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Henry W. Grady High School Class of 2014 Student and Parent Information Session

Guidance and Counseling Team

Counselors and Graduation Coach:

  • Mrs. Blankenship 12thGrade Magnet Students (A-Z)

Communications & Journalism SLC

  • Mr. Young 12th Grade Non Magnet Student A-H

Business & Entrepreneurship SLC

  • Mrs. Bolding 12th Grade Non Magnet I-Q

Biomedical Sciences & Engineering SLC

  • Mrs. Oliver 12th Grade Non Magnet R-Z

Law & Leadership SLC

  • Mrs. Gray Graduation Coach

The College and Career Connection (CCC) is a valuable resource for Grady students and parents to become better informed about opportunities after high school. The CCC contains information on college placement exams, four-year colleges, community colleges, technical schools, scholarships, summer opportunities, financial aid, military service, and much more.CCC is a joint project of the school counselors and parent volunteers. We partner with the Writing Center (located in the Media Center) to assist students with college essay development.

  • College visits by recruiters and admissions personnel
  • On-line sign up for ACT, SAT, SAT II
  • On-line access to the Common Application
  • On-line college, career, and scholarship research
  • College recruiter’s contact information
  • College and Career Seminars
  • Passes to meet college representatives
  • Assistance from CCC Volunteers
Atlanta Public Schools Graduation Requirements
  • Satisfy attendance requirements (no more than 10 unexcused absences)
  • Successfully complete required high school coursework
  • Complete 75 hours of community service
  • Take the End of Course Tests (EOCT) for EOCT subjects
  • Pass the Writing part of the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT)
  • Pass the English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science parts of the GHSGT OR one of the two subject-area EOCT tests for each area. For example, if you pass 9th Lit/Comp EOCT or American Lit/Comp EOCT, you are NOT required to take the English Language Arts GHSGT.
Atlanta Public Schools Required Coursework

Core Credits

English/Language Arts: 4 Units

  • 1 unit Ninth Grade Literature/Composition
  • 1 unit American Literature/Composition
  • 2 units English/Language Arts Core (may include AP/IB courses) 

Math: 4 Units

  • 1 unit Mathematics 1
  • 1 unit Mathematics 2
  • 1 unit Mathematics 3
  • 1 additional unit Mathematics Core (may include AP/IB courses)

Science: 4 Units

  • 1 unit Biology 1
  • 1 unit Physical Science or Physics 1
  • 1 unit Chemistry 1, Earth Systems, Environmental Science or an AP/IB course
  • 1 unit Science Core (may include AP/IB courses)
Atlanta Public Schools Required Coursework Continued…

Social Studies: 3.5 Units

  • ½ unit World Geography
  • ½ unit American Government/Civics
  • ½ unit Economics/Business/Free Enterprise
  • 1 unit United States History
  • 1 unit World History

Foreign Language: 2 Units

  • 2 units of the same modern language (French, Spanish, or Latin)

Electives Units: 6.5 Units

  • 1 unit Fine Arts or Career/Technology
  • 1.5 units Health & Physical Education
  • 3.5 units Thematic Pathways
  • ½ Community Service

24 Total Units Required to Graduate

State and National Tests
  • End of Course Tests (EOCT)
      • Ninth Grade Literature and Composition
      • American Literature and Composition
      • Mathematics I: Algebra/Geometry/Statistics
      • Mathematics II: Geometry/Algebra II/Statistics
      • Biology
      • Physical Science
      • United States History
      • Economics
  • Georgia High School Graduation Tests (GHSGWT & GHSGT)
      • Writing (required for all students)
      • English Language Arts; Mathematics; Science; Social Studies

*Students may exempt portions of the GGT by passing a corresponding EOCT*

National Assessments: PSAT/SAT/ACT

*PSAT will be administered to all 9th, 10th and 11th grade students October 17th*

Post-Secondary Options
  • Two and Four Year Colleges/Universities
    • Curriculum
    • Quality of education
    • Size
    • Admission Requirements
    • Facilities
    • Campus Life
    • Campus Security
    • Athletics
    • Location
    • Housing / Resources
    • Retention and graduation rates
    • Cost
  • Vocational/Technical/Trade Schools
    • intensive training and experience
    • Relatively inexpensive and gets you into your field faster
  • Armed Services / Military

(Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard & National Guard)

    • Receive training in specific skills
    • Educational benefits
HOPE Scholarship

High School Diploma

  • Meet the requirements for a high school diploma and earn a B average, 3.0 GPA in core courses if pursuing a College Preparatory Diploma or 3.2 GPA if pursuing a Technology-Career Preparatory Diploma.
  • Every grade earned in core academic courses (English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and Foreign Language) will be used in calculating Grade Point Average (GPA) for HOPE eligibility.
  • “Fs” are not replaced by a higher grade if a core academic course is repeated.
  • Also, if a student earns more core academic credits than required, all core grades will be used to determine HOPE eligibility.
HOPE Scholarship…..

