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Program of Study

Grade Emphasis: During 11th Grade, assess for college readiness; provide academic/career advising and apply appropriate enrichments.

Please note: Four-year universities require a minimum of two years of a foreign language; Advanced Placement (AP) classes, and Gifted Independent Studies are options at AHS, as are Gifted Mentoring Internships at CEC.

Suggested Program of Study — Core Classes
Subject 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade
English English 9

English 10

Creative Writing 1 or English 11 Creative Writing 2 or English 12
Mathematics Algebra 1  Geometry Algebra 2 or Algebraic Models 4th Year Math (Student Choice)
Science Biology Biology or Environmental Science 3rd Year Science (Student Choice) Electives Set (See below)
Social Studies


World History US History Economics or Government
Required & Recommended Courses Physical Education Language 1 Language 2 Electives Set (See below)
Pathway Courses / Certification Elective Set: See below Elective Set: See Below Elective Set: See Below Electives Set (See below)

Elective Set

Visual Arts

  • Art 1
  • Computer Graphics
  • Photography
  • Jewelry
  • Ceramics
  • Art History
  • AP Studio Arts

Performing Arts

  • Drama
  • Concert and/or Marching Band
  • Orchestra
  • Mariachi
  • Ballet Folklorico (Mexican Folk Dance)
  • Stagecraft
  • Guitar
  • Choir
  • Music theory

Writing Arts

  • Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Creative Writing 1 (If general English 11 is used as the required course)
  • Creative Writing 2 (If general English 12 is used as the regular course)

Career Enrichment Center

  • Digital Media: 2D & 3D Animation
  • Digital Media: Audio
  • Digital Media: Film
  • Intro to Computer Science
  • Web Scripting
  • AP Physics
  • Chinese
  • Japanese

Audio, Video, Technology & Film Focus

  • Art I
  • Computer Graphics
  • Photography
  • AP Studio Art