Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements

This page provides information about graduation requirements, course descriptions, promotion requirements, and assessments required for graduation. You may also download and print copies of the MCHS Four Year Plan of Study and Graduation Check Off Sheet specific to your class. These resources are intended to to help you more closely monitor your/your child's progress toward graduation.

Academic sequencing and requirements for graduation are included in the Graduation Check Off Sheets and Plans of Study located below. To learn more about MCHS, view the School Profile .

Graduation Check-Off Sheets

Downloadable Forms (previous year graduation requirements):

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Promotion Requirements

Promotion requirements are the number of units required to move to the next grade level. Promotion requirements are as follows beginning the 2013-14 school year::

To 10th Grade: 6 Units (3 of which must be in core courses)
To 11th Grade: 12 Units (6 of which must be in core courses)
To 12th Grade: 17 (Class of 2014 and beyond)

Assessment Requirements

Students seeking a Georgia high school diploma, who entered high school prior to July 2011, must pass the Georgia High School Graduation Tests (GHSGT) in four content areas as well as the Georgia High School Writing Test.

As a result of amendments to State Board of Education rule in April 2011, the cohort of students who enrolled in high school from Fall 2008 through June 2011 must demonstrate their proficiency in the four GHSGT content areas by either passing each of the GHSGTs or by passing one of the two equivalent End of Course Tests in each corresponding content area. These students are also required to take and pass the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to be eligible for a diploma.

Students who enter grade nine in 2011 - 2012 and beyond will not take, and are not required to pass, the GHSGT.  End-of-Course Tests will count 20% of the student's final average in each EOC course.

For more information about GA Assessment requirements, please visit the Georgia Department of Education's Testing & Assessment web site.

GHSGT & GHSWT Waivers & Variances

For information about GHSGT & GHSWT Waivers and Variances, please schedule an appointment with Ms. Scarborough in the Guidance & Counseling Department or visit the Georgia Department of Education's Website. All applications for Waivers and Variances are initiated through the Guidance & Counseling Department.