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, Algebra II, or Precalculus Honors
  • World History II Honors
  • World Language
  • Health and P.E.
  • HCPS Elective or Study Hall
  • HCPS Elective or Study Hall

Grade 10

  • English10 Honors
  • Chemistry Honors
  • Algebra II, Precalculus, or AP Calculus A/B
  • AP Human Geography
  • World Language¬†
  • Economics & Personal Finance
  • Health and P.E.
  • HCPS Elective or Study Hall

Grade 11

  • JSRCC English 111 & 112*
  • JSRCC Math 161 and 245* (Pre-Calculus and Statistics) or Math 263 & 264 (Calculus I & II)
  • JSRCC History 121 & 122*
  • JSRCC Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (SPRING – Online)
  • JSRCC Spanish or French 101 & 102 or 201 & 202
  • JSRCC Reynolds College Success Skills 100 (Fall, online)
  • JSRCC Approved Elective (Spring of 11th or Summer of 11th – Online)
  • HCPS Elective, AP Course, or Study Hall
(Test out of JSRCC ITE 152 by November)

Grade 12

  • JSRCC English 245 & 246*
  • JSRCC Biology 101 & 102*
  • JSRCC Biology Lab*
  • JSRCC Political Science 135 & 136*¬†
  • JSRCC Psychology 200 & 230* (Introduction to and Developmental Psychology)
  • ACA Senior Capstone Experience (Spring)
  • HCPS Elective, AP Course, or Study Hall
  • HCPS Elective, AP Course, or Study Hall
NOTES

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

  • To apply, students must earn a 2.75 or higher in Algebra I and maintain at least a 2.75 GPA through eighth grade. It is recommended that students complete World History I prior to enrolling in the Academy.
  • Students must maintain a 3.0 (unweighted) GPA while in the program.
  • The curriculum is subject to change.
  • All students must successfully complete the Economics and Personal Finance course.