Arlington Community Schools offers a comprehensive high school program that emphasizes academic excellence while preparing each student to become a productive citizen. The diverse academic curriculum includes Honors, Advanced Placement, Dual Credit and Dual Enrollment courses. The curriculum also features opportunities in the areas of Fine Arts and Career & Technical Education.

TN Curriculum Standards
By graduation, our students must have completed the following:

Course Credit
English 4.00
Mathematics (Including Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and a 4th higher level math course) 4.00
Science (Including Biology, Chemistry or Physics, and a 3rd lab course) 3.00
Social Studies (U.S. History & Geography, World History & Geography, U.S. Government & Civics, and Economics) 3.00
Wellness & Physical Education* 1.50
Personal Finance 0.50
Fine Arts 1.00
Foreign/World Languages (two years of same language) 2.00
Elective Focus (Math & Science, CTE, Humanities/Liberal Arts, Advanced Placement, Journalism, etc.) 3.00
Total Credits 22
Students must take English and Mathematics each year in high school. Students taking Physical Science and/or Algebra I Honors and/or Foreign Language prior to entering high school must take an additional 4 units of mathematics, 3 units of science and 2 years of the same foreign language in grades 9 – 12 in order to meet Tennessee Diploma Project graduation requirements.

*The physical education requirement may be met by substituting an equivalent time of physical activity in other areas including but not limited to marching band, JROTC, cheerleading, interscholastic athletics, and school sponsored intramural athletics. See your school counselor for more information.

Arlington Community Schools offers five different high school diploma types: General Education Diploma, General Education Diploma with State Honors, General Education Diploma with State Distinction, Honors Diploma, and a Special Education Diploma. Please contact the Arlington High School guidance department for descriptions of the diploma requirements.
Please visit the Arlington High School Course Catalog for descriptions of courses offered and the prerequisites required to register for those courses.

Honors Courses

English (5)
English 9 Honors
English 10 Honors
English 11 Honors
Etymology Honors
Humanities Honors
Mathematics (5)
Algebra I Honors
Geometry Honors
Algebra II Honors
Pre-Calculus Honors
Calculus Honors
Social Studies (2)
World History & Geography Honors
U.S. History & Geography Honors
Science (4)
Biology I Honors
Chemistry I Honors
Physics Honors
Human Anatomy/Physiology Honors
Foreign Language (12)
French I Honors
French II Honors
French III Honors
French IV Honors
Latin I Honors
Latin II Honors
Latin III Honors
Latin IV Honors
Spanish I Honors
Spanish II Honors
Spanish III Honors
Spanish IV Honors
Advanced Placement

English (2)
AP English 11
AP English 12
Mathematics (3)
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Statistics
Science (3)
AP Physics I
AP Chemistry
AP Biology
Social Studies (7)
AP World History
AP U.S. History
AP Human Geography
AP Macroeconomics
AP U.S. Government & Politics
AP Psychology
AP European History
Foreign Language (1)
AP Spanish
Fine Arts (2)
AP Studio Art
AP Music Theory
Dual Courses

Dual Enrollment (3)
English 12
CTE Work Based Learning
Dual Credit (2)
Criminal Justice III
Dual Credit w/ TCAT (3)
Business Management
Cosmetology III
Fine Arts Offerings

Vocal Music (4)
Chorus (Men & Women)
Concert Choir
Show/Jazz Choir
Instrumental Music (9)
Color Guard
Winter Guard
Concert Band
Varsity Band I & II
Music History
String Orchestra
Full Orchestra
Symphonic Band Wind Ensemble
Theatre & Communication Arts (9)
Intro to Communication Arts
Intro to Theatre
Intro to Film & Video
Film & Video II
Theater Production Workshop
Advanced Film & Video
Advanced Acting
TV Production Workshop
Visual Arts (6)
Art I
Art II
Art IV
Art III Graphic Media
Art History

Career & Technical Education

TN Career & Tech Education
Law Enforcement Services (3)
Criminal Justice I 
Criminal Justice II
Criminal Justice III
STEM Education (2)
STEM I: Foundation
STEM II: Applications
Business & Office Management (7)
Advanced Computer Applications
American Business Legal Systems
Business Communications
Business Management
Intro to Business & Marketing
Computer Applications
Business Work-Based Learning/Career
Industry Certification:
Advance Computer Applications – MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist)
Cosmetology (3)
Principles of Cosmetology
Design Principles of Cosmetology
Chemistry of Cosmetology
Industry Certification:
Cosmetology – TN Shampoo License
Welding (2)
Welding I & II
Industry Certification:
Welding – AWS (American Welding Society)
Programming & Software Development (4)
Information Technology Foundations
Programming & Logic I 
Programming & Logic II
Programming & Software Development Practicum
Industry Certification:
Programming and Logic II – CompTIA A+
Teaching as a Profession (3)
Fundamentals of Education
Teaching as a Profession I
Teaching as a Profession II
Accounting (3)
Accounting I 
Accounting II
Personal Finance
Biotechnology Research (4)
Health Science Education
Diagnostic Medicine
Biomedical Applications
Work-Based Learning/Career Practicum
Industry Certification:
Bio Medical Applications – Certified Pharmacy Technician (Must be 18)
Social Health Services (5)
Intro to Human Studies
Lifespan Development
Family Studies
Nutrition Across the Lifespan
Human Services Practicum
2-4 Cycle Engines (2)
2-4 Cycle Engines II-III
Marketing Management & Entrepreneurship (4)
Marketing & Management I-Principles
Marketing & Management II-Adv. Strategies
Work-Based Learning/Career Practicum

Fashion Design (2)
Foundations of Fashion Design
Fashion Design

Postsecondary Dual Credit Agreements

  • University of Memphis
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology