The "a-g" plan to high school graduation is the most ideal since it provides students with the most competitive transcript when applying to any college or university. Although it is the required path to enter directly into a four-year institution, it provides all of the rigorous courses that meets nearly every college or university minimum requirements, including private universities, out-of-state universities, and community colleges.
History/Social Science (“a”)
Two years, including one year of world history, cultures and historical geography and one year of U.S. history, or one-half year of U.S. history and one-half year of American government or civics.
Four years of college preparatory English that integrates reading of classic and modern literature, frequent and regular writing, and practice listening and speaking.
Three years of college-preparatory math, including or integrating the topics covered in elementary and advanced algebra and two- and three-dimensional geometry.
Laboratory Science (“d”)
Two years of laboratory science providing fundamental knowledge in at least two of the three disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
Language other than English (“e”)
Two years of the same language other than English or equivalent to the second level of high school instruction.
Visual and Performing Arts (“f”)
One year chosen from dance, music, theater or the visual arts.
College-Preparatory Elective (“g”)
One year chosen from the “a-f” courses beyond those used to satisfy the requirements above, or courses that have been approved solely in the elective area.