Upper School Curriculum

Focusing on Higher Goals…

For most students in independent schools, Upper School means gradually intensifying focus on college admission. That is true at Tattnall, 100 percent of all graduates are accepted into a college or university.

Our Upper School curriculum offers many choices to students, including numerous Honors and Advanced Placement courses and study at local universities. What is common to all Upper School students is that they are busy. Five core courses in English, social studies, mathematics, foreign language, and science, plus one or more electives make up a typical schedule. Extracurricular activities are especially popular among Upper School students, and the School works hard to assure that such opportunities can be fitted comfortably into the students’ schedules.

As your child moves into the junior and senior year, he or she will find Tattnall to be a strong ally in the college application process—and an enormous asset on the path to his or her higher aspirations.

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 Grade 9

Required Courses
  • English 9 (104) or
  • English 9 Honors (105) *
  • Algebra I (202) or
  • Geometry (204) or
  • Geometry Honors (205) *
  • Algebra II Honors (207) *
  • Biology (303) or
  • Biology Honors (311) *
  • World History (402)
  • E./Health/Old Testament (598/603/664)
  • Spanish I (503) or
  • French I (500) or
  • Latin I (506)

* Must meet department requirements

^ Additional requirements outside of class time

~ Additional fee required

# Psychological Evaluation Required

+Acceptance to Middle GA State Univ. Required';

Electives
  • Problem Solving/Critical Thinking (197) ^
  • French Culture (499)
  • Communicative Arts (630)
  • Humanities (031)
  • Drama (010)
  • Chorus (008)
  • Symphonic Band (086)
  • Art I (003) ~

No credit:

  • Study Hall (627)
  • Academic Support 9 (607) # ~

* Must meet department requirements

^ Additional requirements outside of class time

~ Additional fee required

# Psychological Evaluation Required

+Acceptance to Middle GA State Univ. Required';

 

Grade 10

Required Courses
  • World Literature (113) or
  • World Literature Honors (114) *
  • Geometry (204) or
  • Geometry Honors (205) *
  • Algebra II (206) or
  • Algebra II Honors (207) * or
  • Pre-Calculus (208) or
  • Pre-Calculus Honors (220) * or
  • AP Calculus AB (211) *

Course of Study

  • Chemistry (304) or
  • Chemistry Honors (312) *
  • Government/Economics (403) or
  • S. Govt & Politics AP (424) *
  • PE/New Testament (595/667)
  • Latin I (506) or
  • Latin II (507) or
  • French I (500) or
  • French II (501) or
  • Spanish I (503) or
  • Spanish II (504)

* Must meet department requirements

^ Additional requirements outside of class time

~ Additional fee required

# Psychological Evaluation Required

+Acceptance to Middle GA State Univ. Required';

Electives
  • Art I (003) ~
  • Art II (004) ~
  • Symphonic Band (086)
  • Music Theory AP (498)
  • Chorus (008)
  • Drama (010)
  • Humanities (031)
  • Communicative Arts (630)
  • French Culture (499)
  • Sports Medicine (030) ^
  • Yearbook Journalism (629) *
  • Problem Solving/Critical Thinking (088) ^

No credit:

  • Study Hall (627)
  • Academic Support 9 (607) # ~

* Must meet department requirements

^ Additional requirements outside of class time

~ Additional fee required

# Psychological Evaluation Required

+Acceptance to Middle GA State Univ. Required';

 

Grade 11

Required Courses
  • American Literature (106) or
  • American Literature AP (115) *
  • Algebra II (206) or
  • Algebra II Honors (207) * or
  • Pre-Calculus (208) or
  • Pre-Calculus Honors (220) * or
  • Calculus (210)
  • AP Calculus AB (211) * or
  • AP Calculus BC (229) * or
  • Statistics (212) or
  • Statistics AP (230) * or
  • Advanced Algebra (238)
  • Physics (324) or
  • Physics Honors (307) *
  • S. History (404) or
  • S. History Dual Enrollment (422) *~+
  • French I (500) or
  • French II (501) or
  • French III Honors (502) * or
  • Spanish I (503) or
  • Spanish II (504) or
  • Spanish III Honors (505) * or
  • Latin I (506) or
  • Latin II (507) or
  • Latin III Honors (508) *

* Must meet department requirements

^ Additional requirements outside of class time

~ Additional fee required

# Psychological Evaluation Required

+Acceptance to Middle GA State Univ. Required';

