High School

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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.

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 (4)
Algebra I Honors
Geometry Honors
Algebra II Honors
Pre-Calculus Honors
Social Studies (2)
World History & Geography Honors
U.S. History & Geography Honors
Science (5)
Biology I Honors
Chemistry I Honors
Organic Chemistry Honors
Physics Honors
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
Fine Arts (14)
Art I Honors
Art II Honors
Art III Honors
Art IV Honors
Chorale Honors
Concert Choir Honors
Intro to Theatre Honors
Speech/Forensics Honors
Advanced Acting Production Workshop Honors
Intro to Film & Video Honors
Acting Honors
Full Orchestra Honors
String and Orchestra Honors
Theatre Production Workshop Honors
Advanced Placement

English (3)
AP English 11
AP English 12
AP Seminar
Mathematics (3)
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Statistics
Science (3)
AP Physics
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: Drawing
AP Music Theory
Dual Courses

Dual Enrollment (5)
English 12
CTE Work Based Learning
Criminal Justice III
Dual Credit (2)
Criminal Justice III
Dual Credit w/ TCAT (2)
Business Management
Fine Arts Offerings

Vocal Music (4)
Chorus (Men & Women)
Concert Choir
Show/Jazz Choir
Instrumental Music (8)
Color Guard
Winter Guard
Concert Band
Varsity Band I & II
Music History
String Orchestra
Full Orchestra
Theatre & Communication Arts (11)
Intro to Communication Arts
Intro to Theatre
Intro to Film & Video
Film & Video II
Film Theory
Digital Journalism
Advanced Acting
Theatre Production Workshop
Advanced Film & Video
Advanced Acting Production Workshop
TV Production Workshop
Visual Arts (5)
Art I
Art II
Art IV
Graphic Media

Career & Technical Education

STEM (3)
STEM Education Program of Study
STEM I: Foundation
STEM II: Applications
STEM III: STEM in Context
Law, Public Safety, Corrections, & Security (4)
Law Enforcement Services Program of Study
Principals of Law, Corrections, & Security
Criminal Justice I 
Criminal Justice II
Criminal Justice III; Criminal Justice Dual Enrollment
Business Management & Administration (5)
Office Management Program of Study
Computer Applications
Accounting I
Business Communications
Business Management
Advanced Computer Applications
Industry Certification:
Advance Computer Applications – MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist)
Education & Training (4)
Teaching as a Profession Program of Study
Fundamentals of Education
Teaching as a Profession I
Teaching as a Profession II
Teaching as a Profession III
Advanced Manufacturing – Welding (3)
Welding Program of Study
Principles of Manufacturing
Welding I & II
Manufacturing Practicum
Industry Certification:
Welding – AWS (American Welding Society)
Marketing (4)
Entrepreneurship Program of Study
Introduction to Business & Marketing
Marketing & Management I-Principles
Entrepreneurship; Entrepreneurship Dual Enrollment
Work-Based Learning; Work-Based Learning Dual Enrollment
Human Services (4)
Social Health Services Program of Study
Intro to Human Studies
Lifespan Development
Family Studies
Psychology; Sociology; Work-Based Learning; Work-Based Learning Dual Enrollment
Advance Manufacturing – Mechatronics (4)
Mechatronics Program of Study
Principles of Manufacturing
Robotics & Automated Systems
Mechatronics I Dual Enrollment
Mechatronics II
Health Science (5)
Emergency Services Program of Study
Health Science Education
Medical Therapeutics
Anatomy & Physiology
Emergency Medical Services
Work-Based Learning/Career Practicum
Information Technology (3)
Coding Program of Study
Computer Science Foundations
Coding I
Coding II
Industry Certification:
Programming and Logic II – CompTIA A+

Postsecondary Dual Credit Agreements

  • University of Memphis
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology