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College Preparatory Course Prerequisite 2002

College Preparatory Course Prerequisite 2002

COLLEGE PREPARATORY COURSE
PREREQUISITE REQUIREMENTS

EFFECTIVE DATE: ACADEMIC YEAR 2001-2002

FOUR UNITS OF ENGLISH : At least two units must have strong grammar and composition components, at least one must be in English literature , and at least one must be in American literature . Completion of College PreparatoryEnglish I, II, III, and IV will meet this criterion.

THREE UNITS OF MATHEMATICS: These include Algebra I(for which Applied Mathematics I and II may count together as a substitute if astudent successfully completes Algebra II), Algebra II, and Geometry.A fourth higher-level mathematics course is strongly recommended. The fourth courseshould be selected from among algebra III/trigonometry, precalculus, calculus,statistics, or discrete mathematics.

THREE UNITS OF LABORATORY SCIENCE: Two units must be taken in two different fields and selected from among biology, chemistry , or physics . The third unit may be from the same field as one of the first two units ( biology,chemistry , or physics ) or from any laboratory science for which biology and/or chemistry is a prerequisite . Courses in earth science, general physical science, or introductory or general environmental science for which biology and/or chemistry is not a prerequisite will not meet this requirement.

TWO UNITS OF THE SAME FOREIGN LANGUAGE

THREE UNITS OF SOCIAL SCIENCE: One unit of U.S. Historyis required; a half unit of Economics and a half unit in Government arestrongly recommended.

FOUR UNITS OF ELECTIVES: Four college preparatory units must be taken from at least three different fields selected from among ComputerScience, English, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Laboratory Science ( excluding earth science, general physical science, general environmental science or other introductory science courses for which biology and/or chemistry is not a prerequisite), Mathematics above the level of Algebra II , and Social Sciences . It is suggested that one unit be in Computer Science which includes programming (i.e., not just keyboarding) and one unit in Fine Arts (appreciation of, history, or performance).

ONE UNIT OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION OR ROTC

NOTE: Each institution may make exceptions in admitting 1)students who do not meet all of the prerequisites, limited to those individual cases inwhich the failure to meet one or more prerequisites is due to circumstances beyond thereasonable control of the student or 2) students who have taken the Tech Prep (AppliedAcademics) courses rather than the required college preparatory curriculum described aboveand who meet all other institutional admissions criteria.

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