Planning Overview

  • In working out a program, the student should plan ahead for the four years in high school. Long-range goals, such as getting a job, attending a community college, or going to a four-year college, should be established. Programs should be based on these goals. In addition to the District graduation requirements, the student should check for any additional requirements necessary to meet post-high school goals.


    1. If the goal is a four-year college program, the recommended requirements for the California State University/University of California system should be pursued. (See College Entrance Requirements ) These requirements are minimum entrance requirements. In many cases, the student will need to exceed these requirements in order to be admitted.


    2. If the student's intention is to go to work or enter vocational training at a community college or private school after graduation from high school, the student should select courses appropriate to career/vocational goals.


    3. If the student is planning to attend a community college for vocational or technical training, the student would benefit from including as many of the courses recommended in the category for the four-year college program as the student's schedule permits.


    4. Summer school should be part of the student's planning throughout the high school years. When considering a program for the next year, the student should look at the possibility of taking a summer school course. The student will find that taking a summer school class allows greater flexibility in the regular school schedule and increases the opportunity to take additional courses.