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 table of contents or by selecting the department in the graduation requirement list below.
Course Advisement Presentation for Rising 10th-12th Graders
Video Presentation from OPHS Counselors
Slides with all videos and links
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/ASL - (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 or American Sign 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. Spanish, French, Chinese, or ASL).
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)
The Recommended College Preparatory Pathway
The table below contains a suggested course of study at Oak Park High School that will not only earn a high school diploma but will meet the UC/CSU "a-g" subject requirements as well. Students who successfully complete the "a-g" requirement will not only be eligible for the UC & CSU systems, but for most major universities in the country.