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Move on When Ready

Print friendly Modified July 3, 2015

MOWR and other Opportunities for High School Students

  • Move on When Ready
    Georgia’s Move on When Ready (MOWR) program provides eligible high school students the opportunity to take college courses to satisfy their high school graduation or home study completion requirements while earning college credit.

  • Early College
    Georgia Early Colleges are schools that partner with a local school system and a University System of Georgia institution to blend high school and the first two years of college. The schools bring high school juniors and seniors to USG institution campuses to immerse students in a college-going culture and connect them with postsecondary experiences including the opportunity to earn dual enrollment credits. Early Colleges address the unique mission to raise the high school graduation and postsecondary success rates of minority, first generation college and low-income youth.

  • Residential Programs

    • The Georgia Academy of Aviation, Mathematics, Engineering, and Science (GAMES)
      The Georgia Academy of Aviation, Mathematics, Engineering, and Science (GAMES), established in 1997 is a very selective and elite educational program on the campus of Middle Georgia College (MGC), a member of the University System of Georgia and accredited by the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges. Successful completion of this two year, residential program is designed to allow a student to complete a high school diploma and a college associate degree simultaneously (if entered the junior year), and transfer with junior status in most majors to four-year colleges and universities.

    • The Advanced Academy of Georgia
      The Advanced Academy of Georgia, established in 1995, is a residential, early-entrance-to-college program for highly gifted and talented students. Located on the campus of the University of West Georgia, it is one of few programs of it’s kind in the nation that provide opportunities for students to earn concurrent high school and college credit in a full-time residential program. Academy students exclusively take regularly scheduled University classes, including Honors classes, taught by University professors. The University offers more than 20 different degree programs with more than 50 majors, including the 2-2 Regent’s Engineering Transfer Program with the Georgia Institute of Technology.

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Program
    USG colleges and universities will give college credits to a student who scores well on end-of-course assessments for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program. The credits allow USG freshmen to receive course credit for selected, basic college courses, and advanced level courses. High assessment scores on IB courses are a strong indicator of academic performance that is beyond that expected of typical high-school students.

    The IB program originated in 1968 in Geneva, Switzerland, and it is currently offered in 2,122 schools in 125 countries. There are three levels of the program - primary years, middle years, and the diploma program for 16-19 year-olds. Students who complete the IB diploma program, which is currently being offered in 22 Georgia high schools can receive up to 24 hours of college credit. The amount of college credit awarded will vary among the USG’s colleges and universities, depending upon each institution’s course offerings.

  • Advanced Placement
    Many of the USG colleges and universities award college credit to a student who scores well on one or more of the Advanced Placement exams offered by the College Board. The credit awarded and the required score vary by college, so students should contact the college for additional information.