• Promotion Requirements and Grading Scale

  •     Grading Scale

      A          90%-100%
    B          80%-89%
    C          70%-79%
    F            0%-69%


    NOTE: In order to earn a regular Gwinnett County high school  diploma, students must pass Gwinnett's High School Gateway Writing Assessment and achieve the required areas of study detailed on this page.  (Class of 2023 must participate in the Gateway Writing Assessment)

  • 9th Grade Promotion Requirements

    For promotion to 10th grade, freshmen are required to have a minimum of 5 credits.

    • 9th grade Language Arts
    • Algebra I / Accel Algebra I 
    • Biology / AP Biology
    • World Geography / AP Human Geography
    • Personal Fitness (.5 credit) 
    • Health (.5 credit)
    • 2 Additional Electives 

  • 10th Grade Promotion Requirements

    For promotion to 11th grade, sophomores are required to have a minimum of  11 credits.

    • 10th Grade Language Arts
    • Geometry / Accel Geometry
    • Chemistry 
    • World History / AP World History 
    • 3 Electives 

  • 11th Grade Promotion Requirements

    For promotion to 12th grade, juniors are required to have a minimum of 17 credits.

    • 11th grade Language Arts
    • Algebra II / Accel Precal / AP Calculus AB
    • Physics / AP Physics I
    • US History / AP US History 
    • 3 Electives 

  • 12th Grade Graduation Requirements

    To become a graduate of Berkmar High School, seniors are required to have a minimum of 23 credits from the require academic areas.

    • 12th British Literature / AP British Literature 
    • 4th Math - Precalculus, Accel Precalculus, AP Calculus AB, AP Statistics, Adv. Calculus II 
    • 4th Science - Oceanography, Astronomy, Forensic Science, AP Computer Science, AP Environmental Science, Anatomy & Physiology, AP Chemistry
    • Economics (.5 credits)
    • Political Systems (.5 credits)
    • 3 Electives 

  • Learning Quote

  • State-Required Areas of Study

    To graduate, Georgia students must earn a minimum of 23 credits
    (also called units)
    in the following areas of study:


    Required Area of Study



    Language Arts

    1.0 must be 9th Grade Language Arts                  
    1.0 must be 11th Grade Lang. Arts-American Lit.




    Including Integrated Algebra I, Integrated Geometry, 
    Integrated Algebra II, & Additional Math




    Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and a Science Elective
    (3 required and 1 elective)



    Social Studies

    World History, U.S. History, Econ/Pol. Systems



    Required Electives

    Any Combination of Fine Arts, Technical Electives
    or Modern/Classical Language

    2 units of Modern/Classical Language are required
    for university admission in the state of Georgia



    Health and Physical Education

    or 3.0 Units of JROTC