Upper School Courses

 

A-G and CDE Requirements

 

Making Waves Academy Course of Study

 

 

Content Areas

Required

 

Courses Offered for 2019-20

Required

Credits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A. History and Social Science

2 Years

 

World History

3 Years*

6.0

 

 

 

 

 

United States History**

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AP United States History

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States Government (0.5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AP U.S. Government and Politics (0.5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Economics (0.5)

 

 

 

 

B. English

4 Years

 

English I

4 Years

8.0

 

 

 

 

 

English II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

English III**

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AP English Language and Composition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CSU Expository Reading and Writing

 

 

 

 

C. Mathematics

3 Years

 

Algebra I

3 Years

6.0

 

 

 

 

 

Geometry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Algebra II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-Calculus (Online)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AP Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AP Calculus AB

 

 

 

 

D. Laboratory Science

2 Years

 

Earth and Space Science

2 Years***

4.0

 

 

 

 

 

Biology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modern Physics and Chemistry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Health Sciences (CTE)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anatomy and Physiology (CTE)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medical Terminology (CTE)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advanced Patient Care (CTE)

 

 

 

 

E. Language Other Than English

2 Years

 

Spanish I

2 Years

4.0

 

 

 

 

 

Spanish II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spanish III

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AP Spanish Language and Culture

 

 

 

 

F. Visual and Performing Arts

1 Year

 

Fundamentals of Art

1 Year

2.0

 

 

 

 

 

Ceramics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advanced Art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Drama

 

 

 

 

G. College Preparatory Elective

1 Year

 

AP Psychology

****

****

 

 

California Department of Education

2 Years

 

Health and Wellness I

2 Years*

4.0

 

 

 

 

 

Health and Wellness II

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

34.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courses listed in bold fulfill A-G and MWA graduation requirements. Courses listed in regular font are A-G recommended courses or electives.

 

 

All courses are year-long and eligible for 1.0 credit towards graduation. Courses indicated as 0.5 are semester-long courses.

 

 

Career Technical Education (CTE) courses in Health Science and Medical Technology are aligned to California state standards for CTE.

 

 

* California Department of Education requires three years of History and two years of Physical Education.

 

 

** U.S. History requirement may be fulfilled by AP U.S. History. English III requirement may be fulfilled by AP English Language and Composition.

 

 

*** Laboratory Science requirement includes one Life Science and one Physical Science course.

 

 

**** College Preparatory Elective for A-G requirements satisfied by third year of History.