OVS High School Course Overview

 

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Social Science

OVS -  Social Science:  three years (World-U.S.-Gov. & Econ.) required.

UC - History/social science (“a”): two years, including one year of world history, cultures and historical geography and one year of U.S. history, or one-half year of U.S. history and one-half year of American government or civics.

CSU - History and Social Science: three years (including 1 year of U.S. history or 1 semester of U.S. history and 1 semester of civics or American government AND one year of social science)

Subject Class
Independent
Study
Online Credits
Meets OVS
Requirement
 a-g Area Pre-requisites
World Cultures  
Text and/or
other resources
  10-full year  Elective a None
World History  
Text and/or
other resources
  10-full year World History a
Grade 10 or
teacher approval
U.S. History  
Text and/or
other resources
Odysseyware
10-full year  U.S. History a
Grade 11 or
teacher approval
Government  
Text and/or
other resources
Odysseyware  5-half year Government g
Grade 12 or
teacher approval
Economics  
Text and/or
other resources
Odysseyware   5-half year Economics g
Grade 12 or
teacher approval

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

English

OVS -  English: three years required

UC & CSU -  English (“b”): four years of college preparatory English that integrates reading of classic and modern literature, frequent and regular writing, and practice listening and speaking. 

Subject Class
Independent
Study
Online Credits
Meets OVS
Requirement
 a-g Area Pre-requisites
Creative Writing OVS-see schedule
Text and/or
other resources
   10-full year Elective g None
English 9  
Text and/or
other resources
  10-full year  English b
Grade 10 or
teacher approval
English 10
OVS-World Lit-
see schedule
Text and/or
other resources
 
10-full year  English b
Grade 11 or
teacher approval
English 11
OVS-American
Lit- see schedule
Text and/or
other resources
   10-full year English b
Grade 12 or
teacher approval
English 12  
Text and/or
other resources
   10-full year English b
Grade 12 or
teacher approval
Poetry  
Text and/or
other resources
  10-full year  English   b
Completed English 9
or teacher approval
Essay Writing OVS-see schedule
Text and/or
other resources
   5-full year Elective/or 1/2 English 9/10* b* None

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mathematics

OVS -  Mathematics: two years required.

UC -  Math (“c”): three years of college-preparatory math, including or integrating the topics included in elementary and advanced algebra and two and three dimensional geometry.

CSU -  Math:  four years recommended including Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, or higher mathematics (take on each year.)

Subject Class
Independent
Study
Online Credits
Meets OVS
Requirement
 a-g Area Pre-requisites
Algebra Core OVS-see schedule
Text and/or
other resources
   10-full year Algebra  no None
Math 1 OVS-see schedule
Text and/or
other resources
  10-full year  Algebra c
Placement test
Math 2
OVS-see schedule
Text and/or
other resources
 
10-full year 
Math yr. 2
or elective
c
Math 1
 
Math 3
OVS-see schedule
Text and/or
other resources
   10-full year
Math yr 2
or elective
c
Math 2
Trig/Precalculus OVS-see schedule
Text and/or
other resources
   10-full year
Math yr 2
or elective
c
Math 3
Algebra 1
 
 
Text and/or
other resources
   10-full year Algebra   c  Placement test
Algebra 2  
Text and/or
other resources
Odysseyware/
Teaching Text
10-full year  Algebra   c  Algebra 1
 Algebra 3  
Text and/or
other resources
Odysseyware/
Teaching Text
10-full year 
Math yr 2
or elective
 c Algebra 2 
 Geometry  
Text and/or
other resources
 Odysseyware/
Teaching Text
10-full year 
Math yr 2
or elective
c   Algebra 1
Algebra 1A  
Text and/or
other resources
  10-full year   1/2 Algebra   no Pacement test 
Algebra 1B  
Text and/or
other resources
  10-full year   1/2 Algebra    no Algebra 1A 
Consumer Math  
 Text and/or
other resources
   10-full year
Math yr.1, 2
or elective
no  None 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science

OVS -  Science:  two years required.

UC - Laboratory science (“d”): two years of laboratory science providing fundamental knowledge in at least two of the three disciplines of biology, chemistry, and physics.

CSU - Science: two years including one year of biological science and one year of physical science.

