When developing your four-year plan, be sure to check the semesters in which courses are offered. Some classes have prerequisites you must consider. It is important to realize that occasionally new courses are added to those available and/or some courses are dropped. Your counselor is able to provide you with up-to-date information.

Remember that one of the most important factors in determining college admission eligibility is the pattern of college prep course work in high school. A strong pattern of course work is especially important for students planning entry into competitive majors and/or to the more competitive colleges.

HELPFUL HINTS:

  • Review graduation requirements
  • Include all courses required for graduation and their prerequisites for your future education and career goals.
  • Check the counseling center for detailed admission requirements for specific colleges or universities and for high school prerequisites to your major field.
  • Look at the examples of education plans and then develop your own.
  • Note: Classes labeled (CSU/UC) meet a-f requirements
  • ALL CLASSES ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY AND ENROLLMENT

Separate course description brochures are available for ESL tracks.

Grade Minimum Required Competitive Very Competitive
9th 
  1. Bible 9
  2. English 9
  3. Speech
  4. Pre-Algebra/Algebra I
  5. P.E.
  6. Elective
  7. Elective
  1. Bible 9
  2. English 9
  3. Speech
  4. Algebra 1/Geometry
  5. P.E.
  6. Foreign Language
  7. Elective
  1. Bible 9
  2. English 9
  3. Speech
  4. Algebra 1/Geometry
  5. P.E.
  6. Foreign Language
  7. Lab Science
10th
  1. Bible 10
  2. English 10
  3. World History
  4. Algebra I/Geometry
  5. P.E./Health
  6. Science
  7. Elective
  1. Bible 10
  2. English 10
  3. World History
  4. Geometry/Algebra 2
  5. P.E./Health
  6. Lab Science
  7. Foreign Language 2
  1. Bible 10
  2. Honors English 10
  3. World History
  4. Geom/Alg 2 or higher
  5. P.E./Health
  6. Lab Science
  7. Foreign Language 2
11th
  1. Bible 11
  2. English 11
  3. U.S. History
  4. Geometry/Algebra 2
  5. Science
  6. Elective
  7. Elective
  1. Bible 11
  2. English 11
  3. U.S. History
  4. Alg 2/Math Analysis
  5. Lab Science
  6. Foreign Lang 3
  7. Elective (UC)
  1. Bible 11
  2. Honors English 11
  3. AP U.S. History
  4. Alg 2/Math Analysis or higher
  5. Lab Science
  6. Foreign Lang 3
  7. Elective (UC)
12th
  1. Bible 12
  2. English 12
  3. Govt/Econ
  4. Elective
  5. Elective
  6. Elective
  7. Elective
  1. Bible 12
  2. English 12
  3. Govt/Econ
  4. Math Analysis/AP Calculus
  5. Elective (UC)
  6. Elective (UC)
  7. Elective (UC)
  1. Bible 12
  2. AP English 12
  3. AP Govt/H Econ
  4. Math Analysis/AP Calc
  5. Foreign Language 4
  6. Elective (UC)
  7. Elective (UC)

WCHS GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Bible 40 Units
English 40 Units
Mathematics 30 Units
Science 20 Units
Social Studies 30 Units
Visual and Performing Arts 10 Units
Physical Education 20 Units
Electives 40 Units
Speech 10 Units
Modern Language 20 Units
Total: 260 Units

Graduating with Highest Honors: GPA 3.8 and above
Graduating with High Honors: GPA 3.5 and above
Graduating with Honors: GPA 3.0 and above
California Scholarship Federation (CSF): Four semesters of membership, one of which must be during the senior year
Academic Achievement: Based on all courses, grades 9-12. At graduation, the student with the highest GPA will be named valedictorian. The student who has achieved the second highest overall GPA will be recognized as salutatorian.
NOTE: Seven semesters are used rather than eight in determining valedictorian and salutatorian as well as any other honors designation.

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA REQUIREMENTS

  1. History/Social Science – 2 years required
    Including one year of U.S. history or one-half year of U.S. history and one-half year of civics or American government; and one year of world history, cultures, and speech.
  2. English – 4 years required
  3. Mathematics – 3 years required, 4 years recommended
  4. Laboratory Science – 2 years required, 3 years recommended
  5. Language other than English – 2 years required, 3 years recommended
  6. Visual & Performing Arts – 1 year required
    Includes drama/theater, music and/or visual art.
  7. College preparatory electives – 1 year required : One additional year in any of the above A-F areas or other approved elective.

For further information: www.universitycalifornia.edu/admissions/scholarshipreq

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS

  1. U.S. History/Government  – 2 years required
    Including one year of U.S. history or one-half year of U.S. history and one-half year of civics or American government; and one year of world history, cultures, and speech.
  2. English – 4 years required
  3. Mathematics – 3 years required (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2)
  4. Lab Science – 2 years required (1 Biological Science, 1 Physical Science)
  5. Foreign Language – 2 years required
  6. Visual & Performing Arts – 1 year required
  7. College preparatory electives – 3 years required

For further information: CSU