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High School Admissions Requirements

LA Core 4 Curriculum

(Incoming Freshmen in 2008-2009 and beyond)

English - 4 Units

  • English I, II, III, IV

Math - 4 Units

  • Algebra I, Applied Algebra I, or Algebra I-Pt. 2
  • Geometry or Applied Geometry
  • Algebra II
  • Remaining unit from the following: Financial Math, Math Essentials, Advanced Math/Precalculus, Advanced Math-Functions and Statistics, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Probability and Statistics, Discrete Math, or a local math elective approved by BESE

Science - 4 Units

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • 2 units of the following: Physical Science, Integrated Science, Physics I, Physics of Technology I, Aerospace Science, Biology II, Chemistry II, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics II, Physics of Technology II, Agriscience II, Anatomy and Physiology, or a local science elective approved by BESE*
    • Students may not take both Integrated Science and Physical Science
    • Agriscience I is a prerequisite for Agriscience II

Social Studies - 4 Units

  • Civics (1 unit) or 1/2 unit of Civics and 1/2 unit of Free Enterprise. Note: Students entering the ninth grade in 2011-2012 and beyond must have one unit of Civics
  • U.S. History
  • 1 unit from the following: World History, World Geography, Western Civilization, or AP European History
  • 1 unit from the following: World History, World Geography, Western Civilization, AP European History, Civics (second semester - 1/2 credit), Law Studies, Psychology, Sociology, or African-American Studies*

    NOTE: Students may take 2 half credit courses for the fourth social studies unit.

Health - 1/2 Unit

  • JROTC I and II may be used to meet the Health Education requirement provided the requirements in Section 2347 of Bulletin 741 are met.

Physical Education - 1 1/2 Units

  • Physical Education I and Physical Education II, or Adapted Physical Education for eligible special education students. A maximum of 4 units of Physical Education may be used toward graduation
  • NOTE: The substitution of JROTC is permissible

Foreign Language - 2 Units

  • 2 units from the same foreign language or 2 units of speech

Arts - 1 Unit

  • 1 unit of Arts (§2333), Dance (§2337), Media (§2354), Music (§2355), Theatre Arts (§2369) or Fine Arts Survey. *

Electives - 3 Units

Total - 24 Units


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