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High School Core Curriculum

We require the following high school core curriculum for admission.


4 units with emphasis on writing skills, not to include courses in oral communications, journalism, drama or debate.

Natural Science

3 units with laboratories chosen from physical science, biology, chemistry or physics. Only one unit may come from a life science.


4 units including Algebra I and II, Geometry and an advanced math course. It is strongly recommended that students take a math course during their senior year.


3 units including one of American History (does not include contemporary American history), one of World History (not to include World Cultures, World Geography or Global Studies) and at least ½ unit of Civics or American Government. *not to include courses in practical arts).