Academic

Graduation Requirements

DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS (310 Credits)

  1. Theology- 40 credits (8 semesters) or credits equal to the number of semesters in attendance at Bosco Tech or other Catholic high school.
  2. English– 40 credits (8 semesters) to include English 1, 2; English 3, 4; English 5, 6; & English 7, 8 or the equivalent honors or AP-level course available at the student’s grade level.
  3. Mathematics– 40 credits (8 semesters) to include Algebra 1, 2; Geometry 1, 2 and Algebra 3, 4 plus one additional year-long course in mathematics or the equivalent honors or AP-level course available at the student’s grade level.
  4. Science– 40 credits (8 semesters); to include courses in both the physical and bio-logical sciences including the equivalent honors or AP-level course available at the student’s grade level.
  5. Social Science– 30 credits (6 semesters) to include World History 1, 2; U.S. History; U.S. Government; and Economics or the equivalent honors or AP-level course available.
  6. Foreign Language– 20 credits (4 semesters) of the same foreign language or the equivalent honors or AP-level course available at the student’s grade level.
  7. Fine Arts– 10 credits (the equivalent of single year-long course) to include Art Appreciation or Music in World Cultures or Symphonic Band or Concert Band or Jazz Ensemble.
  8. Health & PE– 10 credits; to include Healthy Living (Note: Beginning Band with Health Education may be used to meet this requirement.)
  9. Electives– 10 credits (2 semesters) of “senior electives.”
  10. Technology – 70 units from freshman to senior year; all courses in the Technology’s program of studies must be taken and passed. Technology course substitutions must be approved by the technology department chairman and by the instructional area Dean of Technology.
  11. Christian Service/Retreat– All students are required to complete a minimum of 25 hours of approved service projects during each year of enrollment and attend a retreat during each year of enrollment.
  12. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 with no D’s or Fs asfinal grades in any class.

ADDITIONAL NOTES FOR DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL CLASSES

  1. All students are required to pass all classes attempted (except as noted below).
  2. Senior elective classes that are not passed may be made up by taking approved courses in the same discipline. For example, a failure in “Human Geography” could be made up by taking an approved course in any social science discipline and a failure in “Creative Writing” could be made up by taking an approved course in English.
  3. Freshman technology rotation courses and freshman Student Success courses are not included in the diploma requirements listed above. Students are encouraged, but not required, to remediate these classes since they are included in the student’s GPA.

NOTE: Parents and students should understand that meeting the above minimum requirements for a four-year high school diploma will not necessarily qualify a student for admission into a four-year college. Additional courses, as well as a minimum GPA and standardized test scores (SAT/ACT), are required. Students should consult the section of this handbook which discusses college admission as well as contact their Counselor for additional information.

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FRESHMEN

All first year students take the following courses:

Mathematics: Algebra I or Geometry or Algebra II (determined by placement testing and previous courses)
English: English I – Composition and Literature (Honors Available)
Theology: Revelation of Jesus Christ in Scripture (one semester), Who is Jesus Christ? (one semester)
Social Studies: World History (Honors Available)
Health & Physical Education: Healthy Living
Other: Beginning Band (in lieu of PE portion of Healthy Living)
Freshman Studies Courses: Student Success, Computer Applications, Colleges & Careers, Fundamentals of Visual Communications
Biology
Technology Courses: Tech Rotation (one semester) and introductory courses in tech major (one semester)

SOPHOMORES

All second year students take the following classes:

Mathematics: Geometry or Advanced II or Pre-calculus
English: English II – Composition and Literature (Honors Available)
Chemistry (Honors available)
Theology: Mission of Jesus Christ (one semester) and Christ’s Mission Continues in the Church(one semester)
Foreign Language: Spanish I or Bilingual Spanish I or Japanese I
Fine Arts: Art Appreciation or Introduction to Music or Symphonic Band
Technology: Courses in Technology Major

JUNIORS

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 (Honors Available)
Theology: Life in Jesus Christ (one semester) and Sacraments as Privileged Encounters (one semester)
Science: General Chemistry, AP Chemistry, or Principles of Physics
Social Studies: U.S. History or AP U.S. History
Foreign Language: Spanish II or Bilingual Spanish II or AP Spanish Language or Japanese II
Technology: Courses in Technology Major

SENIORS

All seniors students take the following classes:

Mathematics: Advanced Algebra with Trigonometry or Pre-calculus or AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics
English: English IV- Composition & British Literature or AP English Literature
Theology: Living as a Disciple of Jesus Christ (one semester) and Responding to the Call of Christ (one semester)
Science: Principles of Physics or AP Physics C: Mechanics, or Anatomy and Physiology
Social Science: U.S. Government or AP American Government AND Economics or AP Macroeconomics
Senior Electives (one year): AP European History or AP Comparative Government or AP Spanish Literature or Latin American Literature, Spanish III or AP Human Geography, AP Comparative Government, AP Physics: E&M, or Creative Writing
Technology: Courses in Technology Major

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