Graduation Requirements

College Preparatory Diploma Requirements at John Milledge Academy

For more information, please visit the JMA Counselor’s webpage

A minimum of 24 units is required for graduating with a College Preparatory Diploma.

  • English: 4 units
  • Math: 4 units
  • Science: 4 units
  • Social Studies: 4 units
  • Foreign Language: 2 units of the same language
  • Computers: 1 unit
  • PE/Health: 1 unit
  • Electives: 4 units

Sample Schedules for Students

The following is a list of the subjects offered and the years they are normally taken:

  • 9th Grade
    English I or Honors English I
    Biology or Honors Biology
    Algebra I or Honors Geometry
    World History or Honors World History
    Spanish I
    Physical Education / Health / Driver’s Ed
    Elective
  • 10th Grade
    English II or Honors English II
    Chemistry or Honors Chemistry
    Geometry or Honors Algebra II
    US History or AP US History
    Computers
    Spanish II or Honors Spanish II
    Elective
  • 11th Grade
    American Literature /English III or AP English Language
    Physics or Honors Physics
    Algebra II, Algebra III or Honors Pre-Calculus
    U.S. History or AP U.S. History
    Economics
    One Elective / One Academic Elective, such as: Spanish III, Art, Annual/Journalism, Recreational Games, Online Courses Available
  • 12th Grade
    English IV or AP English Literature
    Government or AP Government
    Anatomy, Environmental Science, or AP Biology
    Statistics, Algebra III, or AP Calculus, Statistics
    One Elective / One Academic Elective, such as: Spanish III, Art, Annual/Journalism, Recreational Games, Online Courses Available

**Seniors, who meet JM and GC&SU criteria, may also take dual enrollment. See the “Handbook for Students and Parents” for more information about this program.

Honor Graduates

Cum Laude Graduates are those students who meet the following criteria:

  • Maintain an overall average of 90 for their 4 years of upper school (grades 9-12),
  • Have no major disciplinary record for their 4 years of upper school,
  • Academic rigor should include:
    • A minimum of 6 honors courses
    • One AP Class and/or two dual enrollment classes

Magna Cum Laude Graduates are those students who meet the following criteria:

  • Exceed the Honor Graduate criteria with a cumulative average of 93 or above,
  • Have no major disciplinary record for their 4 years of upper school,
  • Minimum number of 9 honors level classes in core subjects in grades 9-11.
  • Academic rigor should include a minimum of three or more of the following courses:
    • Highest math or dual enrollment equivalent,
    • AP US History, AP Government, or dual enrollment equivalent,
    • AP English 11, AP English 12, or English 1101-1102 at GCSU,
    • AP Biology or dual enrollment equivalent.

Only these students are eligible for Valedictorian and Salutatorian who have met the Magna Cum Laude requirements plus:

  • Valedictorian (summa cum laude): the senior with the highest grade average for the upper school years. Student must have attended John Milledge Academy for a minimum of 3 semesters and taken the most challenging science, English, social studies, and math courses as a Senior.

 

  • Salutatorian (summa cum laude): the senior with the second highest grade average for the upper school years. Student must have attended John Milledge Academy for a minimum of 3 semesters and taken the most challenging science, English, social studies, and math courses as a Senior.