With the exception of all required electives, NGA offers the rigor and classes needed for a high school student to obtain an official high school diploma. Starting in ninth grade, students receive counseling as they begin planning for college. High school students are required to take a wide variety of courses in English, mathematics, science, and social studies. The main English classes in high school are grammar, literature, and writing. For math, students study courses such as Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. Science classes include biology, chemistry, and anatomy. Students also study history and government as part of a required set of courses for graduation. These classes include economics and government. NGA also offers one to two foreign language courses. Languages offered in the past include Spanish and American Sign Language.
Currently, in order to graduate in the state of Georgia, a high school student must earn a total of at least 23 credits in the areas of language arts, math, science, social studies, CTAE/World Language/Fine Arts, health/physical education, and electives. Additionally, grades earned in ALL core courses will be calculated for awarding of HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarships.
The current graduation requirements are:
English/Language Arts - 4 credits
Math - 4 credits
Science - 4 credits
Social Studies - 3 credits
CTAE / Language / Fine arts - 3 credits
Health and Physical education - 1 credit
Electives - 4 credits
TOTAL UNITS - 23 credits
Families with high school students will meet with our director to develop a graduation plan. The goal of creating a plan is to ensure that students will have taken all the necessary classes needed to graduate. Students should focus and work hard to avoid possibly having to repeat courses due to low grades. Repeating classes may interfere with projected graduation dates, as well as lead to a lower grade point average, possibly affecting the chances of receiving state scholarships.
At NGA, many of our students graduate with not only the necessary credit hours, but excess hours. Additionally, many of our high school students have had the option of taking classes at local colleges under the Dual Enrollment Program. Many of these classes can be used to not only satisfy high school requirements, but also obtain college credit.
Materials used in our high school have included: Analytical Grammar and Rod and Staff for grammar;
Saxon for math; Apologia for science and various sources for history, writing, and literature.
For the 2021-2022 school year, we offer high school classes such as Algebra I and Algebra II, Analytical
Grammar I and II, Anatomy, Physical Science, World History, Language (American Sign Language or Spanish),
and Literature. Our high school students also participate in devotions.
For the upcoming school year, our students will for classes twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Classes for our high school students place between 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Students use Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays to work on homework and projects assigned by their teachers.
For a detailed list of course offerings for the 2021-2022 school year, please visit our main academics page.
To meet the electives requirement for the state of Georgia, we encourage our students to take part in classes
outside of co-op that speak to their own personal special interests. These electives can be taken through
various sources online, through local workshops, or at home utilizing various textbooks.
Students who have graduated from New Generation Academy have applied and been accepted to many in-state colleges and universities, including Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, Oglethorpe University, Berry College, University of Georgia, Clayton State University, Valdosta State University, Kennesaw State University, and Clark Atlanta University. Students have also been accepted to schools in such states as North Carolina, Kentucky, Texas, and Florida, to name a few.
Additionally, many of our students have received the Hope or Zell Miller Scholarships upon graduating from NGA. Georgia's HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarships are available to Georgia residents who have demonstrated strong academic achievement. Though at different amounts, both scholarships provide money to assist students with the educational costs of attending a eligible institution located in Georgia. For more information on these scholarships, please visit the Georgia Student Finance Commission website at https://www.gafutures.org/
NGA is an accredited center that is recognized by the Georgia Accrediting Commission. High school students who graduate through our programs may enter Georgia colleges (and most national colleges) without the usual homeschool mandates. Students may be eligible to participate in the dual enrollment program and eligible for the Zell Miller and Hope grants and scholarships upon graduation. Additionally, students with an accredited transcript can typically enter/re-enter the public or private school sector more easily. For information about our transcript services, please contact us via email
at firstname.lastname@example.org for an initial consultation.
“As a recent graduate, I am grateful for the time I spent at NGA. I appreciated my teachers for the wisdom they shared, their willingness to help students achieve their best, and their strengths. Our director, Mrs. Barb, brings a lot of positivity to the co-op. The smaller close-knit community creates a sense of family and I appreciated having a circle of friends to socialize with. The co-op taught us to be responsible, provided a strong education, and helped prepare us for college and beyond.”
~ K. B.