Four-Year College/University entrance requirements vary from school to school. In California, we typically guide students to follow the University of California (UC)/California State University (CSU) course entrance requirements (also known as the "A-G" requirements) as they are pretty typical requirements for most college/universities in the United States.
Here is a list of the UC/CSU "A-G" Requirements:
Area A: 2 years of History/Social Sciences required
-1 year of World History, cultures and geography, and
-1 year of U.S. History or one-half year of U.S. History and one-half year of civics or American government
Area B: 4 years of English required
-4 years of college-preparatory English. (No more than 1 year of ESL-type courses can be used to meet this requirement.)
Area C: 3 years of Mathematics required; 4 years recommended
-3 years of college-preparatory mathematics that include the topics covered in elementary and advanced algebra and two- and three-dimensional geometry.
Area D: 2 years of Laboratory Science required; 3 years recommended
-2 years of laboratory science providing fundamental knowledge in two of the following: biology, chemistry and physics.
Area E: 2 years of Language Other Than English required; 3 years recommended
-2 years of the same language other than English. American Sign Language and classical languages, such as Latin and Greek, are acceptable.
Area F: 1 year of Visual and Performing Arts required
-1 year long course of visual and performing arts chosen from the following: dance, drama/theater, music or visual art.
Area G: 1 year of College-Preparatory Elective required
-1 year (2 semesters) in addition to those required in "A-F" above.
To see a list of the current "A-G" courses offered at John F. Kennedy High School, please see the UC approved "A-G" course list at this link: "A-G" course list a Kennedy