General Studies Diploma Track

The General Studies Diploma is best suited for students who do not intend to attend university after high school. It is designed for students who want a high school diploma and who want to enter the workforce after high school graduation. A minimum of 13 credits are required for graduation, at least 4.5 of which must be completed at The Brook Hill Academy. The remaining 8.5 credits may be transferred from students’ local high school into the Brook Hill Academy and/or taken through Brook Hill core courses. General Studies Diploma students also have the option of taking additional optional courses at The Brook Hill Academy, including live online courses.

The minimum of 4.5 Brook Hill credits for this diploma usually include the following courses:

  • English 9 (1 credit)

  • English 10 (1 credit)

  • English 11 (1 credit)

  • U.S. History (1 credit)

  • U.S. Government & Politics (0.5 credit)

The remaining 8.5 credits in the following subjects may be transferred from students’ local high school and/or completed at The Brook Hill Academy:

Mathematics (2 credits), including all of the following courses:

  • Algebra I

  • Student’s choice of secondary level math class

Science (2 credits), including two (2) of the following courses:

  • Biology

  • Choice of Physical Science

 

Social Science (1.5 credits), including all of the following courses:

  • World History (1 credit)

  • Economics (0.5 credit)

 

Physical Education/Health (2 credits, 0.5 of which must be Health):

  • Physical Education/Health

  • Physical Education/Health

Visual & Performing Arts/ World Language/ Technical Ed. (1 credit), including the following course:

  • Choice of Visual & Performing Arts/ World Language/ Technical Ed secondary level class

The Brook Hill Academy reserves the right to deny transfers if course standards are not met.