Course Profiles

English / Math / Science / Social Science / World Language / International Baccalaureate / Physical Education / Visual and Performing Art / CTE & General Electives

Career Technical Education (CTE)

CTE is not the "vocational education" of years ago. No longer is CTE solely for those students who have elected to transition immediately from high school to work. Instead, CTE is for all students regardless of their post secondary plans.

SDUHSD CTE Website with information about the 15 different industry sectors

Information for Students and Parents:

LCC CTE website including LCC course pathways

SDUHSD CTE COURSES BY PATHWAY

2018-2019 CTE COURSES BY CAMPUS

UC APPROVED A-G COURSES

MIRA COSTA COLLEGE ARTICULATION


English

To graduate from LCC, all students must earn a passing grade of "D" or higher each semester in English 9, 10, 11 and 12.

To apply to most four-year colleges, students must earn at least a "C" or higher each semester in English 9, 10, 11, and 12.

General Electives

To graduate from LCC, all students must complete at total of 70 elective credits. Each semester elective is 5 credits, while each full year elective course is 10 credits. Once a student completes a core class requirement (ex: 2 years of science) then any additional years taken in that area will count towards the elective requirement. Students may take as many elective classes as their schedule will allow.

IB- International Baccalaureate

LCC IB Website with information and videos for parents and students

LCC began offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma programme (DP) for the current 2018-19 academic school year.

IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.

For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org

Math

To graduate from LCC, all students must earn a passing grade in 30 credits of math and pass Integrated Math I/Algebra I. Algebra 1 or Integrated Math 1 taken in middle school will satisfy the requirement but no high school credit will be granted for courses taken at the middle school.

To apply to most four-year colleges, students must earn a "C" or higher in at least Integrated Math 1, Integrated Math 2 and Integrated Math 3 or Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II and an additional math course may be recommended or required. Middle school course(s) may be used to satisfy college entrance requirements. Students may take as many math courses as their schedule will allow, but prerequisites and department recommendations should be followed.

For an overview of all math coursework, review the SDUHSD Math Pathways and read the course profiles carefully. See the LCC Math Department website for IB (International Baccalaureate) Math Course Pathways.

PE- Physical Education

To graduate from LCC, all students must pass 20 credits of physical education and the State-mandated health curriculum which is integrated into Year One PE, Freshmen Football and Dance.

Students may take as many physical education classes as their schedule will allow. Per district course selection guidelines, no course requests can be made to accommodate athletics or off campus athletic activities. The only way to guarantee that a student will not have a class during a specific period or term is to request a specific unscheduled ("free") period.

Practical Art

To graduate from LCC, all students must earn a passing grade in 10 credits of a Practical Art (Career Technical Education) course. Students may take as many Practical Art classes as their schedule will allow.

Practical Art is not required for UC/CSU entrance.

CTE- Career TechNICAL EDUCATION

CTE is not the "vocational education" of years ago. No longer is CTE solely for those students who have elected to transition immediately from high school to work. Instead, CTE is for all students regardless of their post secondary plans.

SDUHSD CTE Website

Information for Students and Parents:

CTE COURSES BY PATHWAY

2018-2019 CTE COURSES BY CAMPUS

UC APPROVED A-G COURSES

MIRA COSTA COLLEGE ARTICULATION

Science

To graduate from LCC, all students must earn a passing grade in 10 credits of a life science and 10 credits of a physical science.

To be eligible to apply to 4 year colleges, a student must take at least one year of a biological science and one year of a physical science. Two lab sciences are required for entrance for most 4 year colleges. For competitive colleges and universities, it is recommended to take 3 to 4 years of lab science. Check the specific college and university websites for entrance requirements to be sure.

Please see the Science Pathways Chart as well as the information provided.


Social Science

To from graduate from LCC, all students must earn a grade of "D" or higher in World History (grade 10) , U.S. History (grade 11), and American Government/Economics (grade 12).

To apply to most four-year colleges, students must earn at least a "C" or higher in World History and U.S. History and Government.

Students may take electives at any time, provided that the elective is offered at their grade level.

Visual and Performing Arts

To graduate from LCC, all students must earn a passing grade in 10 credits of a visual art or a performing art.

To apply to most four-year colleges, students must earn at least a "C" or higher in an approved visual or performing art. Students may take as many visual or performing arts as their schedule will allow, but prerequisites and department recommendations must be followed.

2018-2019 Theater Pathway Chart

World Language

It is not required to take a World Language to graduate from LCC.

To apply to most four-year colleges, students must earn a "C" or higher in two years of the same language other than English minimum (three to four years is recommended). Students may take as many world languages as their schedule will allow, but prerequisites and department recommendations should be followed.

Middle school course(s) may be used to satisfy college entrance requirements as long as a student takes a year of language in high school, but no high school credit will be granted for course(s) taken at the middle school.

Additional information on the World Language Department webpage

Spanish Course Pathways at LCC chart

AP Spanish and IB Spanish Comparison

Handout for Spanish Course Pathways with additional info and Chart