Academic

Instructional Areas

Don Bosco Tech offers a college-preparatory academic curriculum along with a program of technological studies. Graduation requirements include 40 units in one of five technology majors.

Instructional Areas

  1. English
  2. Fine Arts
  3. Language Other than English
  4. Mathematics
  5. Health / Physical Education
  6. Science
  7. Social Sciences
  8. Theology

Technology Departments

All first year students take the following classes:
(All classes are one year in length unless otherwise noted)

  • Mathematics: Algebra I or Geometry or Algebra II (determined by placement testing and previous courses)
  • English: English I – Composition and Literature (Honors section available)
  • Theology: Revelation of Jesus Christ in Scripture and Who is Jesus Christ? (one semester each)
  • Health & Physical Education: Healthy Living
  • Science: Biology (Honors section available)
  • Social Studies: World History (Honors section available)
  • Other: Beginning Band (in lieu of PE portion of Healthy Living)
  • Technology Courses: Tech Rotation classes and introductory courses in tech major

 

All second year students take the following classes:
(All classes are one year in length unless otherwise noted)

  • Mathematics: Geometry or Algebra II or Pre-calculus
  • English: English II – Composition and Literature (Honors available)
  • Theology: Mission of Jesus Christ and Christ’s Mission Continues in the Church (one semester each)
  • Science: Physical Science for Engineering; Honors Chemistry available
  • Language Other than English: Spanish I or Bilingual Spanish I or Japanese I
  • Fine Arts: Art Appreciation or Introduction to Music or Symphonic Band
  • Technology: Depending on each Technology Department

 

All third year students take the following classes:

  • Mathematics: Algebra II or Advanced Algebra with Trigonometry or Pre-calculus or AP Calculus AB
  • English: English III – Composition and American Literature (UC Honors section available)
  • Theology: Christ’s Mission Continues in the Church and Sacraments as Privileged Encounters (one semester each)
  • Science: General Chemistry or AP Chemistry
  • Social Studies: U.S. History or AP U.S. History
  • Language Other than English: Spanish II or Bilingual Spanish II or AP Spanish Language or Japanese II
  • Technology: Depending on each Technology Major

 


All fourth year high school students take the following classes:

  • Mathematics: Advanced Algebra with Trigonometry or Pre-calculus or AP Calculus AB or AP Calculus BC
  • English: English IV – Composition & British Literature or AP English Literature
  • Theology: Sacraments as Privileged Encounters and Responding to the Call of Christ (one semester of each)
  • Science: Principles of Physics, AP Physics C, or Anatomy & Physiology
  • Social Science: U.S. Government or AP American Government AND Economics or AP Macroeconomics
  • Electives: 10 credits (one year) to be chosen from AP Spanish Literature, Latin American Literature, Spanish III, AP European History, AP Human Geography, AP Comparative Government, or Creative Writing
  • Technology: Depending on each Technology Major

 

*AP = Advanced Placement