Academy Academics

Map to Greatness

For students enrolled in the Georgia Academy, advisement plays a critical role to help students to successfully reach their goals.  Students are interviewed by the academic advisors in consultation with the students High School counselor to plan a map for students to complete their Associates Degree while concurrently completing their High School Diploma. Listed below are the Georgia Department of Education High School Graduation requirements and the Associates Degree Core Curriculum requirements.  It is important to note that the 60 Credit hour description for the Associates Degree does not necessarily include all courses required for students to reach their particular degree field requirements. 

Curriculum Map

Academy Graduation Requirements

To complete The Georgia Academy graduation requirements a student must complete all High School Graduation Requirements.  Additionally, a student must complete a minimum of 36 credit hours within a one year period in residence and to earn an unweighted GPA of at least 3.0.

Academy Advisement

Student Advisement initially takes place when a student is accepted to the Academy. Additional opportunities are available throughout the semester to assist students to reach their academic goals.  Advisement at the Academy includes much more than course selection and registration.  Our goal is to work in a transformational way to help students become elite scholars, life long learners and community partners working to make the world a better place.  Students are advised in taking on leadership opportunities, navigating university academics and engaging with our community with integrity in a relevant way. 

Academic Success

The minimum standard for success at The Georgia Academy requires a 3.0 GPA, however we are proud that the majority of Academy students excel and finish with greater than a 3.7 GPA. 100% of Academy students earn HOPE scholarship and more than 90% earn Zell Miller Scholarship. For more information on requirements for HOPE and ZELL please see https://www.gafutures.org/hope-state-aid-programs/hope-zell-miller-scholarships/hope-scholarship/.

Honors Program

Students in the Georgia Academy are encouraged to take Honors designated courses when available.  Honors courses fulfill core curriculum requirements and are designed to be more innovative, enjoyable, and rewarding since students of similar abilities are grouped together in small, discussion-based classes. While students in general introductory classes are expected to gain a certain body of knowledge and display that knowledge on tests and in essays, students in Honors courses are asked to apply what they have learned in ways that are creative and that relate to their own interests and goals.  Completion of 4 honors level courses in 4 subject areas with a minimum of a 3.5 GPA will enable the student to earn the designation of HONORS Graduate.  More information on the Honors program at Middle Georgia State University can be found at https://www.mga.edu/academics/honors.php.

Degrees Offered

While at the Georgia Academy Students are offered the opportunity to complete the Associates of Arts Core Curriculum or the Associates of Science Core Curriculum.  (See the MGA Catalog for Specific Curriculum.)  

Regents Engineering Pathway Program

The Georgia Academy at Middle Georgia State University proudly participates in the Regents' Engineering Pathway Program (REPP), formerly known as Regents' Engineering Transfer Program, which allows you to begin your engineering studies at The Georgia Academy before transferring to complete your bachelor's degree. REPP students may transfer to Georgia Tech, Georgia Southern University, Kennesaw State University, UGA or Mercer University.

Students desiring to participate in this program will take all of their first and second year math and science courses, as well as some engineering courses as part of their curriculum at The Academy. Our professors work closely with the five partner schools to develop a well-coordinated curriculum. Please see Examples of Typical Curriculum Plans under Documents and Forms

 Here are a few more things you should know:

  • REPP is not a degree program but a curriculum of courses designed to make your transfer as an engineering student as seamless as possible.
  • Admission requirements, including GPA, vary at the partner institutions. To review requirements, visit the institutions' websites.
  • REPP has been around for nearly 30 years. It makes engineering programs more accessible to students throughout Georgia.  Additional information can be found at https://www.mga.edu/arts-sciences/natural-sciences/repp.php.