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ACADEMIC COURSES

In partnership with Lanier Technical College, Sims Academy students are able to get a jumpstart on their college career by registering for dual enrollment academic classes to satisfy both high school and college graduation requirements. These courses transfer to a number of public colleges, technical colleges, and universities across the state to satisfy core graduation requirements. Find a list of participating colleges HERE. Currently, dual enrollment opportunities are available to Sims Academy students in English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Speech Communication.

In addition to all the benefits of dual enrollment, students who take their Lanier Tech courses through Sims Academy also receive:

  • Additional academic support that includes tutoring, career guidance, and personalized planning to meet college and career goals
  • More class time with instructors in introductory classes
  • Classes with high school-aged peers
  • College classes are offered in line with the BCSS calendar and bell schedule
  • Supplemental learning opportunities to develop good study habits, professional skills, and connect with guest speakers from industry
  • Access to laptops and other technology needed for classes and study as needed

AVAILABLE COURSES

The following Lanier Tech academic courses will be taught at Sims Academy for the 2020-2021 school year. Please note, although these courses satisfy the high school graduation requirements, dual enrollment courses can also be taken on an elective basis for students who have already satisfied a particular requirement. For example, students can enroll in ENGL 2130 American Literature even if they have already taken the high school American Literature class; in this case, the college class would count as one of the student's academic electives.

College Course High School Course Equivalent
ENGL 1101
Composition & Rhetoric
Advanced Composition or
British Literature
ENGL 1102
Literature & Composition

Advanced Composition or
British Literature

ENGL 2130
American Literature
American Literature
MATH 1111
College Algebra
Fourth Math Requirement
MATH 1113
Precalculus

Fourth Math Requirement

BIOL 1111 / 1111K
Biology I with Lab

Biology or 
Fourth Science Requirement

BIOL 1112 / 1112K
Biology II with Lab
Fourth Science Requirement
HIST 1111
World History
World History
HIST 1112
World History II
World History
HIST 2111
US History

U.S. History

HIST 2112
US History II
U.S. History
ECON 2105
Macroeconomics
Economics
POLS 1101
American Government
American Government
PSYC 1101
Psychology
Psychology
SOCI 1101
Sociology
Sociology
SPCH 1101
Public Speaking
Oral/Written Communication

DUAL ENROLLMENT PLANNING

Students are able to take up to 30 hours of college credit through the dual enrollment program. This could result in them entering college as a sophomore. Students and families will work with Sims Academy staff and their high school counselor to develop a course plan that aligns with their long-term goals for college and career. To aid with this planning, two sample schedules are available at this link.

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