College Prep Curriculum
College-Prep Focus: UCA High School courses align with and are approved by the University of California and the California State systems.
|Subject||UCA Graduation Requirements||University of California Admission Requirements*||California State College & University|
|English||4 years||4 years college prep including frequent writing and reading of classic and modern literature||Same as University of California|
|Math||3 years||3 years to include Algebra, Geometry, Intermediate Algebra or higher levels (4 years recommended)||Same as University of California|
|Science||2 years||2 years lab science in 2 of 3 disciplines of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (3 years recommended)||1 year physical science (Chemistry or Physics)|
1 year biological science (Biology or Anatomy & Physiology)
|Social Science||World History-1 year|
U.S. History-1 year
|2 years – To include 1 year of World History and 1 year of U.S. History or 1 year of World History and 1 semester of U.S. History and 1 semester of American Government||2 years – U.S. History and Social Science|
|Foreign Language||2 years of same foreign language||2 years of same foreign language (3 years recommended)||Same as University of California; however, students with competency in a language other than English may qualify for an exemption|
|Visual Arts & Performing Arts||1 year of art or choir||1 year (of the same course), including dance, drama, music or visual art||Same as University of California|
|Specified Electives||College preparatory electives-60 credits taken from the following: Bible (required for each semester of attendance at UCA), History, English, Advanced Math, Lab Science, Foreign Language, Social Science, Computer, approved Fine Arts or Performing Arts||2 semesters of any college preparatory classes in social science, English, mathematics, visual and performing arts, lab science, or foreign language||Same as University of California|
|Physical Education/Athletics||2 years||None||None|
Seven Advanced Placement (AP) classes are available at UCA: Biology, Calculus AB, English Literature, American Government, Psychology, Studio Art 2D, and US History.
*University of California and California State requires a “C” or better in all required subjects.
**University of California requires that at least 7 of the 15 required courses must be taken in the last 2 years of high school.