Students who complete the Future Academy Four-Year Plan not only exceed the Arroyo High School graduation requirements, but also meet the course requirements for the University of California (A-G). All core subjects are taught by Academy teachers, so students stay with the same teachers for all four years.
Arroyo High School runs on a Block schedule. Students have four classes per day, and each class is 90 minutes. This means that a course that on a traditional schedule would run all year runs only half a year on the block schedule. This schedule means that students have only four (or possibly five) subjects to focus on in any given semester, and allows lab classes (science, art, etc.) longer blocks of tme in the classroom to complete experiments and projects.
A course that meets every day for a semester (18 weeks) earns 10 credits. A course that meets every other day for a semester or every day for a quarter (9 weeks) earns 5 credits. A student must earn 240 credits and pass the CAHSEE to graduate from Arroyo High School.
The 4 Year Plan (Tentative)
(Classes in parenthesis are recommended)
|Subject||9th Grade Classes||10th Grade Classes||11th Grade Classes||12th Grade Classes||Arroyo Requirements||UC A-G Requirements||FUTURE Academy Requirements|
|English||Cultures Identities English||English 10||English 11||English 12||4 years||2 years||4 years|
|History||Cultures Identites Social Studies||World History||U.S. History||Government and Economics||4 years||4 years||4 years|
(Physical Science), Introduction to Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Science, (Physics)
|3 years||2 years||4 years|
Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra 2, (Math Analysis), (Calculus)
|3 years||3 years||3 years|
|PE||Physical Education (both semesters)||Physical Education (both semesters)||None required||4 semesters||0||4 semesters|
Visual/Performing Arts or Foreign Languages
|None||Spanish 1-4||Spanish 1-4||Spanish 1-4 or Beginning/Advanced Art||1 year||3 years||3 years|
|Health||Health||None||None||None||1 semester||0||1 semester|
|School-to-Careers / College-Preparatory Electives||Study Life Skills, Computer Applications||Developmental Psychology of Children||Developmental Psychology of Adolescents; (Women’s Studies, Philosophy, Peer Tutor, Creative Writing, Cultural or Beginning Art)||Sociology of Urban Issues, (Women’s Studies, Philosophy, Peer Tutor, Creative Writing, Cultural or Beginning Art)||2 semesters||1 semester||6 semesters|