OPHS Course Catalog
"The mission of Oak Park High School is to ensure a quality educational experience, which will develop the intellectual, personal, social, and cultural foundations of our students and instill in them a desire to achieve excellence."
Explore each department's course descriptions through the left-hand menu
or by selecting the department in the graduation requirement list below.
If you prefer a PDF of the course options, please click here. Note, the PDF does not include additional resources that department pages in the left-hand menu hold, interactive links are not live, and the document may not include the most up-to-date changes to course descriptions. [PDF last updated 2/18/2022]
OPHS Graduation Requirements
The following are the minimum course requirements that must be satisfied in order to graduate from Oak Park High School. Our local board of education has established a total of 230 credits as the requirement for graduation from the Oak Park Unified School District. Please note that courses can only be used once to meet requirements.
ENGLISH - (40 credits) Four years including English I, II, III and IV.
HISTORY/SOCIAL SCIENCE - (35 credits) Three and one-half years including: World Geography, World History, U.S. History, Government, and Economics.
MATH - (30 credits) Three years including: Algebra and Geometry.
SCIENCE - (30 credits) Including Biological and Physical Science
PHYSICAL EDUCATION - (20 credits) Two years of P.E. All or part of the PE requirement may be earned through a PE class, or through a student’s successful participation in a school-sponsored interscholastic athletic team, including Marching Band, Color Guard, Drumline, Cheer, Stunt, and Dance Teams. For more details on the P.E. requirement please go to the OPHS P.E. Requirement website.
VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS OR WORLD LANGUAGES - (10 credits) One year: The high school requirement may be met through any combination of
10 credit courses listed in our Visual and Performing Arts Department OR students may take one year (10 credits) of a World Language.
For students attending colleges in the UC/CSU system, the VPA requirement is a year-long class in a single emphasis area (e.g., visual arts, instrumental music, drama, choral music), and the World Language requirement is two years in a single language (e.g. ASL, Chinese, French, or Spanish).
HEALTH - (5 credits) One semester of Health.
GENERAL ELECTIVES - (60 credits) In addition to the requirements above, students must complete 60 credits of electives to meet the graduation credit total. Any courses not used to meet prescribed graduation requirements may be used to meet the general elective requirement, including additional academic courses.
TOTAL - (230 CREDITS)