The Houston County School System offers the only high school astronomy course taught in middle Georgia, with astronomy classes taught at Houston County High, Veterans High and Warner Robins High. The program began at Houston County High School in 1999.
That's according to a Houston County Board of Education news release.
Astronomy and Physical Science Teacher Joe Molyson has taught the class since 2004. Currently 140 students are enrolled at Houston County High, and over 100 at Veterans and Warner Robins High. Molyson said, “We are one of the largest, if not the largest, high school Astronomy Program in the Southeast.”
The course is one of several science tracks students must complete in the junior or senior year to graduate. Theory is blended with extensive self-paced computer work and actual observations of astronomical objects.