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A-G Requirements

What are A-G requirements? 

A-G are college entrance requirements in which a high school student must complete with a C or higher in order to be eligible for admission into a UC (University of California) or CSU (California State University) college. Here’s a break down of the A-G Requirements for Blair High School:






History / Social Science


Two years of college-preparatory history/social science required, including: one year of world history, cultures or historical geography, and one year of U.S. history; or one-half year of U.S. history and one-half year of civics or American government.




Four years of college-preparatory English composition and literature required, integrating extensive reading, frequent writing, and practice listening and speaking with different audiences. 




Three years of college-preparatory mathematics required (four years are strongly recommended), including or integrating topics covered in: elementary algebra, advanced algebra, two-and three-dimensional geometry.




Two years of college-preparatory science, including or integrating topics that provide fundamental knowledge in two of these three subjects: biology, chemistry, or physics. One year of approved interdisciplinary or earth and space sciences coursework can meet one year of the requirement. Computer Science, Engineering, Applied Science courses can be used in area D as an additional science (i.e., third year and beyond).


World Language [Not English]


Two years of college-preparatory coursework required (or through the second level of high school instruction) of the same language other than English (three years are recommended). Language levels are defined by the number of years of high school instruction (e.g., LOTE 1= 1 year; LOTE 2 = 2 years, etc.).


Visual & Performing Arts 


One year of college-preparatory visual & performing arts required, chosen from one of the following disciplines: dance, music, theater, visual arts (e.g., painting, web/graphic design, film/video, inter/multimedia arts), or interdisciplinary arts. I


College Preparatory Elective 


One year of college-preparatory coursework required, chosen from: courses approved specifically in the elective (G) subject area, or courses approved in the A-F subject areas beyond those used to satisfy the requirements of the A-F subjects.

Need a list of courses that fulfill the A-G requirements at Blair High School? Please note that there are buttons right above the course list for each respective academic year as the courses can change each school year. 

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A-G Requirements