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Horizons School: High School - Course Catalog

School Description

 

Horizons School is part of the Mt. Diablo Unified School District and is WASC accredited. Horizons School serves independent learners in high school. It meets the needs of high school students in grades 9 to 12, who are highly motivated to complete their high school diploma. Working closely with a teacher, Horizons School students are able to discuss and develop their education plan to include their areas of interest through electives.  Textbooks and other materials are those adopted by the Mt. Diablo Unified School District.  Students may elect to take two courses per semester at their comprehensive high school if space is available.

 

Sports

 

Students who attend Horizons School are eligible to participate in California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) sports. Students must take two courses per semester at their comprehensive high school to be eligible.

 

Extra Curricular Activities

 

Horizons students can attend comprehensive high school dances, games and after–school functions.

 

Graduation Requirements

 

Students who graduate from Horizons School are required to earn 200 credits, the same as all alternative schools in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District.  Students who want to graduate from a comprehensive high school must complete all requirements for that high school.

 

Subjects

All Alternative

High Schools Including 

Horizons CIS

Comprehensive

High Schools

English

40 credits

40 credits

Math (Algebra I must be completed)

30 credits

30 credits

World History

10 credits

10 credits

US History

10 credits

10 credits

US Government

5 credits

5 credits

Economics

5 credits

5 credits

Life Science

10 credits

10 credits

Physical Science

10 credits

10 credits

Visual & Performing Arts

Foreign Languages

Career/Technical Education

20 credits 

(10 credits in

two of the areas)

20 credits 

(10 credits in

two of the areas)

Physical Education

Not Required

20 credits

Electives

60 credits

60 credits

 

200 Credits Total

220 Credits Total

 

 

CSU/UC Eligibility

 

Courses taken through Horizons School are eligible as prerequisites for entry into 4 year colleges and universities.  To see all courses acceptable for CSU/UC A-G credit – go to

https://hs-articulation.ucop.edu/agcourselist#/list/details/522/

 

 

Courses

 

All courses offered through Horizons School are also available at high schools within the Mt. Diablo Unified School District.  For Course of Study go to http://www.mdusd.org/cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid=1421077566586

 

History / Social Science

 

Title

Course Length

A-G Approved

American Government

2 quarters

Yes

Economics

2 quarters

Yes

Geography

4 quarters

Yes

US Government

2 quarters

Yes

US History

4 quarters

Yes

US History A

4 quarters

Yes

US History B

4 quarters

Yes

World History

4 quarters

Yes

World History A

4 quarters

Yes

World History B

4 quarters

Yes

 

English

 

Title

Course Length

A-G Approved

American Literature A and B

4 quarters

Yes

Creative Writing

4 quarters

Yes

English 1A and 1B

4 quarters

Yes

English 2A and 2B

4 quarters

Yes

English 3A and 3B

4 quarters

Yes

English 4A and 4B

4 quarters

Yes

English I

4 quarters

Yes

English II

4 quarters

Yes

English III

4 quarters

Yes

English IV

4 quarters

Yes

 

Mathematics

 

Title

Course Length

A-G Approved

Advanced Math Topics

4 quarters

Yes

Algebra 1A

4 quarters

Yes

Algebra I

4 quarters

Yes

Algebra IA

4 quarters

Yes

Algebra IB

4 quarters

Yes

Algebra II

4 quarters

Yes

Algebra IIA

4 quarters

Yes

Algebra IIB

4 quarters

Yes

Geometry

4 quarters

Yes

Geometry A

4 quarters

Yes

Geometry B

4 quarters

Yes

Personal Finance

4 quarters

No

Precalculus

4 quarters

Yes

 

Science

 

Title

Course Length

A-G Approved

Anatomy and Physiology & Lab

4 quarters

Yes

Biology I & Lab

4 quarters

Yes

Chemistry I & Lab

4 quarters

Yes

Earth Science II

4 quarters

No

Environmental Science & Lab

4 quarters

Yes

Intro to Biology

4 quarters

No

Physiology & Lab

4 quarters

Yes

 

Language Other than English

 

Title

Course Length

A-G Approved

French I

4 quarters

Yes

French II

4 quarters

Yes

French III

4 quarters

Yes

Spanish I

4 quarters

Yes

Spanish II

4 quarters

Yes

Spanish III

4 quarters

Yes

 

Visual & Performing Arts

 

Title

Course Length

A-G Approved

Art I

4 quarters

Yes

Art II

4 quarters

Yes

Art II-Drawing & Painting

4 quarters

Yes

Ceramics I

4 quarters

Yes

Dance I - Arts

4 quarters

Yes

Dance II - Arts

4 quarters

Yes

Dance III - Arts

4 quarters

Yes

Drama I

4 quarters

Yes

Drama II

4 quarters

Yes

Guitar - Beginning Year 1

4 quarters

Yes

Guitar-Advanced

4 quarters

Yes

Guitar-Beginning

4 quarters

Yes

Introduction to Film Study

4 quarters

Yes

Multimedia I

4 quarters

Yes

Multimedia II

4 quarters

Yes

Photography Arts I

4 quarters

Yes

Photography Arts II

4 quarters

Yes

Video Production I

4 quarters

Yes