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Three Sample Academic Programs

Each sample program on the next three pages meets requirements for high school graduation. The three programs differ to meet different students’ goals and plans.  Each can be modified to meet specific student interests.

Students who have not completed Washington State History in grades 7 or 8 must take and pass Washington State History.

Plan I:  Goal – Admission to many Selective Four-Year Institutions

This plan should be acceptable to almost any public four-year institution. These colleges often require SAT or ACT test scores.

Grade 91st Semester

  • Language Arts 9A
  • World History I
  • Algebra 1A
  • Geometry
  • Physics A
  • World Language
  • Health

Grade 9 – 2nd Semester

  • Language Arts 9B
  • World History II
  • Algebra 1B
  • Chemistry A
  • World Language
  • Personal Fitness

Grade 10 – 1st Semester

  • Language Arts 10A
  • Contemporary World Problems or Global Leadership or Elective
  • Geometry A
  • Algebra 2
  • Biology 1
  • World Language
  • Personal Fitness

Grade 10 – 2nd Semester

  • Language Arts 10B
  • Contemporary World Problems or Global Leadership or Elective
  • Geometry B
  • Biology 2
  • World Language
  • Occupational Ed/Fine Arts/PE

Grade 11 1st Semester

  • IB World Literature
  • IB History of the Americas
  • Algebra 2A
  • IB Mathematics
  • Chemistry B or IB Biology
  • World Lang/Elective
  • IB Visual Arts

Grade 11 – 2nd Semester

  • IB World Literature
  • IB History of the Americas
  • Algebra 2B
  • Physics B
  • World Languages/Elective
  • IB Visual Arts

Grade 12 – 1st Semester

  • IB World Literature
  • IB History 20th Century Topics
  • IB Mathematics
  • Elective or IB Biology Part 2
  • Elective/Fine Arts/IB Arts
  • Occupational Ed or IB Visual Arts

Grade 12 – 2nd Semester

  • IB World Literature
  • IB History of Americas/20th Century
  • IB Math
  • Fine Arts/Elective
  • Elective
  • Occupational Ed/Fine Arts/IB Arts


Additional Recommendations for Plan I:

  • Be sure to include electives in college core areas. These areas are science, math, language arts, and social studies.
  • Electives for this plan could include Academy of Finance or Academy of Hospitality and Tourism courses.
  • Some colleges require chemistry or physics.
  • Take one year of computer applications.
  • Start your college planning early. Identify colleges that might interest you and check their requirements. As a junior, plan to take PSAT and SAT I or ACT

Plan II:  Goal – Plan for Admission to Highly Selective Colleges and Universities

This plan, along with a high grade point average, should be acceptable to almost any college in the United States.  Some colleges are also interested in evidence of school and community activities. Some colleges also require high test scores on the SAT or ACT and may require SAT II achievement tests.  

Grade 9 – 1st Semester

  • Language Arts 9AH
  • World History IH
  • Geometry AH
  • Physics A
  • World Language 1 or 2
  • Health

Grade 9 – 2nd Semester

  • Language Arts 9BH
  • World History IIIH
  • Geometry BH
  • Chemistry A
  • World Language 1 or 2
  • Personal Fitness

Grade 10 – 1st Semester

  • Language Arts 10AH
  • Contemporary World Pro lems or Global Leadership or Elective
  • Algebra 2AH
  • Biology/Chemistry B
  • World Language 2 or 3
  • Personal Fitness

Grade 10 – 2nd Semester

  • Language Arts 10B
  • Contemporary World Problems or Global Leadership or Elective
  • Algebra 2BH
  • Physics B
  • World Language 2 or 3
  • Personal Fitness

Grade 11 – 1st Semester

  • IB World Literature
  • IB History of the Americas
  • IB Math
  • IB Biology/Chemistry B
  • IB Spanish/Japanese/Chinese
  • IB Art/IB Economics/IB Music

Grade 11 – 2nd Semester

  • IB World Literature
  • IB History of the Americas
  • IB Math
  • IB Biology
  • IB Spanish/Japanese/Chinese
  • TOK/IB Art/IB Economics/Music

Grade 12 – 1st Semester

  • IB World Literature
  • IB History of the Americas
  • IB Math
  • IB Biology
  • IB Spanish/Japanese
  • TOK/Photography/IB Art/IB Music

Grade 12 – 2nd Semester

  • IB World Literature
  • IB History 20th Century Topics
  • IB Math
  • IB Biology
  • IB Spanish/Japanese
  • Occupational Ed/IB Art

Additional Recommendations for Plan II:

  • Start college planning early. Identify schools that might interest you and check their requirements.
  • As a junior, plan to take the PSAT and the SAT I or ACT and, if needed, plan which of the SAT II tests you will take and when you will take them.
  • IB students who complete the requirements for a full IB diploma can waive state requirements for all but American Government, Washington State History, and the HSPE / EOC exams.  

Plan III:  Goal – High School Graduation and Admission to Community or Technical College

This plan is acceptable for community college and technical college admission.

Grade 9 – Semester 1

  • Language Arts
  • World History I
  • Math
  • Physics A
  • Health
  • World Language

Grade 9 – Semester 2

  • World History II
  • Math
  • Chemistry A
  • Personal Fitness
  • World Language

Grade 10 – Semester 1

  • Language Arts 10a
  • Contemporary World Problems or Global Leadership or Elective
  • Math
  • Biology
  • World Language
  • Occupational Ed/Fine Arts

Grade 10 – Semester 2

  • Language Arts 10B
  • Contemporary World Problems or Global Leadership or Elective
  • Math
  • Biology
  • Occupational Ed/Fine Arts
  • World Language

Grade 11 – Semester 1

  • Language Arts 11A
  • US History 11A
  • Math/Elective
  • Science Elective/Elective/ACE/PE
  • Elective/AOF/AOHT/PE
  • Occupational Ed/Fine Arts

Grade 11 – Semester 2

  • Language Arts 11B
  • US History 11B
  • Math/Elective
  • Science Elective/Elective/ACE/PE
  • Elective/AOF/AOHT/PE
  • Occupational Ed/Fine Arts

Grade 12 – 1st Semester

  • Language Arts/Elective
  • American Government/Elective
  • Elective/Financial Planning
  • Elective/Ethnic Foods/ACE
  • Elective
  • Occupational Ed/Fine Arts

Grade 12 – 2nd Semester

  • Language Arts/Electives
  • Elective/American Government
  • Elective/International Finance
  • Elective/ACE
  • Elective
  • Fine Arts/Occupational Ed

Additional Recommendations for Plan III:

  • Continue to carry a strong academic program throughout the senior year.
  • Take four years of language arts.
  • Consider taking one or more IB courses to gain experience with college-level skills.
  • Take as much math, science, art, and / or world language as possible, depending on interest and plans.
  • Take one year of computing courses (Computer Applications, Web Design, Intro to Computer Science/programming)
  • Electives for this plan could include Academy of Finance or Academy of Hospitality and Tourism courses, ACE, or other occupational education courses.
  • Start college planning early. Identify schools that might interest you and check their requirements.
  • As a junior, plan to take the PSAT and the SAT I or ACT and, if needed, plan which of the SAT II tests you will take and when you will take them.