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.
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)
English (for Seniors)
One-semester electives—not all electives are offered each semester. Choose 4 electives and rank them in order of preference. In the event of over-enrollment in a senior elective course, all prospective students will be subject to a random lottery selection process.
• College Composition
• Gender and Sexuality
• Novel Into Film
• The Graphic Novel
• Critical Media Studies
• Contemporary Poetry
• Contemporary Literature
• Native American Literature
One semester of Gov/Econ is required.
Social Science, Grade 12:
One-semester electives (not all electives are offered each semester). Choose Government/Economics and three other electives and rank them in order of preference. In the event of over-enrollment in a senior elective course, all prospective students will be subject to a random lottery selection process.
History/Social Science Electives:
• Introduction to Psychology
• Comparative Religions
• Modern East Asia
• Revolutions: Past and Present
• Introducing Terrorism
*Students wishing to take Honors must receive a “B” or better in their current English or History class, and they must go through an application process. Contact John Goulding at firstname.lastname@example.org
Honors (in both Spanish and French) requires teacher approval. French 5 (Honors) and Spanish 5 (Honors) focus on grammar and culture