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High School Course Requirements

All students graduating from high school since 1989 must show proof of satisfactory completion of all college prep courses including U.S. History. A detailed description of courses may be found in Appendix A of the Undergraduate Bulletin.  You may also view Appendix B for information regarding removal of high school deficiencies.

English - 4 units required

Courses fulfilling requirementsCourses not fulfilling requirements
  • English I, II, III, IV

  • Applied Communications (Applied Communications satisfies either English III or English IV for high school graduation)

  • Journalism

  • Speech

  • Business Communications

Mathematics - 3 units required from
                        "A" Sequence or "B" Sequence

"A" Sequence:     3 units required 
                              
Algebra (2 units required)
                               Advanced Math (1 unit required)

Algebra - 2 units required

Courses fulfilling requirementsCourses not fulfilling requirements
  • Algebra I
    or Technical Algebra*
  • Algebra II

*formerly Math for Technology II

  • Pre-Algebra
  • Arithmetic
  • Applied Mathematics I and II
  • Business Math
  • Computer Technology
  • Accounting I, II, & III
  • Math for Technology I
  • Competency Mathematics
  • Foundations I, II

Advanced Mathematics - 1 unit required

Courses fulfilling requirementsCourses not fulfilling requirements
  • Geometry
  • Statistics
  • Pre-Calculus or Calculus
  • Discrete Mathematics with Probability
  • Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry
  • Technical Geometry (In a pilot stage from Summer 2006 through Spring 2008)
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Arithmetic
  • Applied Mathematics I and II
  • Business Math
  • Computer Technology
  • Accounting I, II, & III
  • Math for Technology I
  • Competency Mathematics
  • Foundations I, II

"B" Sequence: Integrated Math Sequence - (3 units required)

Courses fulfilling requirementsCourses not fulfilling requirements
  • Integrated Mathematics I
  • Integrated Mathematics II
  • Integrated Mathematics III
  • Same as Advanced Math3

Natural/Physical Sciences - 2 units required

One unit MUST BE from Group A (must be one-year units)

Courses fulfilling requirementsCourses not fulfilling requirements
  • Group A
     Biology I, II
     Biology for Technology
     Chemistry I, II
     Earth Science
     Principles of Technology I, II
     Physics
  • Group B
     Agri-science (Science I-A)
     Anatomy  & Physiology
     Physical Science
     Nutrition Science 
     Geology
     Ecology 
     Environmental Science 
        (AP class only)
  • Environmental Science
  • Life Science
 
 
 
 
Visual/Performing Arts - 1 unit required
Required for graduates in 1993 and after
Courses fulfilling requirementsCourses not fulfilling requirements
  • Vocal/Instrumental Music
  • General Music or Music Theory
  • Theatre Arts
  • Art or Music History
  • Visual Arts or Art
  • Dance I, II, III, or IV
  • Physical Education
  • Industrial Arts
  • Drafting
  • Public Speaking (Speech)
  • Commercial Art
Foreign Language - 2 units required in the same language
Courses fulfilling
requirements
Courses not fulfilling requirements
  • Latin
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • German
  • Other Languages
  • Computer Languages
  • American Sign Language
U.S. History - 1 unit required
Courses fulfilling requirementsCourses not fulfilling requirements
  • U.S. History
 
Social Studies - 1 unit required
*Fulfills requirements for graduates prior to 1993
Courses fulfilling requirementsCourses not fulfilling requirements
  • World History
  • Ancient History
  • Modern History
  • World Geography
  • European History
Contemporary Issues
*U.S. Government
*Anthropology
*Civics/Economics
*Sociology/Psychology