- Four years of English
- Two years of History (U.S. History and World History)
- One semester of Gov/Econ and one semester of a history/social science elective
- Two years of a modern world language (for example Spanish or French)
- Completion of Algebra 2 (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2)
- Two years of Lab Science (Biology and Chemistry or Physics)
- One year of PE
The courses under each department heading are listed sequentially. Please indicate the courses appropriate for the grade level for which you are pre-registering. A typical academic course load is four or five courses. You must register for at least four courses. Please refer to the attached sheet for a guide to selecting courses.
Guide for Course Selection
Ninth, tenth, and eleventh grade are required to take a minimum of four academic courses. (This does not include PE.)
In selecting your courses, keep in mind that two years of foreign language, three years of mathematics, and two years of science are minimum requirements for UC admission. However, many colleges and universities prefer at least three years of foreign language, three years of science, and four years of mathematics.
Please note that ESL students will have their English and History courses assigned to them.
Art in Society
This upcoming academic year, all students are invited to participate in a Global Arts, Action, and Social Entrepreneurship path. The following is a description:
Distinction in Global Arts, Action, and Social Entrepreneurship
This program is designed for students who want to make a difference and will support students in applying their art to world issues. Students will need to meet certain requirements, such as attending a seminar and taking certain classes that qualify. Successful completion of the program will give students a special distinction on their transcript. Check this box if you are interested in being a part of the program.
If you are interested you will be contacted by Art in Society Coordinator (Eduardo Santiago)
FOR SENIORS ONLY
English courses (Rank in order of preference from 1 to 4)
All senior English courses are one semester long. Students are required to take 2 semesters of English
FOR SENIORS ONLY
History / Social Science Elective (Rank in order of preference from 1 to 4)
All seniors are required to take one semester of Gov/Econ and one semester of a social science/history elective
* Students interested in taking Honors should email Karin Obermeier, Head of Humanities at Kobermeier@idyllwildarts.org
Also please look at the website for Honors Requirements.
Honors (in both Spanish and French) requires teacher approval )
STEAM is a class designed to intertwine the multiple disciplines that make up the acronym STEAM. Through experimentation and problem solving, students encounter real-world applications of design. This class will allow students to engage in every step of the process-conception, design, production, and testing of their products. Student will use an array of technology including 3D printers, laser scanners, computer software such as Adobe and TinkerCad, as well as graphing calculators and robots. It is a requirement that students be willing to work in groups and not be scared to try something new and fail.