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Magnet Curriculum

The magnet program offers an accelerated and advanced course of study focusing on AP Computer Science, Chinese I -IV,  honor chemistry. AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, and AP Economics. New this year, Cybersecurity as 4th pathway. The program culminates in senior internships with local business and institution partners.

Magnet students take magnet specific math & science courses and the rest of their courses are taken at honors or AP level in a blended environment with other high-achieving Lovejoy students.

We are constantly adding to and adjusting our curriculum to meet the needs of our students.

Students have the opportunity to take twice as many math and science courses as they would in a traditional curriculum.

Foundations Courses
All freshmen magnet students take Intro to Digital Technology a Magnet Foundations course in combination with AP Computer Science Principles snd AP Computer Science A to give them a broad base understanding of computer science and how technology impacts our world.

Science Course Requirements
Minimum of 5 magnet designated science courses
Required courses:

  • Honor Biology
  • Honor Chemistry
  • AP Chemistry
  • Honor Physics 1
  • 1 Additional Science Courses (ie., AP Environmental Science or AP Physics)

Math Course Requirements
Minimum of Calculus and 1 AP-level math course
Required courses:

  • Algebra 1
  • Algebra 2
  • Geometry
  • PreCalculus
  • Calculus  or
  • AP Calculus

Technology Requirement
All students complete a Magnet STEM or STEAM track. The STEM track consists of 4 Magnet approved Technology classes. The STEAM track consists of 2 ( Cybersecurity & Game Design) Magnet approved Technology courses and 2 Magnet approved Fine Arts courses ( Art & Beginning or AP Music Theory).

Online Courses
Students have the option of taking online courses if:

  • The course is a dual enrollment course a math, science, or technology course and
  • The course is not offered at Lovejoy or
  • The student is taking the course above and beyond the 8 courses taken each year *

It is important that students and parents confirm the level and quality points for any online course before registering. Some quality points may be different based on the official level of the course.

If the online course is one of the student's four courses in a given semester, they will have a block during the school day to work on the online course, and no fee will be assessed.

If the student takes the course above and beyond the four taken in a given semester or during summer school, it is recommended that they spend time working on the course in the designated area of the media center.  All Georgia Virtual Academy courses will be placed in the student's schedule.

*For the Class of 2020 and beyond, students will only be allowed to take one online course each semester above and beyond the four-course minimum.   Exceptions will be made only in situations where it is necessary to take the additional courses in order to graduate on time.

For courses offered by  Georgia Virtual School, but not offered at Lovejoy, students are required to register with Dr. Catherine Roberts, Magnet Lead. 

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