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.

 

 

 

 Grade 9

Required Courses
  • English 9 or
  • English 9 Honors *
  • Algebra I  or
  • Geometry or
  • Geometry Honors *
  • Algebra II Honors *
  • Biology or
  • Biology Honors *
  • World History
  • E./Health/Old Testament
  • Spanish I or
  • Latin I or
  • Mandarin I

* 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 ^
  • Guitar
  • Communicative Arts
  • Humanities
  • Drama
  • Chorus
  • Symphonic Band
  • Art I ~

No credit:

  • Study Hall
  • Academic Support 9 # ~

* 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 or
  • World Literature Honors *
  • Geometry or
  • Geometry Honors *
  • Algebra II or
  • Algebra II Honors * or
  • Pre-Calculus or
  • Pre-Calculus Honors * or
  • AP Calculus AB *

Course of Study

  • Chemistry or
  • Chemistry Honors *
  • Government/Economics or
  • U.S. Govt & Politics AP *
  • PE/New Testament
  • Latin I or
  • Latin II or
  • Spanish I or
  • Spanish II or
  • Mandarin I

* 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 ~
  • Art II ~
  • Symphonic Band
  • Guitar
  • Music Theory AP
  • Chorus
  • Drama
  • Communicative Arts/TNN
  • Sports Medicine ^
  • Yearbook Journalism *
  • Problem Solving/Critical Thinking ^
  • MOWR Psychology Online *>
  • MOWR Sociology Online *>
  • MOWR Art Appreciation Online *>

No credit:

  • Study Hall
  • Academic Support 10 # ~

* 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 or
  • American Literature AP *
  • Algebra II or
  • Algebra II Honors * or
  • Pre-Calculus or
  • Pre-Calculus Honors * or
  • Calculus
  • AP Calculus AB * or
  • AP Calculus BC * or
  • Statistics or
  • Statistics AP * or
  • Advanced Algebra
  • Physics or
  • Physics Honors *
  • U.S. History or
  • MOWR U.S. History *~+
  • Spanish I or
  • Spanish II or
  • Spanish III Honors * or
  • Latin I or
  • Latin II or
  • Latin III Honors * or
  • Mandarin I

* 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  ~
  • Art II ~
  • Art III ~
  • Symphonic Band
  • Guitar
  • Music Theory AP
  • Chorus
  • Drama
  • Communicative Arts/TNN
  • Yearbook Journalism *
  • Life and Ministry of Jesus/Proverbs
  • Sports Medicine ^
  • Zoology
  • Anatomy/Physiology
  • Anatomy/Physiology Honors *
  • Problem Solving/Critical Thinking ^
  • Spanish I
  • Spanish II
  • Spanish III Honors *
  • Latin I
  • Latin II
  • Latin III Honors *
  • Mandarin I
  • MOWR Psychology Online *>
  • MOWR Sociology Online *>
  • MOWR Art Appreciation Online *>

No credit:

  • Weight Training
  • Female Weight Training
  • Teacher’s Aide PK-3
  • Teacher’s Aide 4-6
  • Teacher’s Aide 7-12
  • Library Aide
  • Office Aide
  • E. Aide K5-6
  • Study Hall
  • Academic Support 11 # ~

* 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 or
  • British Literature AP * or
  • MOWR English *~+
  • Pre-Calculus or
  • Pre-Calculus Honors * or
  • Calculus
  • AP Calculus AB * or
  • AP Calculus BC * or
  • Advanced Algebra or
  • Statistics or
  • Statistics AP *
  • Contemporary Studies or
  • U.S. Government & Politics AP * or
  • European History AP *
  • Physics (324) or
  • Physics Honors (307) * or
  • Anatomy/Physiology or
  • Anatomy/Physiology Honors *

* 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 ~
  • Art II ~
  • Art III ~
  • Art AP * ~
  • Symphonic Band
  • Guitar
  • Music Theory AP
  • Chorus
  • Drama
  • Communicative Arts/TNN
  • Yearbook Journalism *
  • Senior Perspectives
  • Sports Medicine ^
  • Zoology
  • Anatomy/Physiology
  • Anatomy/Physiology Honors *
  • Problem Solving/Critical Thinking ^
  • Spanish I
  • Spanish II
  • Spanish III Honors *
  • Latin I
  • Latin II
  • Latin III Honors *
  • Mandarin I
  • MOWR Psychology Online *>
  • MOWR Sociology Online *>
  • MOWR Art Appreciation Online *>
  • MOWR Humanities Online *>!

No credit:

  • Weight Training
  • Female Weight Training
  • Teacher’s Aide PK-3
  • Teacher’s Aide 4-6
  • Teacher’s Aide 7-12
  • Library Aide
  • Office Aide
  • E. Aide K5-6
  • Study Hall
  • Academic Support 12 # ~

* 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