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  • A-G College Requirements

    • Going to college is as easy as A-G. The following subjects are required for any University of California and California State school.

      The subject requirements 


    • History/social science (“a”) – Two years, including one year of world history, cultures and historical geography and one year of U.S. history, or one-half year of U.S. history and one-half year of  American government or civics.
    • English (“b”) – Four years of college preparatory English that integrates reading of classic and modern literature, frequent and regular writing, and practice listening and speaking.
    • Mathematics (“c”) – Three years of college-preparatory mathematics that include or integrate the topics covered in elementary and advanced algebra and two- and three-dimensional geometry.
    • Laboratory science (“d”) – Two years of laboratory science providing fundamental knowledge in at least two of the three disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
    • Language other than English (“e”) – Two years of the same language other than English or equivalent to the second level of high school instruction.
    • Visual and performing arts (“f”) – One year chosen from dance, music, theater or the visual arts.
    • College-preparatory elective (“g”) – One year chosen from the “a-f” courses beyond those used to satisfy the requirements above, or courses that have been approved solely in the elective area.


  • 7 Reasons to Go to College


    Middle School is a great time to start thinking about your future. If you have thought about college in the past or are just considering it, now this is an excellent time to make the decision to go to college. Here are 7 Reasons why you should go to college!


    1. A college education secures your future. The number of employment opportunities is greater and statistics reveal that most leaders are college grads.

    2. If you have a college education, you will make more money which in turn will enable you to have a better lifestyle.

    3. A college education shapes your communication skills— in both written and spoken forms, expands your knowledge base, makes you methodical and organized, and exposes you to a whole new world of learning.

    4. People with a college education are able to guide their family positively.

    5. College can help you qualify in fields you are interested in.

    6. Education opens the doors to many things like multiple jobs, career choices, the chance to further education at any point in life, and the option of teaching others what you have learned.

    7. College provides the opportunity to work closely with people who are different from you.

    These are just a few reasons to go to college and further your education. A college education is one step closer to realizing your unlimited potential.