"Course Planner for Parent and Student" - Georgia (United States)

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Recommended High School Courses for College-Bound
Students
Although academic requirements differ among colleges, the admissions requirements listed below
are typical for four-year colleges. The specific classes listed here are examples of the types of
courses students can take.
English--Four years
Laboratory Science--Two to four years
Types of classes:
Types of classes:
American Literature
Biology
Composition
Chemistry
English Literature
Earth Science
World Literature
Physics
Mathematics--Three to four years
Foreign Language--Two to four years
Types of classes:
Visual & Performing Arts--One year
Algebra I
Types of classes:
Algebra II
Calculus
Art
Geometry
Dance
Precalculus
Drama
Trigonometry
Music
History & Geography--Two to three years
Challenging Electives--One to three years
Types of classes:
Types of classes:
Civics
Communications
Geography
Computer Science
U.S. History
Economics
U.S. Government
Psychology
World History
Statistics
World Cultures
Recommended High School Courses for College-Bound
Students
Although academic requirements differ among colleges, the admissions requirements listed below
are typical for four-year colleges. The specific classes listed here are examples of the types of
courses students can take.
English--Four years
Laboratory Science--Two to four years
Types of classes:
Types of classes:
American Literature
Biology
Composition
Chemistry
English Literature
Earth Science
World Literature
Physics
Mathematics--Three to four years
Foreign Language--Two to four years
Types of classes:
Visual & Performing Arts--One year
Algebra I
Types of classes:
Algebra II
Calculus
Art
Geometry
Dance
Precalculus
Drama
Trigonometry
Music
History & Geography--Two to three years
Challenging Electives--One to three years
Types of classes:
Types of classes:
Civics
Communications
Geography
Computer Science
U.S. History
Economics
U.S. Government
Psychology
World History
Statistics
World Cultures
Course Planner for Parent and Student
This exercise will give you and your child a chance to look ahead and choose future courses. Be aware that
some courses must be taken in sequence. On the form below, list your child's current courses or courses he or
she will take this year. Then list courses that he or she will take during each year of high school. If you are not
sure what courses your child should take, you should make an appointment with your child's guidance counselor
and get some advice.
This Year: ___ Grade
Next Year: ___ Grade
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
English
Full course title:
Mathematics
Full course title:
History/Social Studies
Full course title:
Science
Full course title:
Foreign Language
Full course title:
Other
Full course title:
Course Planner for Parent and Student
___ Grade
___ Grade
___ Grade
___ Grade
Fall
Spring
Fall
Spring
Fall
Spring
Fall
Spring
Semester
Semester
Semester
Semester
Semester
Semester
Semester
Semester
English
Full course title:
Mathematics
Full course title:
History/Social Studies
Full course title:
Science
Full course title:
Foreign Language
Full course title:
Other
Full course title:
Questions To Ask Guidance Counselors
What basic academic courses do you
What activities can students do at home and
recommend for students who want to go
over the summers to strengthen their
to college?
preparation for college?
How many years of each academic
How much homework is expected of students
subject does the high school require for
preparing for college?
graduation?
What do different colleges require in terms of
What elective courses do you
high school grades and SAT or ACT scores?
recommend for college-bound students?
What support services are offered for students
Can students who are considering
with learning disabilities at the college? In my
college get special help or tutoring?
program?
Questions To Ask Potential Colleges
What basic academic courses do you recommend for students who want to go to college? If I've had
an IEP (or 504) all through high school, what do you need me to supply in order for me to have
services and accommodations at your college.
Do you require recent testing? How recent?
Does the testing need to be through IDEA or ADA or is that not an issue*?
How many hours are tutors available? Is there a limit to the number of hours per week per student?
Is my advisor trained to work with students with LD issues?
Will my advisor help me pre-register?
Can I take tests orally, by computer, have extended time, with a reader or any other aid you need such
as a scribe, calculator, speech-checker, tape recording and so on?
Are there distraction-free environments?
Are there add costs for the services I need?
Will my professors be notified of my LD/ADHD and is the notification done by the student or the
Program Director?
Are course substitutions allowed?
Is any other assistive technology or human professional help available that I have not already asked
you about?
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