A-G Requirements

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Meet your A-G Requirements to be one step closer to your future!

What are A-G Requirements

The path to your future begins by fulfilling the A-G requirements. To meet minimum admission requirements for UC and CSU schools, you must complete 15 yearlong high school courses, these being the A-G requirements, with a grade of “C” or better. At least 11 of these courses must be completed prior to your last year of high school.

The Central Union High School District wants to work alongside you to make sure you are college-ready and meet the requirements for UC and CSU schools. Get a head start and make sure you have completed all of the correct and approved courses. Speak with your counselor to learn more about your completion status!
  • History 

    / Social Sciences 

    2 Years Required

    One year of world history, cultures or historical geography and one year of U.S History or one-half year of U.S History and one-half year of Civics or American Government.
  • History Classes

    • World History
    • United States History
    • Government
    • Economics
    • Mexican American History
    • AP World History: Modern
    • AP United States History
    • AP United States Government and Politics
    • AP Macroeconomics
    • AP Microeconomics
    • IB History of the Americas HL
    • Ethnic Studies
  • English 

    4 Years Required

    Four years of college-preparatory English that include frequent writing, from brainstorming to final paper, as well as reading of classic and modern literature. No more than one year of ESL-type courses can be used to meet this requirement.
  • English Classes

    •English 9
    • Honors English 9
    • English 10
    • Honors English 10
    • English 11
    • Expository Reading & Writing
    • AP English Literature & Composition
    • AP English Language & Composition
    • Journalism
    • Speech and Debate
  • Mathematics 

    3 Years Required

    (4 Years Recommended)

    Three years of college-preparatory mathematics that include the topics covered in elementary and advanced algebra and two and three-dimensional geometry.
  • Math Classes

    •Algebra I
    • CP Geometry
    • Accelerated Geometry
    • Algebra II
    • Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry
    • Financial Geometry
    • AP Statistics
    • AP Calculus AB
    • IB Mathematics Applications
    and Interpretations HL
  • Laboratory 


    2 Years Required

    (3 Years Recommended)

    Two years of college-preparatory science, including or integrating topics that provide fundamental knowledge in two of these three subjects: biology, chemistry, or physics.
  • Science Classes

    • AP Biology
    • IB Biology HL
    • Chemistry
    • Honors Chemistry
    • AP Chemistry
    • Physics
    • AP Physics 1
    • AP Physics 2
    • IB Physics SL
    • Kinesiology: Anatomy and Physiology
    • Forensic Science
  • Science Classes

    • Project Lead the Way: Principles of Biomedical Science
    • Project Lead the Way: Human Body Systems
    • Project Lead the Way: Medical Interventions
    • AP Environmental Science
  • Language Other 

    Than English 

    2 Years Required

    (3 Years Recommended)

    Two years, or equivalent to the 2nd level of high school instruction, of the same language other than English are required.
  • World Languages Classes

    • Spanish 1
    • Spanish 2
    • Spanish 3
    • Spanish 4
    • AP Spanish Literature
    • AP Spanish Language
    • IB Spanish SL/HL
    • French 1
    • French 2
    • French 3
  • Visual and 

    Performing Arts 

    1 Years Required

    One year long course of visual and performing arts chosen from the following disciplines: dance, music, theater, visual or interdisciplinary arts — or two one-semester courses from the same discipline is also acceptable.
  • Visual and Performing Arts

    • Art 1A & 1B
    • Advanced Art
    • Ceramics 1A & 1B
    • Advanced Ceramics
    • AP Studio Art: 3-D Design
    • IB Art SL
    • Chorus
    • Chorus - Advanced
    • Marching Band *As part of Concert Band
    • Concert Band
    • Jazz Ensemble
  • Visual and Performing Arts

    • Wind Ensemble
    • Orchestra
    • Beginning Guitar
    • Advanced Guitar 1 & 2
    • Music Appreciation
    • Electronic Music/Music Technology
    • Audio Production
    • History of Rock
    • Music of Mexico/Mariachi
    • SAVAPA Music
    • SAVAPA Technical Theater
  • College 

    Prep Electives 

    1 Years Required

    One year (two semesters) chosen from courses specific to the elective (G) subject area or courses beyond those used to satisfy the requirements of the A-F subjects.
  • Career Technical Education Classes

    • Ag Plant and Soil Science
    • Ag Leadership
    • Agricultural Economics
    • Agricultural Government
    • Animal Science
    • Advanced Interdisciplinary Science for Sustainable Agriculture
    • Advanced Barber & Beauty
    • Culinary Arts II
    • Advanced Culinary Arts
  • Career Technical Education Classes

    • Graphic Design
    • Financial Services and Banking
    • Computerized Accounting
    • Legal Services 10
    • Legal Services 11
    • Legal Services 12
    • First Responders
    • Exploring Computer Science
    • AP Computer Science Principles
    • AP Computer Science A
    • Project Lead the Way: Introduction to Engineering Design
    • Project Lead the Way: Civil Engineering & Architecture
    • PLTW Computer Integrated Manufacturing
    • Intro to Health Science
    • Medical Terminology
    • Sports Medicine
    • Dental Assistant
    • Community Health Worker
    • Intro to Ag Mechanics

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