Standard Academic Program

If enrolled in Dater's Standard Program, students should plan to take the classes below during the grade identified to graduate on time.

Course

7th Grade (1st and 2nd semesters)

English English 7
Math Introduction to Secondary Mathematics
Science Science 7
Social Studies Social Studies 7
Elective 1 Optional Elective: PE 7&8/Art/Music/ENCORE
Elective 2

Optional Elective: PE 7&8/Art/Music/ENCORE

Course

8th Grade (1st and 2nd semesters)

English English 8
Math Algebra 1 (High School Credit Course)
Science Science 8
Social Studies Social Studies 8
Elective 1 Optional Elective: PE 7&8/Art/Music/ENCORE
Elective 2 Optional Elective: PE 7&8/Art/Music/ENCORE
Course

9th Grade (1st and 2nd semesters)

English English 9
Math Geometry
Science Physical Science
Social Studies Modern World History
Elective 1 Optional Elective 1
Elective 2 Optional Elective 2
Course

10th Grade (1st and 2nd semesters)

English English 10
Math Algebra 2
Science Biology
Social Studies American History
Elective 1 Optional Elective: 1 Semester Senior High Health
Elective 2 Foreign Language Recommended

 

Course

11th Grade (1st and 2nd semesters)

English English 11 or AP English Language and Composition*
Math College Algebra/College Trigonometry
Science Chemistry or Environmental Science
Social Studies Economics (1st semester) American Government (2nd semester)
Elective 1 Recommended Elective: Fine Arts Elective (1 full year required in high school career)
Elective 2 Opitional Elective
Course

12th Grade (1st and 2nd semesters)

English English 12 or AP English Literature and Composition*
Math College Calculus; Probability and Statistics; or Advanced Quantitative Reasoning
Science Science Elective
Social Studies Social Studies Elective
Elective 1

Recommended Elective: Physical Education 9-12 (1 full year required in high school career)

Elective 2 Opitional Elective

Required:

  1. One semster in fine arts required during grades 7-12
  2. One semester of computer technology required during grades 9-12

Recommended:

Four semesters of Modern Foreign Language is recommended for any student interested in attending a 4-year university.

*All AP Courses must have teacher and parent approval before enrollment

All students are requierd to take seven classes each semester.  Students must be enrolled in at least four academic courses in each semester, each year they are in school.

Specific Course Requirements:

  1. Fine Arts:  One semester required in grades 7 & 8.  One Fine Art credit unit is required in grades 9-12.
  2. English:  English 7,8,9,10,11, and 12
  3. Health:  Health 7 and one semester Senior High Health in grades 10, 11, or 12.
  4. Modern Foreign Language:  Three consecutive years of a modern foreign language are required for all students in the SCPP. Two years of Spanish, French or German are recommended for any student who is interested in attending a four-year college program.
  5. Mathematics:  Math is required in grades 7-12.  Students must earn 4 high school credits of mathematics, including Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2, in order to graduate.
  6. Physical Education:  Two semesters of physical education are required in grades 9-12.
  7. Science:  Science is required in grades 7-11.  Students must earn credits in Physical Science, Biology and a third science course in high school.  Physics is recommended for students who are interested in attending college in a science, technology, computer, or engineering program.
  8. Social Studies:  Social Studies is required in grades 7-11.  Modern History, American History, Economics, and American Government are required courses in high school.
  9. All high school students are required to earn six credits of electives (Class of 2014 and beyond are required to earn five credits of electives.)
  10. SCPP Courses are only available to students who have passed the SCPP test.
  11. Advanced Placement courses are only available to students who have completed an application and have the approval of the counselor and AP teachers.  AP exams are administered by ETS in the spring and are required for course completion.  AP exams require a fee and the student is responsible for paying that fee for completion of the course.  Only those students enrolled in AP courses may take AP exams at Dater.