Planning for College
Precollege Curriculum Checklist
Source: Kentucky Department of Education
You need to take these classes if you plan to attend a four-year Kentucky public university.
|Language Arts||4 credits: English I, II, III, IV or AP English|
|Mathematics*||3 credits: Algebra I, Algebra II, geometry|
|Science||3 credits: to include life science, physical science and earth/space science (at least one lab course)|
|Social Studies||3 credits: U.S. history, economics, government, world geography and world civilization|
|Physical Education||1/2 credit|
|History and Appreciation
of Visual and Performing Arts
|1 credit history and appreciation of visual and performing arts or another arts course that incorporates such content or students may earn the credit for specialization in an art form|
|Foreign Language||2 credits or demonstrated competency|
|Electives||7 credits (5 rigorous)*|
* Students must take math all four years of high school. The fourth math class can be counted as an elective.
** Rigorous electives should have academic content at least as challenging as the courses required in the minimum diploma requirements. Electives should be in social studies, science, math, language arts, arts and humanities, foreign language, and above the introductory level in agriculture, industrial technology, business, marketing, family and consumer sciences, health sciences, and technology education and career pathways, Electives in physical education and health are limited to one-half unit each.