Advance College Academy - Social Sciences

J.R. Tucker High School

  • Students earn an advanced studies high school diploma by taking a wide range of honors and AP level classes.
  • Students earn an Associate degree in Social Sciences from Reynolds Community College (JSRCC) during their four years in high school.
  • All 60 JSRCC credits are eligible for transfer to a four-year college or university.
  • College courses are taught by selected HCPS teachers, credentialed as adjunct professors with JSRCC.
  • There is a minimal charge for students to enroll in the program and earn an associate degree.

Course of Study

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

Grade 9

  • English 9 Honors
  • Biology Honors
  • Geometry or Algebra II Honors
  • World History II Honors
  • World Language
  • Health and P.E.
  • HCPS Elective

Grade 10

  • English10 Honors
  • Chemistry Honors
  • Algebra II or Pre-Calculus Honors
  • AP European History
  • World Language 
  • Economics & Personal Finance
  • Health and P.E.
  • HCPS Elective

**College Success Skills 100, Personal and Community Health 115, JSRCC Semester Online Elective

(Test out of ITE 115)

Grade 11

  • English 111 & 112*
  • AP Physics, ¤ AP Chemistry, or AP Environmental Science
  • Math 161 and 245* (Pre-Calculus and Statistics)
  • History 121 & 122*
  • Spanish or French I & II* (Beginner or Intermediate Spanish or French)
  • HCPS Elective
  • HCPS Elective

Grade 12

  • English 242 & 244*
  • Biology 101 & 102*
  • Biology Lab*
  • Political Science 211 & 212* 
  • Psychology 200 & 230* (Introduction to and Developmental Psychology)
  • HCPS Elective
  • HCPS Elective
  • ACA Senior Capstone Internship (Spring – online)

¤ In order to take AP Chemistry students must take Earth Science in eighth grade.

* All courses identified with asterisks are JSRCC courses that meet the requirements of an advanced studies high school diploma.

** Dual enrollment courses with Reynolds Community College taken the summer before 11th grade: College Success Skills 100, Personal and Community Health 115, and a 3-credit Humanities or Fine Arts course. 

  • Students must earn a B or higher in Algebra I and maintain a 3.0 GPA through eighth grade. It is recommended that students complete World History I prior to enrolling in the Academy.
  • The curriculum is subject to change.
  • All students must successfully complete the Economics and Personal Finance course.
  • Each dual enrollment class will have a $50 fee.



Number of dual enrollment classes



11th Grade

11 Classes



12th Grade

8 Classes



Total Cost of two - year program


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