Through small class sizes and flexible curriculums that can be tailored to meet the individual needs and academic goals of the student, Acaciawood provides a well-rounded curriculum that can be tuned to the interest and academic capacity of each student.
The Acaciawood standard curriculum is carefully designed to prepare students for collegiate study and analysis. It meets all of the A-G requirements for the University of California (UC) and California State colleges, and it qualifies students for acceptance to one or more of the UC and/or Cal State campuses.
Our honors courses are a faster and more in-depth level of study, and typically helps to guide students toward increasingly advanced programs while qualifying for higher grade points and increased work loads.
AP courses are advanced-level classes that culminate with a college level exam. Students who perform well on exams may earn college credit for that course depending on the particular schools they apply to. Acaciawood offers the opportunity for all students to take AP exams in their fields of interest through its core curriculum as well as dual enrollment with local community colleges, online AP or self-study.
The following is a year by year breakdown of the basic high school curriculum (an "H" indicates that the course has an Honors section available):
|Subject||9th Grade||10th Grade||11th Grade||12th Grade|
|English||English 9/10 1st year (H)
English 9/10 2nd year (H)
|English 11/12 1st year (H)
English 11/12 2nd year (H)
|History and Social Studies||World History 9/10 (H)||US Government (H)
US History (H)
|Math||Algebra 2 (H)||Pre-Calculus (H)||Pre-Calculus 3 / Calculus 1||Calculus|
|Science||Biology||Chemistry 1/2 (H)||Biological Science and Technology||Physics (H)|
|Foreign Language||Spanish 1 (H)||Spanish 2 (H)||Spanish 3||Spanish 4|
|Historical Methods Practicum||College Prep|
|Health||Speech||World Art and Music Appreciation|
In its brief history Acaciawood has demonstrated a commitment to excellence. The values articulated in the school's ethos and Expected Schoolwide Learning Results (ESLRs) are reflected in the many awards garnered by our students in academic competitions and the consistently strong scores our students put up on exams...