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College Prep Curriculum

 

Fine Arts - 10 Credits

  • Concert Band / Jazz, Performance Band
  • Drawing I / Drawing II
  • Studio Art I / AP Studio Art
  • Film I / Film II / Honors Film {1 year}
  • Drama I / Drama II / Honors Drama
  • Digital Photography
  • Chorus, Musical Theatre
  • Technical Theatre


English - 40 Credits

  • Literature and Communication I & II
  • Honors Literature {9-12}
  • Survey of Literature
  • American Literature / World Literature
  • AP English Language
  • AP English Literature
  • ESL English


Foreign Language - 20 Credits

  • Spanish I, II, III
  • Spanish Speakers I, Spanish Speakers II
  • AP Spanish Language / AP Spanish Literature


Social Studies - 30 Credits

  • World History & Geography
  • Honors World History & Geography
  • US History / Honors US History
  • US Government / Honors US Government
  • Economics / Honors Economics
  • Psychology, Psychology II, Child Psychology


Physical Education - 10 Credits

  • Health
  • Physical Education
  • Conditioning


Mathematics - 30 Credits

  • Pre-Algebra
  • Algebra I
  • Geometry / Honors Geometry
  • Algebra II / Honors Algebra II
  • Honors Precalculus / Precalculus
  • AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC
  • Probability & Statistics


Science - 20 Credits

  • Biology / Honors Biology / AP Biology
  • Chemistry / Honors Chemistry
  • Fundamental Chemistry
  • Anatomy
  • Physics
  • Sports Medicine


Religion - 40 Credits

  • Who is Jesus? / The Bible
  • Christian Morality / The Paschal Mystery
  • History of Christianity I & II
  • The Church and Its Mission / Sacraments

 

Computer Science

  • Multi-Media Development
  • Computer Science

 

Electives needed to graduate high school - 40 Credits
Total credits needed to graduate high school - 240 Credits

 

*Because minimum enrollments must be met for each class, not all proposed courses may be offered in a given year.

 

COLLEGE PREPARATORY CURRICULUM

 

CSHM High School provides a full college preparatory curriculum for all students.  By achieving a grade of “C” or higher in required classes, students will meet the minimum subject requirements for any 4 year university.

Freshmen

 

                        Religion: Scripture/Christology

                        English: Honors Intro. To Literature,  Intro. to Literature, Literature and Communication I

                        Mathematics: Algebra I, Algebra 1A*, Pre-Algebra*; Geometry, Honors Geometry, Algebra II, Honors Algebra II

                        Social Studies: Honors World History, World History

                        Language: Spanish I, Spanish Speakers I, Spanish Speakers II

                        Fine Art: Studio Art, Band, Drama I, Chorus

                        OR

                        Science: Honors Biology (Freshmen enrolled in Honors Biology choose between a Fine Art or a Foreign Language their Freshman year.)

 

*It is recommended that freshman enrolled in Algebra 1A or Pre-Algebra enroll in a math course during the summer before sophomore year to meet the Math requirement. 

Sophomores

 

          Religion:  Pascal Mystery/Ecclesiology

          English: Honors, Survey of Lit., Lit. and Comm. II

          Mathematics: Algebra 1B*, Geometry, Honors Geometry, Algebra II, Honors Algebra II,  Precalculus, Honors Precalculus

          Science: Honors Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Honors Chemistry

          Language: Spanish I,Spanish II, Spanish Speakers II, A.P.Spanish Language

          Elective: Physical Education/Health (not a college elective), Band 

(Those students who were enrolled in Honors Biology as freshmen may choose to take a Fine Art as an elective.)         

 

*Sophomores enrolled in Algebra IB are encouraged to take Geometry during the summer before junior year.  If not, the student will only meet the minimum college subject requirement for Mathematics (Algebra II) by graduation. The Mathematics Department requires that students receive a minimum grade of “C” in Algebra I or Algebra IB to be eligible to register for Algebra II.

 

 

Juniors

 

          Religion: History of Christianity I&II

          English: American Literature, Honors, AP English Language

          Mathematics: Geometry, Honors Geometry, Algebra II, Honors Algebra II, Precalculus, Honors Precalculus, Probability & Statistics,

AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC

          Science: **Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, Physics, Chemistry Fundamentals, AP Biology

          Social Studies: United States History, Honors United States History

 Elective: Chosen from list of  College Prep Electives                  

 

**Students must receive a “C” or above in Biology and Algebra I or Algebra IB and concurrently enrolled in Geometry (or a higher level of Mathematics) to be enrolled in Chemistry.

 

Seniors

 

          Religion: Christian Lifestyles/Social Justice

          English: World Literature, Honors World Literature, AP English Literature

          Social Studies: Honors Economics/Government, Economics/Government

          Mathematics: Algebra II, Honors Algebra II, Probability & (Elective) Statistics, Precalculus, Honors Precalculus, AP Calculus AB,

    AP Calculus BC

          Science:  Physics, AP Biology, Human Anatomy(Elective)         

          Elective: Choose from list of College Electives

         

*Seniors are not required to take Mathematics or Science; however, all qualified students are encouraged to do so in order to exceed minimum subject requirements for college.

 

Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors are selected for participation in Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) level courses.  Selection is based upon grades, departmental prerequisites, and teacher/departmental approvals. These classes are awarded an extra point in grade point average (GPA) calculation. (To calculate your GPA, add all points— A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0— for all classes and divide by the number of classes.)
 
Students are encouraged to take enrichment classes during the summer either at CSHM or at a community college.  For example, a student who meets all requirements, may take Chemistry at East Los Angeles Community College during the summer after sophomore year and be enrolled in Physics as a junior and AP Biology as a senior.  Classes taken at a community college are considered HONORS level courses in GPA calculation; approved college level classes taken at a community college for credit are transferable to 4-year colleges.
 
 Any class taken during the summer must be pre-approved by  CSHM Guidance or the student will not receive credit for the class.