Palos Verdes High School

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CEEB Code: 052358 PVPUSD

Course Information

Gayle Carpenter Associate Principal | 310-378-8471 Ext. 43204 | carpenterg@pvpusd.net
Mrs. Paula Stapleton | Gr. 9-12: A-Da | Ext: 43220 | stapletonp@pvpusd.net
Ms. Megan Lichter | Gr. 9-12: De-H | Ext: 43246 | lichterm@pvpusd.net
Mrs. Kristin Nelson | Gr. 9-12: I-Mc | Ext: 43293 | nelsonk@pvpusd.net
Mrs. Merika McHugh | Gr. 9-12: Me-R | Ext: 43217 | mchugha@pvpusd.net
Ms. Heidi Shulman | Gr. 9-12: S-Z | Ext: 43216 | shulmanh@pvpusd.net

Course Pathways and Information


Graduation Requirements

1. SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS  
ENGLISH (8 semesters) – (Including ELD 1, 2, & 3
and Reading/Writing Skills 1,2, 3 & 4)
□ English 1
□ English 2
□ English 3
□ English 4
 
SCIENCE (4 Semesters)
□ □ Biological
□ □ Physical
 
PHYSICAL EDUCATION (4 Semesters)
□ □ Ninth Grade
□ □ Tenth Grade
 
FINE ART/CAREER TECHNICAL/WORLD LANGUAGE
(4 Semesters) No more than two semesters of any group may satisfy this requirement. 
□ ___________
□ ___________
□ ___________
□ ___________
MATHEMATICS (4 Semesters) – (Algebra 1 required)
□ ___________
□ ___________
□ ___________
□ ___________
 
SOCIAL SCIENCE (6 Semesters)
□ □ World History
□ □ U.S. History
□ Government
□ Economics
2. CALIFORNIA ALGEBRA 1 PROFICIENCY  
  Algebra
Met
Not Met
 
3. CREDIT REQUIREMENTS (220)  
Ninth Grade (60) _____
Tenth Grade (60) _____
Eleventh Grade (50) _____
Twelfth Grade (50) _____
Total Completed (220) _____
 
 
ALL THREE REQUIREMENTS MUST BE SATISFIED TO QUALIFY FOR GRADUATION. STUDENTS WHO LACK MORE THAN TEN CREDITS FOR GRADUATION WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GRADUATION CEREMONIES.
 

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)
 
ONLY THE BOLD COURSES RECEIVE HONORS CREDIT (A=5, B=4, C=3)S = One Semester
 
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