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SAMPLE Recommended Course Patterns for College Bound Students

Sample Recommended Course Patterns for College Bound Students

California State University

(CSU San Marcos, SDSU, etc.)

University of California

(UCSD, UCLA, etc.)

Most Competitive Colleges

(Yale, Stanford, Harvard, etc.)

9th Grade

  • English 9 (or Honors)
  • Int Math 1
  • Lab Bio (or Honors)
  • Foreign Lang 1
  • PE
  • Freshman Seminar

Elective Options

  • Visual/Performing Art
  • Foreign Lang 2
  • PLTW Pathways

9th Grade

  • English 9 (or Honors)
  • Int Math 1, Int Math 2
  • Lab Bio (or Honors)
  • Foreign Lang 1
  • PE
  • Freshman Seminar

Elective Options

  • Visual/Performing Art
  • AP Human Geography
  • Foreign Lang 2
  • PLTW Pathways

9th Grade

  • English 9 Honors (or Eng 9)
  • Int Math 1 & Int Math 2
  • Lab Bio Honors
  • Foreign Lang 1
  • PE
  • Freshman Seminar

Elective Options

  • Visual/Performing Art
  • AP Human Geography
  • Foreign Lang 2
  • PLTW Pathways

10th Grade

  • Eng 10 (or Honors)
  • World Hist 2 or AP Euro
  • Int Math 2
  • Chem 1 (or Honors) or  Physics 1 or AP Physics 1
  • Foreign Lang 2
  • PE

Elective Options

  • Visual/Performing Art
  • Int Math 3
  • Foreign Lang 3
  • PLTW Pathways

10th Grade

  • Eng 10 Honors (or Eng 10)
  • AP Euro or World Hist 2
  • Int Math 2, Int Math 3
  • Chem 1 Hnrs or Physics 1 or AP Physics 1
  • Foreign Lang 2
  • PE

Elective Options

  • Advanced course in your subject area of interest
  • Int Math 3
  • Visual/Performing Art
  • Foreign Lang 3
  • PLTW Pathways

10th Grade

  • Eng 10 Honors
  • AP Euro
  • Int Math 3 & Math Analysis Honors
  • Chem 1 Hnrs or AP Physics 1
  • Foreign Lang 2, 3
  • PE

Elective Options

  • Advanced course in your subject area of interest
  • Math Analysis Honors
  • Foreign Lang 3, 4
  • Visual/Performing Art
  • PLTW Pathways

11th Grade

  • Eng 11 or AP Eng Lang/Comp
  • U.S. History or APUSH
  • Int Math 3 or PreCal or Math Analysis Honors
  • Foreign Lang 3

Elective Options

  • Science of interest
  • PreCal or Math Analysis Honors
  • PLTW Pathways
  • Visual/Performing Art
  • PE
  • a-g Elective of interest 

 

11th Grade

  • AP Eng Lang/Comp or Eng 11
  • APUSH or U.S. History
  • Int Math 3 or PreCal or Math Analysis Honors
  • AP course of interest
  • Foreign Lang 3

Elective Options

  • Science of interest
  • Higher level Math of interest
  • PLTW Pathways
  • Visual/Performing Art
  • PE
  • a-g Elective of interest 
  • Int Math 3
  • Foreign Lang 4 or second Foreign Lang
  • Internship in area of interest

11th Grade

  • AP Eng Lang/Comp
  • AP U.S. History (APUSH)
  • AP Calc A/B & AP Calc B/C
  • AP Science of interest
  • AP course of interest

Elective Options

  • Science of interest
  • PLTW Pathways
  • Foreign Lang 4 or start a Second Foreign Lang
  • a-g Elective of interest 
  • Adv Visual/Performing Art
  • Internship in area of interest
  • Community College course
  • PE

12th Grade

  • Eng12 ERW or AP Eng Lit
  • Gov/Econ or AP Government
  • PreCal, Math Analysis Honors

Elective Options

  • AP Statistics
  • Financial Algebra
  • Science of interest
  • PLTW Pathways
  • Visual/Performing Art
  • a-g Elective of interest
  • Internship in area of interest
  • PE

12th Grade

  • AP Eng Lit or Eng12 ERW
  • AP Government or Gov/Econ
  • PreCal or Math Analysis Honors or AP Statistics
  • AP course of interest

Elective Options

  • PreCalMath Analysis Hnrs, AP Calc A/B, AP Calc B/C, Financial Algebra
  • Science of interest
  • PLTW Pathways
  • Visual/Performing Art
  • a-g Elective of interest 
  • Internship in area of interest
  • Community College course
  • PE

12th Grade

  • AP Eng Lit
  • AP Government
  • AP Statistics
  • AP course of interest

Elective Options

  • AP Science of interest
  • PLTW Pathways
  • Visual/Performing Art
  • Financial Algebra
  • a-g Elective of interest 
  • Financial Algebra
  • Internship in area of interest 
  • Community College course
  • PE

Math sequence of Integrated Math 1, 2 & 3 is required for CSU or UC admissions. A fourth year math class is optional but strongly recommended. All classes for college eligibility must be grades of C or higher.