Upper School Courses

A-G and CDE RequirementsMaking Waves Academy Course of Study
Content AreasRequiredCourses Offered for 2017-18RequiredCredits
A. History and Social Science2 YearsWorld History3 Years*6.0
United States History
AP United States History
Government
AP Government and Politics
Economics
B. English4 YearsEnglish I4 Years8.0
English II
English III
English III Honors
Expository Reading and Writing
C. Mathematics3 YearsAlgebra3 Years6.0
Geometry
Algebra II
Pre-Calculus
Statistics
AP Statistics
AP Calculus AB
D. Laboratory Science2 YearsBiology2 Years**4.0
Modern Physics and Chemistry
E. Language Other Than English2 YearsSpanish I2 Years4.0
Spanish I Advanced
Spanish II
Spanish III
F. Visual and Performing Arts1 YearFundamentals of Art1 Year2.0
G. College Preparatory Elective1 YearAnatomy and Physiology******
AP Psychology
Ceramics
Earth and Space Science
Introduction to Health Sciences
Writing and Technology
California Department of Education2 YearsHealth and Wellness I2 Years*4.0
Total34.0


* California Department of Education requires three years of History and two years of Physical Education.
** Laboratory Science requirement includes one Life Science and one Physical Science course.
*** College Preparatory Elective requirement satisfied by third year of History