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Academic and Operational Plan
The vision of the Board will be fully realized in
the establishment of a high school whose
purpose and mission is to provide the best
education possible in terms of preparation for
the world beyond high school, including
success in college and the world of work,
national and global citizenship and
competitiveness, and community
involvement.
Number of Credits
Areas of Study
1 course credit in:
Basic Research and Study Skills (required freshman
course)
4 course credits in English:
English I, II, III, IV
4 course credits in Math:
[Integrated] Math I, II, III and either Integrated Math IV
or another advanced math course requiring Integrated
Math III (or Algebra II) as prerequisite
4 course credits in Science:
Earth/Environmental Science, Biology, one physical
science, and one additional science elective
4 course credits in Social
Studies:
World History, Civics/Economics, American History I
and II
2 course credits in the same
Foreign Language, such as:
Spanish I and II, German I and II, Mandarin I and II, ASL
I and II, or a 2-course sequence in any other language
which may be offered as per demand
1 course credit in:
Health and Physical Education
8 course credits in:
Electives
28 Total Course Credits
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Delivery of academic and elective coursework
will be organized on the common “4x4 block”
scheduling model, in which students take
four full-year, 1-credit courses each
semester in expanded 90-minute class
periods.
This model offers students the opportunity to
earn four course credits each semester, 8
course credits each year during regularlyscheduled classes.
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Four additional elective course credits are
available if the student completes eight
semesters of high school and does not opt
for early graduation. Additional credit
opportunities may exist.
The total number of course credits taken
while in high school must still total at least
28.
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Until we are approved to offer the IB
curriculum, FLA HS will offer traditional
Advanced Placement courses to those
students who seek advanced courses of study
and who qualify.
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Academic Electives
Arts
Advanced PE
Technology
Life Skills
JROTC*
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The IB Diploma is universally recognized as
the single most effective college preparation
program in the world, and successful
completion of the entire diploma program
and awarding of an IB Diploma is likewise
recognized as the single most accurate
predictor of college success in the United
States.
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The IB Diploma Program is a two-year
program designed to be taken in the
student’s junior and senior years in high
school.
The program is so far advanced that no NC
high school student can reasonably hope to
achieve success without first going through a
“pre-IB” program designed to prepare the
student for the rigors of IB coursework.
Number of Credits
Areas of Study
1 course credit in:
Basic Research and Study Skills (required freshman
course)
6 course credits in English:
English I Honors, II Honors, III Honors, IV Honors, and
IB English Language & Literature HL (2 course credits)
6 course credits in Math:
Integrated Math I Honors, II Honors, III Honors, IV
Honors, and IB Mathematics HL (2 course credits)
5 course credits in Science:
Earth/Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry or
Physical Science, IB Biology HL or IB Chemistry HL (2
course credits each)
4 course credits in Social
Studies:
Civics/Economics, American History I and II, IB History
SL
5 course credits in the same
Foreign Language, such as:
Foreign Language I, II, III, IV, and IB Foreign Language
SL
1 course credit in:
Health and Physical Education
1 course credit in:
IB Arts elective SL (Music, Art, or Drama)
1 course credit in:
IB ToK –CAS –Essay
30 Total Course Credits
Required for the IB Diploma
IB courses are offered at Standard Level (“SL”), roughly equivalent to one full
NC course credit (one semester course on the 4x4 scheduling system) and at
High Level (“HL”), roughly equivalent to two course credits (two semester
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About the High School Plan or the IB Program,
please see our website:
www.fallslakeacademy.com
Click on Basic Information under the About FLA button.
Be sure to check out the IB Appendix on that page! It
has invaluable information about the IB Program.

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