Graduation Requirements

The following are the graduation requirements and the course designations for both the University Transfer Degree and Advanced Science Degree programs. All courses must be passed with a D grade or higher and with an accumulated GPA of 2.0 or higher. Additionally, 15 hours of community service are required for each year of attendance.

University Transfer Program (26 credits)

English (4): Minimum of 3 credits of literature courses and a Maximum of 1 Writing credit.

Foreign Language (2): At least two full years of the same foreign language. Some universities require three years. This requirement will be waived for a 4-5 score on an AP foreign language exam.

Mathematics (3): A student must pass Algebra II as the minimum level of math competency.

Science (3): A minimum of 2 credits must be taken in two separate scientific fields.

Social Studies (3): Both World History and U.S. History are required courses. The third credit may be any of the approved social studies courses (for U.S. transfer students).

Humanities (2): At least 1 credit must be completed in the Fine or Performing Arts.

Physical Education (1): One year of High School PE are needed to complete 1 credit.

Electives (7): These 7 credits may be chosen from the approved course list, but a course cannot be utilized to fulfill a both a category and elective requirement.

All of the above category stipulations apply to the Advanced Science Degree along with the added requirements stated below.

Advanced Science Degree (26 credits)

Mathematics (3): Students must pass AP Calculus as a part of this program.

Science (4): At least 1 credit at the Advanced Placement level.

HAS Course List: All courses 1 credit unless indicated. (Prerequisites in Italics)

English:

Literature

  • Introduction to Literature

  • World Literature I

  • World Literature II

  • American Literature

  • British Literature

  • AP English Literature & Comp

 

Writing

  • Beginning Writing

  • Introduction to Writing

  • Creative Writing

  • Advanced Writing

  • Writing I

  • Writing II

  • College Essay Writing

  • Literary Journal

  • Journalism

Foreign Language:

  • Chinese

  • Spanish

  • French

Mathematics:

  • Algebra I

  • Geometry

  • Algebra II

  • Pre-Calculus

  • Statistics

  • AP Calculus

  • AP Statistics

Science:

  • Integrated Science

  • Environmental

  • Biology

  • Chemistry (completed or enrolled in Algebra II)

  • Physics (Algebra II)

  • AP Biology (Biology & Chemistry)

  • AP Chemistry (Chemistry)

  • AP Physics B (Physics & Pre-Calculus)

  • AP Physics C (AP Calculus)

Social Studies:

  • World Geography

  • Modern World History

  • U.S. History

  • Psychology

  • Sociology

  • High School Economics

  • Introduction to Business

  • AP U.S. Government & Politics (U.S. History)

  • AP Comparative Government & Politics

  • AP World History

  • AP Psychology

  • AP Microeconomics (completed Algebra II)

  • AP Macroeconomics (completed Algebra II)

Humanities/Arts:

Fine & Performing Arts

  • Painting

  • Drawing

  • Studio Art

  • Communication Design

  • AP Studio Art

 

Humanities (Extra courses not used for category requirements)

  • Foreign Language courses

  • Literature courses

  • History of Film

  • AP Art History

  • High School Novel courses (0.5 credit)

    • Dystopias

    • Detective/Mysteries

    • The Classics

    • Classic Children’s Adventures

 

Professional Studies

  • High School Computer Science

  • AP Computer Science (High School Computer Science)

  • Intro. to Business

  • High School Economics

  • AP Microeconomics (completed Algebra II)

  • AP Macroeconomics (completed Algebra II)

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