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Course Information

Course of Study

The Course of Study, TK–12, describes courses and instructional sequences adopted districtwide, as well as current pilot courses and "site-adopted courses" (those courses approved by the Board of Education to be offered at specific schools only, usually in support of magnet or other special programs). The current version of the Course of Study is available here.

In addition to meeting a legal requirement, the Course of Study, TK–12, serves as an important single source of information about the district's educational programs, including elementary school instructional programs, secondary school course descriptions and articulation, and approved instructional materials. It also brings together in one place material on state and district requirements, special education programs, student assessment, and more. Such information is of value to the Board of Education; district teachers, administrators, and counselors; parents and community members; and college/university professors and students of education.

Additional Course Information

Departments by Course Number Range

Department

Course Range

CTE (Business Education)

0500-0999

CTE (Career Development)

8000-8599

CTE (Health Science Careers)

3000-3499

CTE (Home Economics Careers and Technology)

1000-1399

CTE (Industrial Technology Education)

3500-3999

CTE (Advanced Courses [formerly ROP])

8000-8999

Computer Education (now part of CTE)

4400-4499

English Language Arts

1500-1999

Guidance and AVID

8000-8599

Health and Safety

2500-2999

History–Social Studies

6500-6899

Library Media

8300-8399

Mathematics

4000-4399

Military Science/Leadership Education (JROTC)

4500-4699

Physical Education

5500-5999

Science

6000-6499

Special Education

7000-7999

VAPA (Music)

5000-5499

VAPA (Theater/Dance)

1400-1499

VAPA (Visual Arts)

0100-0499

World Languages

2000-2499


Course Modifiers

Modifier
Code

Course Modifier Description

B

Bilingual

C

GATE Cluster

E

Spanish Immersion

F

French Immersion

G

Special Education Collaborative

J

Generic (No Graduation Credit)

L

Sheltered for English learners

N

Changed Title

S

GATE Seminar

Q

9-Week

U

Unweighted AP

X

6-Week

Z

12-Week


Course Title Abbreviations

Abbreviation

Description

AE

Adult Education

BP

Big Picture course; for use at San Diego Met only

HP

Honors-Level Preparatory; meets UC a-g requirements; earns weighted credit

P

College Preparatory; meets UC a-g requirements


High School Graduation Credit Types

Credit Type Code

Graduation Credit Type

1

English Language Arts

2a

Practical Arts

2b

Visual and Performing Arts

3

Currently not in use

4

Social Studies (history; government; economics)

5

Mathematics

6

Science

7

World Language

8

Electives

9

Physical Education/Military Science