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McLane High School

Counseling Department

A-G Requirements

(UC or CSU)

If you are planning on attending a 4 year college, you will have to complete the following classes with a "C" or better by the end of your senior year.  These classes are referred to as the a-g requirements.

SU​BJECT AREA​S9th10th11th12th

History/Social Sciences

2 Years


Modern World History or AP European History 

U.S. History or Race & Social Justice H or AP US History



4 Years College Prep

English I or I Gate

English II or II Gate


English III or III Honors

AP English Lang

Expository Read & Write or AP English Lit



3 Years/4 Recommended



Geometry  Algebra II

Algebra II






Laboratory Science

2 Years/3 Recommended






AP Chemistry 

Physics H

AP Chemistry


Foreign Language

2 Years/3 Recommended

We offer Spanish, Spanish for Native Speakers, and Hmong for Native Speakers. Students must complete at least 2 years of the same foreign language. AP students must complete 3 or 4 years.

Visual/Performing Arts

1 Year

Art, 3-D Design, Multimedia, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Symphonic Orchestra, Piano, Choir, Theatre, Performing Arts Singers

College Prep Elective

1 Year from any A-G

subject area


meets requirement or AP Govt or AP Macro


*Required "a-g" courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Courses in which a semester grade of a D or F is earned MUST be repeated, EXCEPT in the areas of Math and Foreign Language, where a D in the first semester can be validated by earning a C or higher in the second semester.

Please see your counselor

for a complete list of approved a-g courses. 

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