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What Classes Should I Take?


Your 4-year high school plan at BGHS is aligned with what the University refers to as the "A-G" required coursework.  Colleges and universities will require a grade of "C" or better in all classes listed below.  If you earn a grade lower than a C, you should make arrangements to make up that class.  Please see your counselor for registration details.  To keep track of your progress towards college eligibility, create an account at CSU Mentor and update it each semester.  You may also find this A-G Requirements/Transcript Worksheet helpful.

a.  History and Social Science - 2 years required

(including 1 year of U.S. history or 1 semester of U.S. history and 1 semester of civics
or American government and 1 year of social science)

b.  English  - 4 years required

(4 years of college preparatory English composition and literature)


c.  Math - 3 years required, 4 years recommended  

(including Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, or higher mathematics)


d.  Laboratory Science - 2 years required  

(including 1 biological science and 1 physical science)


e.  Foreign Language - 2 years required

(2 years of the same language)


f.   Visual and Performing Arts - 1 year required 

(dance, drama or theater, music, or visual art)


g.  College Preparatory Elective - 1 year required

(one more year of any college preparatory subject)