English (Composition and American or English Literature) 4 years required for graduation as well as for college admission.
Mathematics (Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, Advanced Math, Consumer Math, Business Math) 2 years required for graduation; 4 years required for college.
(Attention: Saxon users - With the release of the Saxon Geometry, you now have two different ways to complete your high school math. For the non-college bound student or the student who doesn’t wish to pursue a math or science degree, use Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, and Advanced Math if you want or need a fourth year of math. If your student is college-bound in the area of math or science or they just really love math, use Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Advanced Math, and Calculus, and your geometry will be covered by the content found in these texts.)
Social Sciences (U.S. History, World History, American Government, Economics) 3 years are required; full year courses of U.S. and World History, and one year combination of Government and Economics.
Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Botany or other) Biology and Chemistry usually required, and should include lab work; 3 years laboratory science required for college.
Foreign Language Colleges require 2 years of the same language; ASL sign language may be acceptable.
Physical Education 2-4 years recommended.
Fine Arts (Art, Music, Drama) Varying requirements, but plan on at least one year of fine arts.
Driver's Education Recommended for all students.
Electives (Typing, Computer, Home Economics, Wood & Metal Shop, Agriculture) A computer class is highly recommended. Typing (keyboarding) skills are almost a necessity.
Miscellaneous Critical thinking skills, character development, and interpersonal skills are also important.