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HIGH SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS

Course Categories
Credits
Notes
English
4
Includes all language arts. See guidelines.
Mathematics (Including Algebra I, II & Geometry. Additional higher math suggested.)
4
Geometry or other advanced math course with Geometry as a major component.
Science, Natural/Physical
3
Must include at least one credit of Biology, Chemistry, or Physics with lab.
U.S. History
1
May not be taken for high school credit before 9th grade.
Social Studies
1
May include World History, World Geography, Ancient History, European History or Modern History.
Single Foreign Language
2
Two credits of ONE foreign language are required.
Visual and/or Performing Arts
1
May include Art, Music, Dance or an art or music appreciation or art or music history course, etc.
Bible
1
Economics
0.5
Must include both micro- and macro-economics.
Government
0.5
Personal Finance
0.5
Health
0.5
Wellness transferred from previous school is considered 0.5 credit of Health and 0.5 credit of P.E.
Physical Education
1
Wellness transferred from previous school is considered 0.5 credit of Health and 0.5 credit of P.E.
Electives
2
Additional approved courses taken to meet total number of credits for graduation.
Total for graduation:
22

Registration

  • Enrollment in our church-related school  is beneficial because we maintain permanent academic records of the student including transcript of subjects, grades, and credits (subject to verification by testing in case of transfer to public or accredited private schools). We also offer a state-recognized high school diploma, whereas the only option for independent home schoolers is the GED (or HiSET).

  • Our students are considered to be "attending" a church-related school while instruction is provided in the home with the parent as the primary teacher and are therefore exempt from all of the home-school provisions of T.C.A. 49-6-3050. For those "desiring to conduct a homeschool covered by the provisions" of T.C.A. 49-6-3050 (a)(2)(C), the state offers registration and testing. 

  • For those with any possible college plans, Gateway encourages taking the ACT or SAT. (Gateway High School Code is 431-421.) The ACT can be taken early in high school (after Algebra I) for use as a diagnostic tool. A high score can help in getting college scholarships. When the test is taken more than once, college acceptance is usually based on the highest score. The PSAT can be taken in October. To enter the National Merit Scholarship Competition the PSAT should be taken in the junior year (or sophomore year for those completing high school in 3 years).

To graduate, a student must be enrolled at Gateway for at least one semester immediately preceding graduation. 

Gateway College-Preparatory Requirements:

Completion of all high school coursework (22 credits minimum) and an ACT composite score of 21 (or SAT equivalent) or acceptance by a college

General Course of Study (Trade/Vocational) Requirements:

Course Categories
Credits
Notes
English
4
Includes all language arts. See guidelines.
Mathematics
4
Science
3
U.S. History
1
May not be taken for high school credit before 9th grade.
Bible
1
Economics
0.5
Must include both micro- and macro-economics.
Government
0.5
Personal Finance
0.5
Health
0.5
Wellness transferred from previous school is considered 0.5 credit of Health and 0.5 credit of P.E.
Physical Education
1
Wellness transferred from previous school is considered 0.5 credit of Health and 0.5 credit of P.E.
Electives
6
Additional approved courses taken to meet total number of credits for graduation.
Total for graduation:
22
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