California State University Placement Tests


A-G Requirements

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PERRIS HIGH SCHOOL ATP CODE: 052440

a - History / Social Science - 2 years required

Two years of history/social science, including one year of World History, Cultures or Geography; and one year of US History or one-half year of US History and one-half year of American Government/Civics.

  • American Government
  • American Government, Honors
  • AP European History
  • AP Government and Politics
  • AP US History
  • US History and Geography, Honors
  • World History and Geography
  • World History, Cultures, and Geography

b - English - 4 years required

Four years of college preparatory English. Students may only use 1 year of ESL/ELD English.

  • Advanced American Literature/Composition
  • Advanced English Literature/Composition
  • American Literature & Composition
  • AP English Language and Composititon
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • ELD 3
  • Expository Reading and Writing CSU
  • Introduction to Literature/Composition
  • Introduction to Literature/Composition (H)
  • World Literature/Composition
  • World Literature/Composition (H)

c - Mathematics - 3 years required , 4 years recommended

Three years of college preparatory mathematics that includes the topics covered in Elementary Algebra/Algebra 1, Geometry and Advanced Algebra/Algebra 2. Approved Integrated Math courses may be used to fulfill part or all of this requirement.

  • Algebra 1 Concepts *
  • Algebra 2 *
  • Algebra 2 (H) *
  • Algebra I *
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Statistics
  • Geometry *
  • Pre-Calc
  • Pre-Calculus (H)

d - Laboratory Science - 2 years required , 3 years recommended

Two years of laboratory science, including two of the three fundamental disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. This requirement can also be met by completing the latter two years of a 3-year Integrated Science program.

  • Anatomy/Physiology
  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Physics B AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism AP Physics C: Mechanics Biology Biology (H) Chemistry Chemistry (H) Physics

e - Language Other than English - 2 years required , 3 years recommended

Two years of the same language other than English.

  • AP French Language and Culture
  • AP Spanish Language
  • AP Spanish Literature
  • French 1 *
  • French 2
  • French 3
  • French 3, Honors
  • French 4
  • Spanish 1 *
  • Spanish 2
  • Spanish 3
  • Spanish 3, Honors
  • Spanish for Native Speakers 1 *

f - Visual & Performing Arts - 1 year required

  • Advanced Theatre Arts
  • Advanced Orchestra (H)
  • AP Art History
  • Ceramics 1/2 *
  • Ceramics, Advanced 3/4
  • Chamber Singers
  • Chorus *
  • Concert Choir *
  • Dance 1 A/B Fundementals of Dance *
  • Drawing and Painting 1/2 *
  • Drawing and Painting 3/4
  • Jazz Ensemble *
  • Orchestra *
  • Symphonic Winds *
  • Theatre Art 3/4
  • Theatre Arts 1/2 *
  • Vocal Jazz Ensemble
  • Wind Ensemble *
  • Wind Ensemble (H) *

g - Elective - 1 year required

One year (two semesters), in addition to those required in “a-f” above. All courses must be listed under “a-f” above with the exception of courses marked with an asterick (*) in Mathematics, Language Other than English, and VPA; plus the following:

  • African-American Studies
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP Psychology
  • AVID Senior Seminar
  • C++ Computer Programming
  • Chicano Studies
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • Economics Honors
  • Environmental Science
  • Ethics In Action
  • Ethnic Diversity
  • Journalism 2
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Western Philosophy

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