Pope High School HS

Tom Flugum, Principal

Kimberly Artigas, AP | Terri Browne, AP | Denise Danielson, AP | Eric Gray, AP | Josh Mathews, AP/AD | Nancy Zarbnisky, AP

3001 Hembree Road
Marietta, GA 30062
Phone: 770-578-7900
FAX: 770-578-7902

3001 Hembree Road
Marietta, GA 30062
Phone: 770-578-7900
FAX: 770-578-7902

Academies @ Pope

STEM Academy

We are in our third year of implementation of our Academies @ Pope. Over the first two years we have made adaptations to meet the needs of our students and community. In order to better serve our students and parents we have decided to combine the different STEM pathways into 1 STEM Academy with 2 focuses (Advanced Math/Science and Engineering). This streamlining combined with increased parent communication and involvement will better facilitate the growth of the program and provide structure to the STEM portion of our Academies.

STEM Meeting Presentation 12-20-2016


Advanced Math & Science Focus

A Pope Academy for the Advanced Science & Mathematics student should have a strong interest in mathematics, science and technology. The program of study is centered on the usual academic core subjects - English, social studies, world language, and mathematics. In addition, STEM students take four years of AP sciences. This rigorous sequence leads to an understanding and retention far greater than that obtained in a more traditional program.

The following chart gives you the required coursework to be completed in math and science. Please note that below is a list of other requirements outside of the STEM required courses and additional suggestions and prerequisites.

9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade
9th Literature 10th or H Brit Lit American Lit Senior Lit
Acc Geom/Algebra II Acc Pre-Calc/AP Calc AB AP Calculus BC Multivariable Calc/Engineering Calc
AP Environmental Science AP Biology AP Physics 1/AP Physics C AP Chemistry
AP Computer Science Principles World History US History Government/Economics
Foreign Language 1 or 2 Foreign Language 2 or 3 Foreign Language 3 or Elective Health/Fitness
Elective AP Statistics or Honors Anatomy (elective) AP Computer Science or AP Seminar AP Capstone or Senior Project/Internship

*Students are encouraged to take AP Statistics as an additional class during 10th or 12th grade.
**Students will complete the senior research project as part of this course.
***It is recommended you take AP Physics C; however, you will need to double up on science in the 10th or 11th grade and take Physics I or honors physics to have the background required.

In addition to the math and science courses required you will need to take the following courses:
4 units of English, 3 units of Social Studies, 3 units of Foreign Language, and 1 unit of Health/BPE. You will have 5 remaining electives, of which two are suggested above.

Math requirement to be admitted into the program - minimum entry point is Accelerated Geometry B/Advanced Algebra or higher.


Engineering Focus

The program of study is centered on the usual academic core subjects - English, social studies, world language, and mathematics. In addition, STEM Engineering students take four years of Engineering/STEM related electives. This rigorous sequence leads to an understanding and retention far greater than that obtained in a more traditional program.

The following chart gives you the required coursework to be completed in science and engineering. Please note that below is a list of other requirements outside of the STEM required courses and additional suggestions and prerequisites.

9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade
9th Literature 10th or H Brit Lit American Lit Senior Lit
Acc Algebra I/Geom A Acc Geom/Algebra II Acc Pre-Calc/AP Calc AB AP Calculus BC
H Biology/H Chemistry AP Environ Science or AP Computer Sci Prin AP Chemistry AP Physics 1/AP Physics C
World Geography World History US History Government/Economics
Foreign Language 1 or 2 Foreign Language 2 or 3 Foreign Language 3 or Elective Health/Fitness
Foundations of Engineering Engineering Concepts Engineering Applications/Robotics Engineering Capstone Project/Internship

Math requirement to be admitted into the program - minimum entry point is Accelerated Coordinate Algebra/Geometry A or higher.

*Students are encouraged to take AP Statistics, AP Computer Science as an additional class during 10th or 12th grade if not taken as a 12th grade science.
**Students will complete the senior research project as part of this course.
***It is recommended you take AP Physics C; however, you will need to double up on science in the 10th or 11th grade and take Physics I or honors physics to have the background required.

In addition to the Engineering and science courses required you will need to take the following courses:
4 units of English, 4 units of Math, 3 units of Social Studies, 3 units of Foreign Language, and 1 unit of Health/BPE.

The Engineering pathway focuses on general engineering disciplines and prepares students for entrance into college engineering programs. While not everyone in this academy will pursue engineering, those that choose to do so have a solid background in the field and are likely to successfully master college engineering programs. Students are also prepared to pursue careers in the technical aspects of business or law.

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