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 Freshman Year (Ninth Grade)

English I (two semesters)
Biology (two semesters)
Math – Algebra or Geometry (two semesters) Int Math I or Int Math II (class of 2018)
Physical Education (two semesters)
Fine Arts/Foreign Language elective (two semesters)

Elective (two semesters)

Sophomore Year (Tenth Grade)

English II (two semesters)
Chemistry or Physical Science (two semesters)
Math Geometry or Algebra II (two semesters) Int Math I or Int Math II (class of 2018)
Physical Education (two semesters)
World History/Culture (two semesters)
Fine Arts/Foreign Language elective (two semesters)

Junior Year (Eleventh Grade)

English III (two semesters)
U.S. History (two semesters)
Elective/Upper-level Science (two semesters)
Elective/Upper-level Math (two semesters)
Elective (two semesters)
Elective (two semesters)

Senior Year (Twelfth Grade)

English IV (two semesters)
Government (one semester)/Economics (one semester)
Elective (two semesters – upper-level math)
Elective (two semesters – upper-level science)
Elective (two semesters)
Elective (two semesters – if needed

University of California/California State University
Minimum Course Requirements ("A-G") – Required “C” or better grade on transcript:

A. Social Science 2 Years
B. English 4 Years
C. Math 3 Years (4 recommended: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus)
D. Laboratory Science 2 Years (3 recommended: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy/Physiology)
E. Foreign Language 2 Years (3 years recommended: same language)
F. Visual/Performing Arts 1 Year
G. College Prep ctives 1 Year (Advanced coursework selected from: History, English, Advanced Math, Lab Science, Foreign Language, Social Studies, and Fine Arts)



PSAT – Offered at CHS in October (grades 9-11)
SAT I – Scholastic Aptitude Test
SAT II – Subject Exam
ACT – American College Test

University of California SAT I & SAT II or ACT Plus Writing
California State University SAT I or ACT

The lower the GPA, the higher the score required for admission.

The University of California and California State University have aligned their respective admission requirements. Part of this alignment has taken place in the area of electives, specifically a Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) requirement.

Students seeking admission to University of California or California State University will be required to present courses appearing on the UC “A-G” list, “F” Visual and Performing Arts, requirement according to the following schedule:

  • Applicants will be required to present a full-year course in visual or performing art

Please remember that the student is responsible to request final transcripts for college admission