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Curriculum

Mill Springs Academy offers a college preparatory curriculum that emphasizes application of knowledge, not merely assimilation of information. Courses are designed to equip students with the skills they will need to succeed in life and in institutes of higher learning, and become independent lifelong learners.

CategoryOfferingsYears Needed
Literature
  • Literature 7
  • Literature 8
  • Literature 8 Honors
2 years
Math
  • PreAlgebra
  • Algebra I*
  • Algebra 8
  • Algebra I Honors*
2 years
Science
  • Life Science 7
  • Physical Science 8*
  • Physical Science 8 Honors
2 years
Social Studies
  • World Cultures 7
  • Georgia History 8
  • Georgia History 8 Honors
2 years
World Languages (optional)
  • Spanish I*, II*
  • Chinese I*, II*
(must take 2 more years of advanced classes in the Upper School
1 or 2 years
Electives (semester courses)
  • Physical Education
  • Fine Arts - Visual or Performance
  • Composition
  • Other electives as offered
  • 1 semester required
  • 1 semester required
  • 1 semester strongly recommended
  • 2 electives per semester

*Carries 1.0 Carnegie Unit credit

Grading Scale: A=90-100; B=80-89; C=75-79; D=70-74; No Credit=69 or less

Eighth grade students must pass and carry a full load of core course credits (Math, Science, Literature, and History) to the Upper School. Any semester not passed must be made up in summer school prior to the 9th grade. (Honors Classes require teacher recommendation.)


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2020 - 2022 Electives Course Catalog