​DEPARTMENTAL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Graduation requirements for each department are listed below.  Courses offerings are subject to change and are dependent on sufficient student interest each school year.  The College Prep Curriculum designation refers to UC "a-g" approved courses, the highest standard used in California for college readiness.  Other colleges and universities have their own standards for admission.  General high school courses which are not currently UC approved may be considered satisfactory for entrance by other colleges and universities in the United States.  More information regarding entrance requirements for specific colleges and universities can be provided in our College Center.

 

General High School Curriculum

Core Courses

Survey courses: 

English 9

English 10

English 11

English 12

ELD cohort literature courses:

English 1

English 2

English 3

English 4

Concurrent Courses

ELD program:

ELD Reading & Vocabulary

English Language Development I

English Language Development II

Electives

Survey courses:

Creative Writing

Film History

Journalism

Thematic Literature

College Prep Curriculum

Core Courses

UC "b" courses: 

English I

English II

English III

English IV

UC "b" courses (ELD program):

English I (SDAIE)

English II (SDAIE)

English III (SDAIE)

English IV (SDAIE)

Concurrent Course

UC "b" course (ELD program):

English Language Development III

Electives

UC "g" course:

Speech

Scholar Program Curriculum

Core Courses

UC "b" courses: 

AP English Language & Composition

AP English Literature & Composition

General High School Curriculum

Core Courses

Survey courses: 

Math Fundamentals I

Math Fundamentals II

Algebra 9

Algebra 10

Conceptual Geometry

Business Mathematics

College Prep Curriculum

Core Courses

UC "c" courses: 

Algebra I

Algebra II

Geometry

Pre-Calculus

Calculus

Statistics

Scholar Program Curriculum

Core Courses

UC "c" courses: 

AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus BC

AP Statistics

​ SCIENCE                                                              40 Credits (4 years)                                     UC "d": 2 years required, 3 years recommended   

  Core courses - one course each semester

General High School Curriculum

Core Courses

Survey courses: 

Science 9

Biology 10

Chemistry 11

Science 11

Physics 12

Electives

Survey courses:

Astronomy

Environmental Science

Marine Biology

College Prep Curriculum

Core Courses

UC "d" courses: 

Biology

Chemistry

Physics

Conceptual Physics

UC "g" courses:

Physical Science

Earth Science

 

 

 

Scholar Program Curriculum

Core Courses

UC "d" courses: 

AP Biology

AP Chemistry

AP Physics 1

AP Physics 2

AP Environmental Science

General High School Curriculum

Core Courses

Survey courses: 

World History 9

World History 10

U.S. History 11

Government 12

Economics 12

Electives

Survey courses:

Psychology 12

Business Entrepreneurship

Leadership

Philosophy

Current Events

College Prep Curriculum

Core Courses

UC "a" courses: 

World History I

World History II

U.S. History

Government

UC "g" course:

Economics

UC "a" courses (ELD program):

World History I (SDAIE)

World History II (SDAIE)

U.S. History (SDAIE)

Government (SDAIE)

UC "g" course (ELD program):

Economics (SDAIE)

Electives

UC "g" course:

Psychology

Scholar Program Curriculum

Core Courses

UC "a" courses: 

AP U.S. History

AP U.S. Government & Politics

UC "g" courses:

AP Macroeconomics

AP Microeconomics

Electives

UC "g" course:

AP Psychology

 VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS                      40 Credits (4 years)                                     UC "f": 1 year required                                                   

  Core Courses - one course each semester (World Arts required for freshmen)

TECHNOLOGY & APPLIED ARTS                   10 Credits (1 year)                                       UC: no requirement                                                        

  Core courses - two semesters (Information Technology required for freshmen)

General High School Curriculum

Core Courses

Survey courses: 

Spanish 9

Spanish 10

College Prep Curriculum

Core Courses

UC "e" courses: 

Spanish I

Spanish II

Spanish III

American Sign Language I

American Sign Language II

American Sign Language III

Chinese I

Chinese II

Chinese III

Scholar Program Curriculum

Core Courses

UC "e" course: 

AP Chinese Language & Culture

General High School Curriculum

Core Courses

Survey courses: 

World Arts

Art 1

Art 2

Music Survey 10

Drama Survey 1

Drama Survey 2

Media Studies 1

Electives

Survey courses:

Yearbook

Drama Production

Dance II

Music Appreciation

Orchestra

Chorus

Media Production II

Advanced Media Production Lab

Media Graphics

College Prep Curriculum

Core Courses

UC "f" courses: 

Performing Arts I

Performing Arts II

Dance I

Band I

Band II

Music History

Music Theory

Applied Music Theory

Visual Arts I

Visual Arts II

Visual Arts III

Graphic Design

Media Production I

Digital Audio

Digital Photography

General High School Curriculum

Core Courses

Survey course: 

Information Technology

 

Electives

Survey courses:

Computer Programming

Media Production II

Advanced Media Production Lab

Media Graphics

Culinary Arts

College Prep Curriculum

Core Courses

UC "f" courses: 

Graphic Design

Media Production I

Digital Audio

Digital Photography

General High School Curriculum

Core Courses

Survey courses: 

Physical Education I

Health & Fitness

Fitness for Team Sports

Weight Training

Electives

Team Sports:

Basketball

Soccer

Tennis

Volleyball

General High School Curriculum

Core Courses

Survey courses: 

SAT Preparation

College and Careers

Electives

Experiential Learning:

Community Service

General High School Curriculum

Electives

Survey courses: 

Creative Writing

Astronomy

Environmental Science

Marine Biology

Business Entrepreneurship

Leadership

Philosophy

Current Events

Yearbook

Drama Production

Dance II

Music Appreciation

Orchestra

Chorus

Media Production II

Advanced Media Production Lab

Media Graphics

Computer Programming

Culinary Arts

Any other departmental course taken after the departmental graduation requirement has been met

 

Scholar Program Curriculum

Electives

UC "g" courses: 

AP Psychology

AP Macroeconomics*

AP Microeconomics*

College Prep Curriculum

Electives

UC "g" courses: 

Speech

Physical Science*

Earth Sience*

Psychology

Economics*

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  Department                                                        Graduation Requirement                               UC "a-g" Entrance Requirement

  ENGLISH                                                            40 Credits (4 years)                                     UC "b": 4 years required                                                

  Core courses - one course each semester

  MATHEMATICS                                                 30 Credits (3 years)                                     UC "c": 3 years required, 4 years recommended    

  Core courses - six semesters

​ SOCIAL STUDIES                                               40 Credits (4 years)                                     UC "a": 2 years required                                                

  Core courses - one course each semester (U.S. History, Government, and Economics required)

​ MODERN LANGUAGES                                    20 Credits (2 years)                                    UC "e": 2 years required, 3 years recommended    

  Core courses - four semesters

PHYSICAL EDUCATION / HEALTH                10 Credits (1 year)                                       UC: no requirement                                                        

  Core courses - two semesters

COLLEGE & CAREERS                                      10 Credits (1 year)                                       UC: no requirement                                                        

  Core courses - two semesters (SAT Preparation and College and Careers required for juniors)

ELECTIVES                                                         10 Credits (1 year)                                       UC "g": 1 year required                                                   

  Electives - two semesters

​​​​​​ * UC considers these courses to meet the UC "g" requirement for college entrance; however, these courses count towards the school's departmental graduation requirements and not the elective requirement.

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