
    • ethnic studies
    • US government/ American Government/ Civics
    • Constitutional Theory
    • The individual and the law
    • Ethics and the Law
    • Economics/ Business/ Free Enterprise
    • Microeconomics or macro economics
    • comparative Political Economic Systems
    • Economics
    • Asian Studies
    • Latin American Studies
    • Middle eastern studies
    • Sub saharan studies
    • U.S. History in Film
    • AP European History
    • Georgia (or resident state) history
    • Modern US History
    • Recent US presidents
    • United State and World Affairs
    • World Area Studies
 Foreign Language: 2 units, same language (state does not require, but state colleges do)
  • can be any of the following or others
    • spanish
    • chinese
    • japanese
    • sign langauge
    • french
    • latin
These changes were set to phase in last time I checked, but they have already been adopted as of this coming school year.  The only potential problem I see for my daughter is that she did 2 years of American History, and only 1/2 year of world history....  She is doing government this coming year.  However, she did do history of theater, and art history, so I may use them in the history category for her transcript.  Like I said, she is not applying to any public colleges.

More information here: http://www.usg.edu/student_affairs/documents/Staying_on_Course.pdf

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