Advice on Scheduling
Here are some key points to keep in mind when you are choosing classes for your schedule:
- Review the course handbook, and read through the course descriptions to consider the level of difficulty.
- Seek input from teachers who have taught the course and have valuable knowledge on the rigor of each particular course you are intending or inquiring to take.
- Taking AP/Honors courses does not mean that you are guaranteed a good grade in the course. Make sure that you are prepared and ready to take a course that requires more time, effort and higher expectations.
Consider the following as you make your course selections:
- We encourage students to choose an academic path where they will be successful.
- Look at the student’s history in the particular subject. If a student has earned average or above average grades in standard courses, then it is best to assume that continuing in standard courses will set the student up for success.
- If a student is earning A’s in all of his/her courses, without much effort or difficulty. It might be a good option to consider taking a AP/Honors courses. However, when choosing to take an AP/Honors course we encourage students to take courses they are interested in.
- Students who are earning A’s in AP/Honors courses, but seem to be stressed, then it may be a good idea to reevaluate the course load when choosing courses for the following year.
MDUSD Graduation Requirements
|English||40||English I||English II||English III||ERWC|
|Math||30||Algebra I||Geometry||Algebra II|
|Science||20||Life Science||Physical Science|
|PE||20||PE 9||PE Elective|
|Social Science||30||World History||US History||
(10 credits from 2 out of 3)
Students must earn at least 220 credits in order to graduate from CHS. Students earn five (5) credits for each course passed each semester, or 60 credits a year if a six-period day is taken.