College Preparatory Curriculum*
Units or sets of competencies:
4 English: Integrated grammar, composition, and literature: English 1 (world literature), English II (world literature), English III (American literature), English IV (English literature)
3 Science: Biology plus 2 units of the following which must include at least one of the underlines physical science courses: Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physical Science, Physics, Physiology, and approved science courses at Career Tech that are approved for college admission
3 Mathematics: Limited to Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry,Trigonometry/ Precalculus, Math analysis, Calculus, AP Statistics, or any math course with content and/or rigor above Algebra I and approved for college admission. Students who enter ninth grade with high school math credits must earn at least three additional math credits during grades 9-12 to fulfill this requirement. Note: Math courses above Algebra 1 may be taught at an Edmond high school or Francis Tuttle Technology Center.
3 Social Studies: 1/2 unit of Oklahoma History, 1 unit of World History, 1 unit of United States History, and 1/2 unit of Government
2 Units of the same foreign language or non-English language such as, but not limited to Spanish, French, German, Latin OR 2 units of computer technology approved for college admission requirements, whether taught at a high school or Francis Tuttle, including Computer Programming, Hardware, and Business Computer Applications such as Word Processing, Databases,
Spreadsheets, and Graphics, excluding keyboarding or typing courses.
1 additional unit listed above
career and technology education course approved for college admission
2 Arts which may include, but are not limited to, courses in visual arts and general music.
Option 1: 1/2 unit of Humanities. Shakespeare, Mythology/Poetry, Native American Literature, Great Books,AP History of Art, AP European History, or AP World History.
Option 2: 2 units of any combination of visual arts, general music or the performing arts courses, including but not limited to Band, Orchestra, Drama, music ensemble course (i.e. Jazz Band, Show Choir).
Option 3: 2 units or set of competencies of fine arts and 1 unit of Speech.
1 Physical Education: (Grade 9, 10, 11 or 12) The physical education requirement may be fulfilled by 1 year of ROTC, 1 year of sports, Sports Leadership, 3 years of Band, Orchestra, or Chorus (9, 10, 11, 12).The physical education requirement in the
senior high school may be waived when a physician states in writing that participation in the physical education program will be injurious to the student’s health. Further, a minister’s written statement that participation in the physical education program violates the religious principles of the student’s faith will be accepted for waiving the physical education requirement. It is the responsibility of the student and/or the parents to produce the certificate before a waiver is granted.Waivers will be recorded on the student’s permanent record.
1/2 Health, Healthy Life Choices, or Health Careers
Number of electives required to total 24 units
1/2 unit = successful completion of a semester course
1 unit = successful completion of a full year course
1. * The college preparatory curriculum is required by Oklahoma State law unless a parent signs a waiver to “opt” his/her child out of the curriculum. If a student
fails to enroll in or does not complete the requirements of the college preparatory curriculum he/she will revert to the minimum requirements.
2. It is highly suggested that college bound students take one unit of computer technology to avoid remedial placement at the university level.
3. Requirements for qualifying for the Oklahoma Promise (OHLAP) Scholarship are very specific.
Please refer to page 2 “Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP) — Required courses.