Public & Private Colleges

  • HOPE covers a percentage of the tuition. Full-time enrollment is not required. Award amounts are based on tuition rates by institution.

Private Colleges

  • Full-time students may be eligible for the Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant. Recipients receive an award of $233 per quarter or $350 per semester.

Out of State Colleges

  • HOPE Scholarship does not pay outside of the state of Georgia.
Zell Miller Scholarship

High School Diploma

  • Meet the requirements for a high school diploma and earn an “A” average, 3.7 GPA in core courses and at least 1200 on Math and Reading/Verbal portion of SAT in one test administration or at least 26 composite score on ACT. Valedictorian and Salutatorian who meet HOPE eligibility are also eligible for this scholarship.
  • Zell Miller Scholarship covers full tuition at public college/university for full-time enrollment (12 hours or more).
  • Scholarship covers $4,000.00 per academic year at private college/university for full-time enrollment (12 hours or more).
  • Learning support/remedial coursework is not eligible to be covered under the Zell Miller Scholarship or HOPE Scholarship,
  • GPA for HOPE/Zell Miller Scholarships are calculated by Georgia Student Finance Commission.
How To Apply for HOPE & Zell Miller Scholarships
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) OR
  • Complete the Georgia Student Financial Aid Application System (GSFAPPS) Application at GAcollege411.org.
  • For additional information about these program visit GAcollege411.org.
HOPE Grant


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Covers a percentage of tuition at a Georgia public technical college, pubic college/university if enrolled in a degree, certificate or diploma program.
  • HOPE GED Grant is a one time $500.00 HOPE award that can be used towards tuition, books, and other educational costs at a Georgia public technical college, pubic college/university.
  • A 3.0 GPA is not required for the HOPE Grant.
ACCEL: Joint/Dual Enrollment
  • ACCEL is a state-funded program which provides students the opportunity to earn college credit while enrolled jointly at Henry Grady High School and any GA College/University. Once accepted, students take advantage of a split schedule (half day Grady half day College).
  • Students accepted into the ACCEL program enjoy the same privileges and opportunities as those enrolled as a college freshman. Course tuition and Hope-eligible fees are paid by ACCEL for students accepted into the program, provided they meet Georgia residency requirements, are U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals, or have permanent resident alien status.
Move On When Ready


  • Move on When Ready provides opportunities for high school juniors and seniors to enroll full-time (12 semester hours) in postsecondary institutions to earn both high school and college credits simultaneously.
  • Student participation is based on semester to semester or quarter to quarter participation. Attendance is only allowed during the normal fall and spring semesters of the high school and college school year. Summer school is not allowed for MOWR participation.
  • Students are eligible to participate in Move on When Ready if they are entering 11th or 12th grade
  • Students seeking to enroll under MOWR must meet the dual enrollment/MOWR requirements as set by the eligible institution in addition to the GaDOE guidelines.
Move On When Ready….

Eligible Institutions

  • All units of the University System of Georgia,
  • All branches of the Technical College System of Georgia


  • Once admitted to an eligible postsecondary institution, the participating Move on When Ready student will take all coursework at or through the eligible institution or their virtual courses approved by the Georgia State Board of Education.
  • Courses may be taken during the traditional public school day or beyond the regular hours. Move on When Ready courses to be used must be selected from the current Accel or Dual Enrollment Course Directory.
Move On When Ready…

Testing Requirements

  • Move on When Ready students must meet all state assessment requirements, including End of Course Tests, End of Pathway Assessments and the Georgia High School Graduation Tests.

Awarding Credit

  • Students who participate in Move on When Ready will earn high school credit for courses successfully completed at an eligible post secondary institution. Credit earned must be used to meet state and local graduation requirements.


  • Funding for Move on When Ready is provided through the local school system’s equivalent (FTE) program count as determined by the Georgia Department of Education. Move on When Ready course hours do not count against any maximum hourly caps for HOPE scholarships or grants. All books and any additional course hours above the required 12 for full time are the responsibility of the student/parents/guardians.
  • Prior to enrolling, the parent/guardian and the student who elects to participate will sign a Participation Permission Form stating that they have received the counseling and they understand the student responsibilities they are assuming.
  • Eligible students who do not participate after they have enrolled must return to their local high school and be assigned high school classes there.

Advanced Placement (AP)

  • Attendance/Discipline
  • Just for Juniors: Activities/Events
Advancement & Academic Recovery

Georgia Virtual Schools

Summer Mathematics and Science Enrichment Academy (SMSEA)

Grady Writing Center; Mon-Thurs 3:30pm-6pm in Grady Media Center

APS Homework Helpline: 678-553-3029 www.myhomeworkhotline.org

After School Tutorials

Let’s Do It Again (LDIA)Program

Georgia Credit Recovery

Atlanta Public Schools Summer School


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