Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 346 College Recommended Courses Four-year colleges generally recommend that students take the following college preparatory courses in high school: 4 years of English 3 – 4 years of math (including Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II) 3 – 4 years of science 2 – 3 years of the same foreign language 3 years of social studies 1 year of fine or performing arts College bound students should complete all of the above recommended courses if possible. Students who haven’t taken all of these courses may be required to take remedial and/or additional courses once they’re in college. Students who haven’t taken several of the above courses may want to con- sider starting at a community college or at a college’s branch campus. These students can then transfer to a four-year college (or to the main campus) after a year or two. It’s important to note that competitive schools and programs consider the abovetobetheminimumrequirements. Theyrecommendthatstudentschal- lenge themselves by taking advanced, honors, AP, and IB courses whenever possible. As a general rule, high school students should take as many college preparatory math, science, English, social studies, and foreign language courses as they can handle. Four-Year High School Plan A four-year plan is a listing of the courses a student plans to take during his/her freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior years. When making a four-year plan, students and parents need to take the following into consideration: high schoolgraduationrequirements,collegerecommendedcourses,careerplans, and if the student is an athlete, athletic eligibility requirements. A student’s four-year high school plan should be developed during the eighth or ninth grade. It should then be reviewed and revised each year with adjust- ments made for academic performance, personal interests, revised career plans, and changes in course offerings. For information and advice on which courses should be included in your four-year plan, talk to your counselor.