Pre-College Curriculum Requirements
English/Language Arts four credits required: English I, English II, English III, English IV (or AP English).
Mathematics three credits required: Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry.*
Science three credits required: Credits to include Life Science, Physical Science, and Earth/Space Science (with at least one lab course).
Social Studies three credits required: From U.S. History, Economics, Government, World Geography and World Civilization.
Health one-half credit required.
Physical Education one-half credit required.
History and Appreciation of Visual, Performing Arts one credit required: History and appreciation of visual and performing arts or another arts course that incorporates such content.
Foreign Language two credits required in same language or demonstrated competency.
Electives seven credits required (**five rigorous). Recommended strongly: One or more courses that develop computer literacy.
Total Credits: 22 (17 required credits; seven elective credits).
*A student may substitute an integrated, applied, interdisciplinary, or higher level course within a program of study if the substituted course offers the same or greater academic rigor and the course covers or exceeds the minimum required content.
**Rigorous electives should have academic content at least as challenging as that in courses required in the minimum high school graduation requirements. These electives also should be in social studies, science, math, English and language arts, arts and humanities, foreign language and, above the introductory level, in agriculture, industrial technology, business, marketing, family and consumer sciences, health sciences, and technology education and career pathways. Electives in physical education and health are limited to one-half unit each.