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Science Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE)

On June 9, 2016, the State Board of Education approved the K-12 Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) for Science. The K-12 Science GSE will be implemented during the 2017-2018 school year following a full year of teacher training.

On July 18, 2019, the State Board of Education approved the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) for the following high school science courses:  Astronomy, Botany, Ecology, Entomology, Epidemiology, Forensic Science, Geology, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Meteorology, Microbiology, Oceanography, and Zoology. The 2019-2020 school year will be utilized to inform educators of the new standards. These Science GSE courses should be implemented during the 2020-2021 school year.

Essential Toolkit - TRL Public

If you don’t see a resource you need below, please visit the TRL - Essential Toolkit. New resources are currently being added to the Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) of the Essential Toolkit within the Teacher Resource Link (TRL Public). SLDS is available to all public school educators in Georgia. If you are not a public educator and need access to resources, please visit TRL Public.

Georgia Standards of Excellence


• Kindergarten
• Grade 1
• Grade 2
• Grade 3
• Grade 4
• Grade 5


• Grade 6
Grade 7
• Grade 8


9-12 Georgia Performance Standards (GPS)

The following high school science standards will remain as GPS for 2019-2020 until these 12 courses are implemented as GSE during the 2020-2021 school year.

Human Anatomy & Physiology
Forensic Science

Professional Learning

PLC Science in 3D

Visit the GaDOE science website​ for professional learning opportunities, resources, and other information.


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