Electives
  • Art I (003) ~
  • Art II (004) ~
  • Art III (005) ~
  • Symphonic Band (086)
  • Music Theory AP (498)
  • Chorus (008)
  • Drama (010)
  • Humanities (031)
  • Communicative Arts (630)
  • French Culture (499)
  • Life and Ministry of Jesus (649) / Proverbs (663)
  • Bible Journaling (135)
  • Sports Medicine (030) ^
  • Yearbook Journalism (629) *
  • Psychology AP (631) *
  • Environmental Science (314)
  • Anatomy/Physiology (313)
  • Anatomy/Physiology Honors (305) *
  • Zoology (325)
  • Problem Solving/Critical Thinking (088) ^

No credit:

  • Weight Training (023)
  • Female Weight Training (606)
  • Teacher’s Aide PK-3 (611)
  • Teacher’s Aide 4-6 (612)
  • Teacher’s Aide 7-12 (632)
  • Library Aide (615)
  • Office Aide (616)
  • E. Aide K5-6 (617)
  • Study Hall (627)
  • Academic Support 11 (609) # ~

* Must meet department requirements

^ Additional requirements outside of class time

~ Additional fee required

# Psychological Evaluation Required

+Acceptance to Middle GA State Univ. Required';

 

 Grade 12

Required Courses
  • British Literature (108) or
  • British Literature AP (109) * or
  • Dual Enrollment English (117/122) *~+
  • Pre-Calculus (208) or
  • Pre-Calculus Honors (220) * or
  • Calculus (210)
  • AP Calculus AB (211) * or
  • AP Calculus BC (229) * or
  • Advanced Algebra (238) or
  • Statistics (212) or
  • Statistics AP (230) *
  • Contemporary Studies (412) or
  • S. Government & Politics AP (424) * or
  • Dual Enrollment US History (422) *~+
  • Physics (324) or
  • Physics Honors (307) * or
  • Anatomy/Physiology (313) or
  • Anatomy/Physiology Honors (305) * or
  • Zoology (325) or
  • Biology Dual Enrollment  *~+

* Must meet department requirements

^ Additional requirements outside of class time

~ Additional fee required

# Psychological Evaluation Required

+Acceptance to Middle GA State Univ. Required';

Electives
  • Art I (003) ~
  • Art II (004) ~
  • Art III (005) ~
  • Art AP (006) * ~
  • Symphonic Band (086)
  • Music Theory AP (498)
  • Chorus (008)
  • Drama (010)
  • Humanities (031)
  • Communicative Arts (630)
  • French Culture (499)
  • Senior Perspectives (134)
  • Life and Ministry of Jesus (649) / Proverbs (663)
  • Bible Journaling (135)
  • Sports Medicine (030) ^
  • Yearbook Journalism (629) *
  • Psychology AP (631) *
  • Environmental Science (314)
  • Problem Solving/Critical Thinking (088) ^
  • Spanish II (504)
  • Spanish III Honors (505) *
  • French III Honors (502) *
  • French IV Honors (516) *
  • Latin III Honors (508) *

No credit:

  • Weight Training (023)
  • Female Weight Training (606)
  • Teacher’s Aide PK-3 (611)
  • Teacher’s Aide 4-6 (612)
  • Teacher’s Aide 7-12 (632)
  • Library Aide (615)
  • Office Aide (616)
  • E. Aide K5-6 (617)
  • Study Hall (627)
  • Academic Support 12 (610) # ~

* Must meet department requirements

^ Additional requirements outside of class time

~ Additional fee required

# Psychological Evaluation Required

+Acceptance to Middle GA State Univ. Required';


Graduation Requirements

Class of 2017

4 Units of English
4 Units of Math
4 Units of Social Studies
4 Units of Science
2 Consecutive Units of the same Foreign Language
1 Unit of PE/Health
2 Units of Bible
1 Unit of Fine Art
2 Academic Elective Units
1 Unit of Community Service
(20 hours per year, grades 9-12)
Total: 24 Units + 1 Unit Community Service

Class of 2018 and Beyond

4 Units of English
4 Units of Math
4 Units of Social Studies
4 Units of Science
2 Consecutive Units of the same Foreign Language
1 Unit of PE/Health
3 Units of Bible
1 Unit of Fine Art
2 Academic Elective Units
1 Unit of Community Service
(20 hours per year, grades 9-12)
Total: 25 Units + 1 Unit Community Service