The Ben Franklin Academy

Graduation Requirements


Graduation Requirements

As a college preparatory school, Ben Franklin follows the Georgia Board of Regents' College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC). BFA graduates qualify for HOPE scholarships if their core grade point average meets State criteria.

Ben Franklin Academy Class of 2014

Ben Franklin Academy Class of 2014

*Currently, the Board of Regents' CPC requirements are as follows:

In addition, BFA requires that students fulfill their Work-Study requirement by working at least 150 hours per semester in a paid or volunteer job.

English 4 credits
Mathematics 4 units of core credit in mathematics shall be required of all students, including Mathematics I or Algebra, or its equivalent and Mathematics II or Geometry, or its equivalent and Mathematics III or Advanced Algebra or its equivalent. Additional core courses needed to complete four credits in mathematics must be chosen from the list of GPS/CCGPS/AP/IB/dual enrollment designated courses.
Science 4 units of credit in science shall be required of all students, including one full unit of Biology; one unit of either Physical Science or Physics; one unit of either Chemistry, Earth Systems, Environmental Science or an AP/IB course; and one additional science unit. Any AP/IB science course may be substituted for the appropriate courses listed above.
Social Studies 3 credits (must include a credit in American History, a credit in World History, and two 1/2 courses in economics and government, respectively)
Foreign Language 2 credits (must be in the same language)
Academic Electives 5 credits (must be Georgia Board of Regents' CPC approved courses)

*These credits are the minimum number of courses for graduation.

*These credits are the minimum number of courses for graduation.In addition, BFA requires that students fulfill their Work-Study requirement by working at least 150 hours per semester in a paid or volunteer job unless they choose a Longer Day Option.