Freshman Year (Ninth Grade)
English I (two semesters) – required
Physical Science I (two semesters) – required
Math – Algebra or Geometry (two semesters) – required
Physical Education (two semesters) – required
Foreign Language or elective (two semesters) – required
Elective (two semesters) – required
Sophomore Year (Tenth Grade)
English II (two semesters) – required
Biology (two semesters) – required
Math Geometry or Algebra II (two semesters) – required
Physical Education (two semesters) – required
World History/Culture (two semesters) – required
Foreign Language or elective (two semesters) – required
Junior Year (Eleventh Grade)
English III (two semesters) – required
U.S. History (two semesters) – required
Elective/Chemistry (two semesters) – required
Elective/Math (two semesters) – required
Elective (two semesters) – required
Elective (two semesters) – required
Senior Year (Twelfth Grade)
English IV (two semesters) – required
Economics (one semester) – required
Government (one semester) – required
Elective (two semesters) – required
Elective (two semesters) – required

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

Social Science2 years
English4 years
Math3 years (4 recommended: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus)
Laboratory Science2 years (3 recommended: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy)
Foreign Language2 years (3 years recommended – same language)
Visual/Performing Arts1 year
College Prep Electives1 year (Advanced coursework selected from: History, English, Advanced Math, Lab Science, Foreign Language, Social Studies, and Fine Arts)


SAT I – Scholastic Aptitude Test
SAT II – Subject Exam
ACT – American College Test

University of California SAT I & SAT (some majors) II or ACT & SAT II (some majors)
California State University SAT I or ACTThe 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. Because of this new format the University system has adopted a phase-in approach to allow high schools time to develop courses to meet the 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 arts.​