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Curriculum - Junior Year at TGA

Though the Tennessee Governor's Academy is not currently operating, the below is a description for concerned or interested parties.

The curriculum included the following disciplines:

  • Physics provides a foundation for the application of simple models of phenomena to the more complex interactions that occur in chemical, biological, and earth systems sciences.
  • Calculus is one of the greatest achievements of human intellect. Throughout each century since Newton and Leibniz, mathematicians and scientists have demonstrated the power of calculus to illuminate questions in mathematics, the physical sciences, engineering, and the social and biological sciences.
  • U.S. History is a survey of American history from the pre-colonial to the post-cold war era. This reading and writing-intensive course examines American political, economic, and social/cultural developments, encourages critical thinking and reflection, and promotes an enhancement of analytical, evidence-based communication skills.
  • Literature enables young persons to gain the knowledge and the skills that help them participate as knowledgeable, reflective, creative, and critical members of a variety of literacy communities. By reading great literature and developing their writing skills in a variety of styles, our students will have command of the written and spoken language to use it clearly, strategically, critically and creatively.
  • Mandarin Chinese is the foreign language taken by all TGA students. This course introduces students to the Chinese language and culture through vocabulary, grammar, character work, and conversation. Mandarin Chinese is spoken by more native speakers than any other language in the world. Tennessee has significant scientific and economic links to China, and TGA is proud to be on the forefront of this relationship.
  • Physical Education
  • optional: Music & Visual Art

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