What to take in high school? These are general guidelines to follow for admission into postsecondary institutions. Check with each school you are interested in attending for the specific requirements.
|English – four years|
Mathematics – three years
Science – two to three years
Social Studies – three years
Second Language – three to four years
American Sign Language (ASL)
Classes for College Credit
Advanced Placement (AP) courses
AP courses are college-level courses you can take during high school to prepare for college. When you score high enough on the AP exams, you can receive college credit – and that may save time and money by giving you college credit without having to take (and pay for) a course! Check with your teachers, guidance counselor, or principal to find out if your high school offers AP courses.
If you want to pursue a technical program at a community, technical, or junior college, you can take technical courses in high school in addition to the core courses. Find out the best classes to take during high school from your school or from a community, technical, or junior college.