UC-Approved Course List

 

Students in Lydian High School have a list of courses to choose from for fulling college eligiblity requirements. You can also take UC-approved courses after school, in our Classes on Demand (COD) program, or in the Summer.

 

 

History / Social Science ("a")

2 YEARS REQUIRED

Two units (equivalent to two years) of history/social science required, 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 civics or American government.

Lydian History/Social Science Course List:

World History, US History, Western Civ., Government, AP Euro, AP Government, AP US History

English ("b")

4 YEARS REQUIRED

Four units (equivalent to four years) of college preparatory English composition and literature required, integrating extensive reading, frequent writing, and practice listening and speaking with different audiences. Students may only use 1 year of ESL/ELD English.

Lydian English Course List:

Genre in Lit (9th grade), Language and Comp (10th grade), American Lit (11th grade), English Lit (12th grade), AP Lang and Comp, AP Lit and Comp

Mathematics ("c")

3 YEARS REQUIRED; 4 YEARS RECOMMENDED

Three units (equivalent to three years) of college-preparatory mathematics (four units are strongly recommended), including or integrating topics covered in elementary algebra, advanced algebra, and two-and three-dimensional geometry.

Lydian Math Course List:

Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, PreCalc, Calc, Statistics, AP Calc AB, AP Calc BC, AP Stat

Laboratory Science ("d")

2 YEARS REQUIRED; 3 YEARS RECOMMENDED

Two units (equivalent to two years) of laboratory science are required (three units are strongly recommended), providing fundamental knowledge in two of the following: biology, chemistry, or physics.  Interdisciplinary science courses can also fulfill all or part of this requirement.

Lydian Lab Science Course List:

Biology, Chemistry, Physics, AP Bio, AP Chem, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics C (E & M), AP Physics C (Mechanics)

Language Other than English ("e")

2 YEARS REQUIRED; 3 YEARS RECOMMENDED

Two units (equivalent to two years, or through the second level of high school instruction) of the same language other than English (three units recommended).

Lydian LOTE Course List:

Spanish Levels 1-4, French Levels 1-4, Latin Levels 1-3, Chinese Mandarin Levels 1-4, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Chinese Language and Culture

Visual & Performing Arts ("f")

1 YEAR REQUIRED

One unit (equivalent to one year) required, chosen from one of the following categories: dance, music, theater, or visual arts (e.g., painting, web/graphic design, film/video, inter/multimedia arts).

Lydian VPA Course List:

Art 1, Intro to Digital Photo, Guitar History and Performance 1, Music of the 20th Century, Music Theory

College-Preparatory Elective ("g")

1 YEAR REQUIRED

One unit (equivalent to one year) chosen from the "a-f" courses beyond those used to satisfy the requirements of the "a-f" subjects, or courses that have been approved solely in the elective area.

Lydian College Prep Course List:

Economics, Environmental Science, Psychology, AP Computer Science, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Psychology

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