Meeting UC's a-g Requirements

Approved a-g courses offered 2017-2018 School Year through Ocean Grove Charter School (we are following the syllabus and using approved textbooks):
  • Algebra 1
  • Algebra 2
  • Geometry
  • World History
  • U.S. History
  • Government/Economics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
Courses that may assist with a-g but are not independently covering the a-g syllabus:
  • Spanish (will provide in-person practice for students studying Spanish at home)
  • Advanced Art (will provide studio time and feedback, but will not cover textbook portions of an a-g art class)
  • Language Arts: Our Shakespeare, Contemporary Issues through Literature, and Analyze This (which will be a different writing course in Spring) classes may count toward your English studies. Check with your E.S. to determine which portions they can cover.
PLEASE NOTE: Our a-g classes are open to all students, whether or not they desire official a-g designation. Grades are only provided upon request of the parent.

UC a-g requirements can be met in a number of ways:
    Click here to see several options available to you.

The UC system has expressed interest in well-qualified homeschool students, even though they do not allow homeschool programs to apply for a-g approval directly. 
    Click here for suggested ways that homeschool students may apply for UC admission.

Because Academic Antics is not an accredited "school", we are not eligible to get a-g approval on our own, but if you use a charter school such as Ocean Grove or Connecting Waters, you can still get a-g credit using our programs!

All of our high school core courses are designed to "count" towards a-g study, including History, English, and Science. In order to get credit, students must participate, keep up with the pace of the class and do assigned reading and homework to support their learning. 

Because your charter school oversees the a-g requirements, you may need to get approval for a substituted reading list, for example, for English, or get approval for a different textbook to be used (we sometimes use college-level texts, which won't show up on an approved textbook list, but are easily approved when requested.) 

Your E.S. may want to administer your final exam or observe the final exam at Academic Antics, or you may arrange to use a final project in lieu of a proctored exam. Occasionally, your E.S. may feel that there is a missing component and ask for an additional assignment. Because interpretations of the a-g plans can vary, we recommend working closely with your E.S. However, we've heard from students in the past that they've been quite successful in getting approval for our classes as the bulk or even the entire a-g class at their charter school.