High school schedules (grades 9–12)

The big lesson we learned during the shelter-in-place orders of 2020 is that the information age is upon us, and that we must tailor our teaching to meet the needs of today’s students. This likely means creating a combination of online and in-person classes; it certainly means we need to be nimble and adaptable.

To that end, our high school schedules are completely customized to fit the needs of each of our students.

All MSS classes are WASC accredited. Any class in the MSS schedule can be replaced with a junior/community-college class. A 3-unit college class is equal to a 5-unit high school class; students need 150 high school units to graduate from high school, so a combination of junior college and MSS classes combine to create a high school transcript.

Most junior-college classes transfer to four-year colleges and universities, so students can earn college credit during high school when concurrently enrolled in MSS and a local junior college.

Below, we’ve used the example of three students with differing goals, and created a sample schedule for each.


University of California/California State University A-G Course Checklist

Sample schedule for student 1

  • Focus
    Art and Interior Design
  • Goals
    Completed California State High School Graduation requirements
    Completed A-G College Entrance Requirements
    AA/certification in interior design
  • Credits
    63 possible transferable college units earned
  • Format
    Classes are held virtually through Main Street Scholars unless noted

All interior design classes are at Canada College. General Ed classes are available at CSM, Canada and Skyline

Interior Design classes and program overview for certificates and AA degrees
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BA Degree option for Interior Design accepts transfer units
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Class Schedule for CSM, Canada and Skyline
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A

History
2 years required
(3 recommended)

Grade 9
Grade 10
World History
Grade 11
US History
Grade 12
1st semester: Government
2nd semester: Economics

B

English
4 years required

Grade 9
English 1
Grade 10
English 2
Grade 11
English 3
Grade 12
English 4

C

Mathematics
3 years required
(4 recommended)
*Each CSM semester is one year of high school math

Grade 9
Pre Algebra
Grade 10
1st semester: Elementary Algebra 110 | CSM
2nd semester: Intermediate Algebra 120 | CSM
Grade 11
1st semester: Math 130 Trigonometry | CSM
2nd semester: Math 222 Pre-calculus | CSM
Grade 12

D

Laboratory Science
2 years required
(3 recommended)
*Each CSM semester is one year of high school science

Grade 9
Grade 10
Grade 11
2nd semester: Biology 100 with Lab | CSM
Grade 12
1st semester: Chemistry 100 with Lab | CSM

E

Foreign Language
2 years required
(3 recommended)
*Each CMS Spanish 1 & 2, or ASL2 CMS semester equals 2 years

Grade 9
French 1
Grade 10
French 2
Grade 11
Grade 12

F

Visual & Performing Arts
1 year required
*Each CSM semester is one year of high school arts

Grade 9
2nd semester: Sculpture | CSM
Grade 10
Grade 11
Grade 12

G

College Prep Elective
1 year required
*Each CSM semester is one year of high school elective

Grade 9
Grade 10
1st semester: Creative Writing/Poetry | CSM
Grade 11
Grade 12

Grade 9 | First semester
English 1
Pre Algebra
French 1
Intro to Interior Design | CSM INDT 115, 3 units
Two Dimensional Drawing | CSM Art 301, 3 units
Yoga or Dance | CSM 1 unit
Grade 9 | Second semester
English 1
Pre Algebra
French 1
Interior Design/Presentation/Sketching | CSM INDT 128, 3 units
Sculpture | CSM 3 units
Yoga or Dance | CSM 1 unit
Grade 10 | First semester
World History
English 2
Elementary Algebra |CSM Math 110, 4 units, non-transferrable
French 2
Creative Writing/Poetry | CSM 3 units
Yoga or Dance | CSM 1 unit
Grade 10 | Second semester
World History
English 2
Intermediate Math | CSM MATH 120, 4 units, non-transferrable
French 2
Interior Design Color Theory | CSM INDT 175, 3 units
Yoga or dance | CSM 1 unit
Grade 11 | First semester
US History
English 3
Trig | CSM Math 130, 4 units
Interior Design Space Planning | CSM INDT 175, 3 units
Auto CAD | CSM CAD 360, 3 units
Yoga or Dance | CSM 1 unit
Grade 11 | Second semester
US History
English 3
Pre-calculus | CSM Math 222, 4 units
Biology 100 with Lab | CSM 4 units
History of interior Design 1 | CSM INDT 150, 3 units
Grade 12 | First semester
Government
English 4
Chemistry 100 with Lab ( | CSM 4 units
Three Dimensional Drawing |CSM Art 306, 3 units
HIstory of Interior Design 2 | CSM INDT 151, 3 units
Grade 12 | Second semester
Economics
English 4
Interior Design Lightening | CSM INDT 260, 3 units
Interior Design Materials | CSM INDT 450, 3 units
Interior Design Architecture | CMS ARCH 110, 3 units

University of California/California State University A-G Course Checklist

Sample schedule for student 2

  • Focus
    A balance of art and science
  • Goals
    Completed California State High School Graduation requirements
    Completed A-G College Entrance Requirements
  • Credits
    37 possible transferable college units earned
  • Format
    Classes are held virtually through Main Street Scholars unless noted

Karate at Raul Castillo
Job on Main Street
Volunteer in areas of interest

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4-year Forensic Science degree
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Class Schedule for CSM, Canada and Skyline
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A

