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Course Information / Four-Year Plan

Four-Year Planning and Course Scheduling

Each year, counselors meet with students to review their course requests for the next school year. Included in this process is four-year planning which comprises of discussing with the student their post-secondary goals and tailoring course requests to meet these goals. Four-year plans are flexible and can be adjusted based on the student's goal at any given time. Four-year planning helps create a high school schedule that meets high school graduation requirements and college entrance eligibility requirements by breaking down courses needing to be taken into respective grades and met with achievable goals. You may reference a sample blank four year plan with both high school graduation and college entrance (A-G) requirements below.

Course Pathways and Information

UC Approved Courses

A. HISTORY/SOCIAL SCIENCE: 2 Years required American Government (S), American Government AP (S), Comparative Government AP (S), European History AP, Human Geography AP (S), U. S. History, U.S. History AP, World History, World History Honors, World History AP
B. ENGLISH: 4 years required ELD, English 1, 2, 3, 4, English 1 Honors, English 2 Honors, English 3 H, English AP Language and Composition, English AP Literature, Shakespeare (S)
C. MATHEMATICS: 3 years required, 4 years recommended* Algebra 1,*Algebra 2, *Algebra 2 Honors, *Algebra 2 MCR, Calculus, Calculus AB AP, Calculus BC AP, Functions, Trigonometry, Statistics, *Geometry, *Geometry Honors, *Geometry MCR, Post Calculus Advanced Mathematics, Pre-Calculus, Pre-Calculus Honors, Statistical Analysis, Statistical Analysis AP
D. LABORATORY SCIENCE: 2 years required, 3 years recommended Biology, Biology 1 Honors, Biology 2, Biology 2 AP, Chemistry 1, Chemistry 1 Honors, Chemistry AP, Environmental Science AP, Marine Biology, Marine Biology H, Physics, Physics B AP, Physics C AP, Physiology & Anatomy
E. LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH: 2 years required, 3 years recommended* Chinese 1, Chinese 2, Chinese 3, Chinese 3H, Chinese 4, Chinese AP Language & Composition*French 1, French 2, French 3, French 3H, French 4, French AP Language & Composition, French AP Literature, *Spanish 1, Spanish 2, Spanish 2 MCR, Spanish 3, Spanish 3 Honors, Spanish 3 MCR, Spanish 4, Spanish AP Language, Spanish 5, Spanish AP Literature
F. VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS: 1 yr. Please note: subjects in this section with an * meet F requirement only (not G) Advanced Orchestra, Art History AP, *Ceramics 1, Ceramics 2, Ceramics 3, Ceramics 4, *Chamber Choir, Choreo Dance, *Concert Band, Digital Animation 1, Digital Animation 2, Digital Animation 3, *Drama 1, Drama 2, Drama 3 Advanced, Drama 4 Advanced, *Drawing/Painting 1,Drawing/Painting 2, Intermediate Dance, *Jazz Band 1, Jazz Band 2, *Musical Theatre, Music Theory AP, Orchestra, *Photography 1, Photography 2, Photography 3, , *Sculpture 1, Sculpture 2, Studio Art AP 2-D, Studio Art AP 3-D, Studio Art AP Drawing Portfolio, *Video Production 1, Video Production 2, Video Production 3, Video Production 4
G. ELECTIVES: 1 year required One year (two semesters), in addition to those required in “A – F” above. All courses must be listed under “A – F” above with the exception of courses marked with an asterisk* in Mathematics, Language other than English, and VPA; plus the following:Advanced Philosophy and Religion (S), Avid 12, Civil Engineering & Architecture, Comparative Religions (S), Computer Science A AP, Computer Science AB AP, Developmental Physiology and Sports (S), Digital Electronics, Earth Science, Economics (S), Economics AP (S), Engineering Design & Development, History of American Popular Music (S), Introduction to Engineering Design, Journalism 1 (S), Journalism 2, Journalism 3, Journalism 4, Principles of Engineering, Psychology (S), Psychology AP, Public Speaking (S), Sociology (S), Women’s Studies (S)
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