Intellectual Virtues Academy: Public High School

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High School Graduation & College Admission Requirements

The Academy students are required to complete the following:

Area of Study Academy Graduation Requirements UC/CSU Admission Requirements
A. Social Studies/History 3 years 2 years/ 3 recommended
B. English 4 years 4 years
C. Mathematics 3 years (4 years recommended) 3 years/ 4 recommended
D. Laboratory Science 2 years (4 years recommended) 2 years/ 3 recommended
E. World Language 2 years  2 years/ 3 recommended 
F. The Arts 1 year  1 year
G. College Preparatory Elective 1 year 1 year
Cornerstone Humanities Courses 2 years 0
Physical Education 2 years 0
Advisory 4 years (no credit course) 0
Total required credits
*Each semester course = 5 credits
200 credits minimum 150 credits

Intellectual Virtues ACADEMY Accelerated Studies Program (AASP):

ACADEMY students are encouraged to rise to the challenge of the AASP. By taking these courses, our students can stand out among other college applicants by communicating to college admissions deans their desire and ability to successfully complete advanced coursework.


Our College Counselor and Advisors play an important role in guiding students each year to map out course selections that meet the prerequisites for the desired AASP courses.


The following are examples of courses offered within AASP:

AASP Honors Courses AASP Advanced Placement Courses 
Honors English  AP English Literature 
Honors Algebra II  AP World History 
Honors Geometry  AP US History 
Honors Trig/Pre-Calculus  AP Macro Econ 
Honors Conceptual Physics  AP Calculus AB 
Honors Spanish II  AP Biology 
Honors Spanish III  AP Chemistry 
  AP Physics 
  AP Spanish
*Courses may be offered on a rotating basis dependent on student's needs and interests.