Subject Class
Independent
Study
Online Credits
Meets OVS
Requirement
 a-g Area Pre-requisites
Energy & the Environment OVS-see schedule
Text and/or
other resources
(not a-g)
   10-full year Elective
g
(lab req)
None
 
Biology Lab OVS-see schedule
Text and/or
other resources
  10-full year  Lab Science d
Completed Math 1
Chemistry Lab OVS-see schedule 
Text and/or
other resources
 
10-full year  Lab Science d
Completed Math 2
Physical Science  
Text and/or
other resources
   10-full year Physical Science g
None
Astronomy  
Text and/or
other resources
   10-full year
5 units may be used towards Physical Science
requirement
no
None
Life Science  
Text and/or
other resources
  10-full year  Life Science   no
None
Agro-ecology OVS-see schedule
Text and/or
other resources
   5-10 Physical Science b* None
Aimal Science  
Text and/or
other resources
  5-10 Life Science   no  None

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Language other than English

OVS - Foreign Language:  one year or one year of Fine Art required.

UC - Language other than English (“e”): two years of the same language or equivalent to the second level of high school instruction.

CSU - Language other than English: two years of the same language, American Sign Language is applicable- if you can demonstrate competency in a language other than English that is equivalent to or higher than that expected of students who have completed two years of language other than English study, you may be allowed a waiver for this language requirement. For further information, contact the CSU campuses to which you are applying.

Subject Class
Independent
Study
Online Credits
Meets OVS
Requirement
 a-g Area Pre-requisites
Spanish 1 OVS-see schedule
 
   10-full year
Foreign language or elective
e
None
Spanish 2 OVS-see schedule     10-full year  Foreign language or elective e
Completed Spanish  1
Spanish 3 OVS-see schedule   
 
10-full year  Foreign language or elective e
Completed Spanish 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Visual and Performing Arts

OVS Fine Arts:  One year or one year of Foreign Language required.

UC and CSU: Visual and Performing Arts (f) One year chosen from dance, music, theater or the visual arts.

*Studio Art 1 for a-g credit  must include one semester of drawing and one semester of painting, printmaking, mixed media, or ceramics.
*Studio Art 2 and 3 for a-g credit must include two semesters of advanced work taken from drawing, print-making, mixed media, or ceramics. 
** Art History for a-g or OVS Fine Art credit must include studio projects.
*** Ceramics, 2.5 units per semester may be included in Studio Art 1,2, or 3 for a-g credit
 
 
Subject Class
Independent
Study
Online Credits
Meets OVS
Requirement
 a-g Area Pre-requisites
Studio Art 1
 
OVS-see schedule
Text and/or
other resources
   10-full year
Fine Art
e*
None
 
Studio Art 2 OVS-see schedule
Text and/or
other resources
 
  10-full year 
Fine Art
or elective
e*
Completed Studio Art 1
Studio Art  3 OVS-see schedule 
Text and/or
other resources
 
 
10-full year 
Fine Art
or elective
e*
Completed Studio Art 2
Art History  
Text and/or
other resources
   10-full year
 Fine Art
or elective
 e**  None
Ceramics OVS-see schedule   home or off site studio    2.5-10 
 Fine Art
or elective
 e*** None 
Wheel Ceramics OVS-see schedule  home or off site studio    2.5-10 
 Fine Art
or elective
 e***  Completed Ceramics or teacher approval
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Practical Arts

OVS -  Practical Arts: one year required.

Subject Class
Independent
Study
Online Credits
Meets OVS
Requirement
 a-g Area Pre-requisites
Culinary
 
 
Text and/or
other resources
   10-full year
Practical Art
or elective
no
None
 
Graphic Arts  
Text and/or
other resources
 
  10-full year 
Practical Art
or elective
no
None
Responsible Driving  
Text and/or
other resources
 
 
10-full year 
Practical Art
or elective
no
None
Photography &
Yearbook
 OVS-see schedule 
Text and/or
other resources
   10-full year
Practical Art
 
or elective
no  None
Photoshop OVS-see schedule 
Text and/or
other resources
 
   
Practical Art
or elective
 no None 
Intro to Computer Science OVS-see schedule   
Text and/or
other resources
  2.5-10 units
 Practical Art
or elective
 no  None
Robotics OVS-see schedule      
 Practical Art
or elective
no   Meet criteria to be on team
Equine Management  
Text and/or
other resources
 
   2.5-10 units
 Practical Art
or elective
no None