Upper School
The Upper School expands and further refines the programs begun in the earlier years. Working closely together, the faculty provide the strong curricular continuity that is the hallmark of an outstanding college preparatory school. Piedmont offers Honors classes at all levels and Advanced Placement (AP) courses in a variety of subject areas, including Biology, Calculus, English, United States History, European History and Humanities. Exceptional students are allowed to take courses above grade level, while special small, even individual, classes provide third and fourth year foreign language study to interested students.

22 Carnegie units are required for a honors college preparation diploma.


4 – English: I, II, III, IV and dual enrollment with Georgia Military College
4 – Social Studies: Civics/Economics, World History, American History, AP Government
4 – Mathematics: Algebra I & II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus, Trigonometry
4 – Science: Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Honors Human Anatomy & Physiology, Geology, Two Labs
3 – Foreign Language – Spanish I, Spanish II, Spanish III
2 – Electives: Computer Applications, Personal Finance, Business Law, Publications, Accounting, Comparative Religions, SAT Prep, Humanities, Geology, Griffin Technical, Georgia Virtual School, US/International Relations, Band, Chorus, Art, Journalism, Internship & Mentoring
1 – Physical Education

Student honors received by Piedmont Academy students include:

National Merit Finalists
Presidential Scholars Awards
Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholar
Governor’s Honors Finalists
Jasper County Star Student
Jasper County Star Teacher
International Exchange Students
Golden Eagle Awards
University of Georgia Certificate of Merit
LaGrange College Cunningham Scholar
Presbyterian College Junior Fellow Award
International Exchange Students
Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Award
Georgia Scholar
HOBY Service (CLEW)
Community Leadership Workshop
All-State Band
All-State Chorus
All-State Debate
Duke Tip
State & Regional Literary Awards
State & Regional One-Act_Play Awards
MathCounts Regional Champions
JETS State Championships

Piedmont Graduates

Piedmont graduates are accepted by and attend some of the nation's finest institutions including: Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Auburn University
Augusta Medical College
Berry College
Boston College
Brewton-Parker College
The Citadel
Clark College
Clayton State
Clemson University
Converse College
Crandall Business College
Emory Medical College
Emory University
Florida State University
Georgia College & State University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Perimeter College
Georgia Southern University
Georgia Southwestern University
Georgia State University
Gordon College
Griffin Technical College
Kennesaw State
LaGrange College
Lee College
Macon State College
Medical College of Georgia
Mercer University
Middle Georgia College
North Georgia College Oxford College of Emory University
Presbyterian College
Queens College
Samford University
State University of West Georgia
Stetson College
Transylvania University
Tennessee Technical
Troy State University
Tulsa University
United States Naval Academy
University of Georgia
Valdosta State

University Wesleyan College
West Georgia
Young Harris