History

Grade 9
Grade 10
World History | HMBHS
Grade 11
US History
Grade 12
1st semester: Government
2nd semester: Economics

B

English
4 years required

Grade 9
English 1 | HMBHS
Grade 10
English 2 | HMBHS
Grade 11
English 3
Grade 12
English 4

C

Mathematics
3 years required
(4 recommended)

Grade 9
Algebra 1 | HMBHS
Grade 10
Geometry | HMBHS
Grade 11
Math
Grade 12
Math

D

Laboratory Science
2 years required
(3 recommended)

Grade 9
Life Science | HMBHS
Grade 10
Biology | HMBHS
Grade 11
2nd semester: Intro to Forensic Science | CSM
Grade 12
1st semester: Chemistry 100 with Lab | CSM

E

Foreign Language
2 years required
(3 recommended)

Grade 9
Spanish 1 | HMBHS
Grade 10
Spanish 2 | HMBHS
Grade 11
Grade 12

F

Visual & Performing Arts
1 year required
*Each CSM semester is one year of high school arts

Grade 9
Grade 10
Grade 11
1st Semester: Intro to Theater | CSM
2nd Semester: Acting 1 | CSM
Grade 12
1st semester: Rehearsal and Performance 1 | CSM
2nd semester: Rehearsal and Performance 2 | CSM

G

College Prep Elective
1 year required
*Each CSM semester is one year of high school elective

Grade 9
Grade 10
Grade 11
1st Semester: Intro to Social Justice | CSM
Grade 12

Grade 11 | First semester
US History | MSS 1:1
English 3 | MSS 1:1
Math | MSS 1:1
Intro to Social Justice | CSM 3 units
Intro to theater | CSM 3 units
Art, Music and Ideas | CSM 1 unit
Grade 11 | Second semester
US History | MSS 1:1
English 3 | MSS 1:1
Math | MSS 1:1
Intro to Forensic Science | CSM 4 units
Acting 1 | CSM 3 units
Visual Theory and Ceramics | CSM 3 units
Grade 12 | First semester
Government | MSS 1:1
English 4 | MSS 1:1
Math | MSS 1:1
Chemistry with Lab | CSM 4 units
Rehearsal and Performance 1 | CSM 3 units
Drawing 1 | CSM 3 units
Grade 12 | Second semester
Economics | MSS 1:1
English 4 | MSS 1:1
Math | MSS 1:1
General Health Science | CSM 3 units
Rehearsal and Performance 2 | CSM 3 units
Human Sexuality | CSM 3 units

University of California/California State University A-G Course Checklist

Sample schedule for student 3

  • Focus
  • Goals
    Completed California State High School Graduation requirements
    Completed A-G College Entrance Requirements
  • Credits
    29 possible transferable college units earned
  • Format
    Classes are held virtually through Main Street Scholars unless noted

Any classes at MSS (sewing, cooking, gardening, kayaking)
Job on Main Street

A

History

Grade 9
Grade 10
World History | HMBHS
Grade 11
US History
Grade 12
1st semester: Government
2nd semester: Economics

B

English
4 years required

Grade 9
English 1 | HMBHS
Grade 10
English 2 | HMBHS
Grade 11
English 3
Grade 12
English 4

C

Mathematics
3 years required
(4 recommended)

Grade 9
Geometry | HMBHS
Grade 10
Algebra 2 | HMBHS
Grade 11
1st semester: Trigonometry | CSM Math 130
Grade 12
2nd semester: Pre-calculus | CSM Math 222

D

Laboratory Science
2 years required
(3 recommended)

Grade 9
Biology | HMBHS
Grade 10
Chemistry | HMBHS
Grade 11
2nd semester: Astronomy 100 with Lab | CSM
Grade 12

E

Foreign Language
2 years required
(3 recommended)
French possible

Grade 9
Grade 10
Spanish 1 | HMBHS
Grade 11
Grade 12
1st semester: American Sign Language | CSM
2nd semester: American Sign Language | CSM

F

Visual & Performing Arts
1 year required
*Each CSM semester is one year of high school arts

Grade 9
Grade 10
Grade 11
1st Semester: Dance 1 | CSM
2nd Semester: Dance 2 | CSM
Grade 12
1st Semester: Dance 3 | CSM
2nd Semester: Dance 4 | CSM

G

College Prep Elective
1 year required
*Each CSM semester is one year of high school elective

Grade 9
Grade 10
Grade 11
Grade 12
1st semester: Photography 100 | CSM

Grade 11 | First semester
US History
English 3
Trigonometry | CSM Math 130 4 units
Photography | CSM 3 units
Dance 1 | CSM 1 unit
Class of Interest (optional) | CSM 1 unit
Grade 11 | Second semester
US History
English 3
Pre Calculus | CSM Math 222 4 unit
Astronomy 100 with Lab | CSM 4 units
Dance 2 | CSM 1 unit
Class of Interest (optional) | CSM 1–2 units
Grade 12 | First semester
Government
English 4
American Sign Language | CSM 5 units
Dance 3 |CSM 1 unit
Class of interest (optional) | CSM 3–5 units
Grade 12 | Second semester
Economics
English 4
American Sign Language | CSM 5 units
Dance 4 | CSM 1 unit
Class of Interest (Optional) | CSM

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