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College Prep

The college prep diploma is recommended for students planning to attend college. Use the college prep planning sheet to help decide what courses to take and when.

Diploma Requirements

Language Arts
8 credits in literature, speech, and composition, including the required:

  • English 9
  • English 10

at least 6 credits (8 credits are strongly recommended) from the following:

  • Algebra I
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II
  • Precalculus
  • AP Calculus

6 credits in laboratory science, including:

  • Biology I

Social Studies
6 required credits:

  • U.S. History (may substitute AP U.S. History) (2 cr)
  • World History or Geography and History of the World (2 cr)
  • Economics (1 cr)
  • U.S. Government (1 cr)
Health Education

1 credit

Directed Electives
5 credits from the following (4 foreign language credits are strongly recommended but are not required):

  • World Languages
  • Fine Arts
  • Career and Technical Education

Free Electives
8 credits