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Advised Highschool Classes

SubjectThe most important part of your plan for college is graduating from high school. In order to do that, you’ll need to take these classes.You need to add these courses to get into Nevada’s public four-year colleges and universities.
English 3 years
  • English 9, 10, 11 or 12
  • Creative Writing
  • Composition
  • Literature
Add 1 year
Mathematics 2 years
  • Algebra I and II
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Integrated Math I, II, III and IV
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Calculus
Add 1 year: for science and technology majors

Add 2 years: for highly selective colleges
Science 2 years(one must be a (*) class)
  • Astronomy
  • Integrated Science
  • Oceanography
  • Physical Science
  • Physics*
  • Principles of Technology*
  • Biology*
  • Chemistry*
  • Earth Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Geology
Add 1 year: for science and technology majors

Add 2 years: for highly selective colleges
Social Studies 2.5 years
  • Current World Problems
  • Economics
  • European History
  • Government and Politics
  • Native Cultures
  • U.S. History
  • World Studies
Add .5 year
Fine, Visual, Performing Arts, or Academic Elective 1 year
  • Band
  • Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Drawing
  • Photography
  • Drama, etc.
OR Choose an extra class in
  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • World Language
  • Social Studies
Add .5 year (if you haven’t already met this requirement)
Work-Related Education 1 year
  • Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Communication Technologies
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Internship or Job Co-op
  • Keyboarding
  • Material Science
  • Record Keeping
  • Voc-Tech or Industrial Arts
Electives 5.5 years
  • Choose extra courses in any subject
Health and Physical Education 2 years
  • Health
  • P.E.
  • Sports
World Language Add 2 years

Add 3 Years: for Highly selective colleges

  • American Sign Language
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Mandarin (Chinese)
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Other world language

(must be in same language)

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