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The Gadsden City School System believes that all students desire to become productive and successful citizens. With this goal in mind, a high school curriculum has been carefully designed to prepare students for post-secondary education and/or the work force. As educators, we realize that the ultimate success of each student is a joint venture involving the student, the parent, and the school.

Course offerings of Gadsden City High School are designed to meet standards and guidelines established by the Alabama State Department of Education. Curriculum planning and student placement decisions reflect policies adopted by the Gadsden City Board of Education. Parents are strongly encouraged to consult with individual school officials when planning the educational future of students. Parents and students are reminded that the successful completion of 30 Carnegie units of credit and the passing of all sections of the Alabama High School Graduation Exam are required to receive a diploma.

Comprehensive four-year educational planning involving parents, students, counselors, and school officials begins in the spring of the eighth grade prior to students entering high school. During the spring of each subsequent year, student planning and registration for the following school year is updated. Again, student, parent, counselor, and teacher cooperation is necessary for proper placement. Classes offered within the Gadsden City System may be subject to various considerations. Course availability may be limited based on instructor availability, school enrollment, number of students enrolled in the class (class size restrictions for maximum and/or minimum), and class prerequisites.

Course Options

English
Grade
Math
Grade
English 9
9
Algebra 1A
9
Advanced English 9 *
9
Algebra 1B
9
Honors English 9 *
9
Algebra 1
9
English 10
10
Tech Algebra A
9
Advanced English 10 *
10
Tech Algebra B
9-10
Honors English 10 * #
10
Honors Geometry *
9
English 11
11
Geometry A
10
Advanced English 11*
11
Geometry B
10
Honors English 11 *
11
Geometry
10
English12
12
Algebra II
11-12
Advanced English 12 *
12
Algebra II with Trig/Honors * #
10
Honors English 12 * #
12
Algebra II with Trig
11
AP English Literature Seminar * #
12
Algebraic Connections
11-12
Yearbook*
10-12
Math Analysis
11-12
Algebra III with Statistics
11-12
Pre-Calculus
11-12
AP Calculus AB * #
12
AP Calculus BC * #
12
Math (AHSGE Prep)
Reading (AHSGE Prep)
Language (AHSGE Prep)
Social Studies
Grade
Science
Grade
World History
9
Biology
9
Honors World History *
9
Honors Biology *
9
U.S. History I
10
Physical Science
9-10
Honors U.S. History I *
10
Chemistry I
10-12
U.S. History II
11
Human Anatomy
10-12
AP U.S. History * #
11
Chemistry II #
11-12
U.S. Government/Economics
12
Earth & Space Science
11-12
AP Government & Politics * #
12
Environmental Science
11-12
AP European History * #
12
Zoology
11-12
Psychology
11-12
Genetics
11-12
Competitive Academics*
10-12
AP Biology * #
11-12
Social Studies Test Prep Physics
11-12
Science Test Prep
12
Forensics
12
*Requires Teacher Recommendation  AP Chemistry  11-12
# Requires a Prerequisite Class  AP Physics  11-12
Fine Arts
Grade
  Career Technical Education
Grade
Arts Appreciation (Music/Visual)
9-12
Cosmetology
Drawing I & II
9-12
Introduction to Cosmetology
10-12
Painting I & II
9-12
Chemical Methodology
10-12
Ceramics/Pottery I & II
9-12
Colorimetry (Hair Coloring)
10-12
Graphics Ars I & II
9-12
Salon Practices & Management
10-12
Photography I & II
9-12
Esthetics
10-12
Begining Chorus *
9-10
Nail Care & Application
10-12
Concert Choir *
10-12
Nail Art & Application
10-12
Chamber Singers *
10-12
Cosmetology Board Requirements
10-12
Show Choir *
10-12
Begining Band
9-10
Commerce and Information Technology
Concert Band *
9-10
Business Technology Applications
9-12
Advanced Band
10-12
Business Technology Applications Advanced 9-12
Symphonic Band *
10-12
Entrepreneurship
10-12
Jazz Band *
9-12
Multimedia Design
9-12
Piano Lab I & II
9-12
Career Prep 9
Orchestra
9-12
Accounting Principles
10-12
Drama I & II
9-12
Sales and Promotion 12
Technical Theatre I & II *
9-12
Business Essentials
11-12
Business & Marketing Essentials
11-12
Marketing Dynamics Principles
11-12
Foreign Language
Grade
Information Technology Support and Service 11-12
Spanish I
9-10
Coordinated Studies
9-12
Spanish II
9-12
Coordinated Studies Seminar
11-12
Spanish III
10-12
Fashion Design
9-12
Spanish IV
11-12
Information Technology Fundamentals 9-12
French I, II & III
9-12
Latin I, II &III
9-12
Electrical Technology
German I, II &III
9-12
Basic Wiring
10 – 12
Residential Wiring
10 – 12
Commercial Wiring
10 – 12
Physical Education
Grade
Industrial Wiring
10 – 12
P.E. 9
9
Electrical Technology
P.E.
10-12
HVACR (Heating & Air Conditioning)
Conditioning P.E. 9 *
9
Introduction to HVAC
10 – 12
Conditioning P.E.*
10-12
Compression Refrigeration
10 – 12
Aerobic Fitness/Dance I & II
9-12
Introduction to Electricity
10 – 12
Health/P.E.
10-12
Electrical Components and Controls
10 – 12
Health/Drivers Education
10-12
Heating
10 – 12
Drivers Ed/PE
10-12
Health Specialties
Theraputic Services 10 – 12
Health Sci. Continuum/Internship I & II
10 – 12
*Requires Teacher Recommendation Foundations Health Science
10-12
# Requires a Prerequisite Class Family and Consumer Science
Family Wellness/Housing
9 – 12
Dual Enrollment (GSCC)
Grade
Human Dynamics
10 – 12
Psychology
11-12
Food and Nutrition
10 – 12
AP English Lit. Seminar
12
Fashion Dynamics
10 – 12
Pre-Calculus
11-12
Life Connections
10-12
AP Biology
11-12
Automotive Service Technology
Chemistry I & II
10-12
Auto Electrical
10-12
Introduction Transp & Logistics
10-12
Auto Brakes II/Suspension & Steering
10-12
Engine Performance I & II
10-12
*Requires Teacher Recommendation Electronics
# Requires a Prerequisite Class Intro to Direct Current
Intro to Electronics 10-12
Students with Disabilities
Grade
Robotics 10-12
Employment Language Arts Digital Electronics 10-12
Employment Math Programmable Logic
Employment Science JROTC
Grade
Employment Social Studies JROTC 9
9
Academics Studies JROTC
10-12
JROTC Staff *
11-12
 
*Requires Teacher Recommendation