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Visual and Performing Arts Academy Magnet » Graduation Plan

Graduation Plan






Suggested Graduation Plan


Class

9th Grade VAPA Magnet Core

Credits

English 9AB

Algebra 1AB

Science 1

World Language 1

VAPA Foundation “Wheel”

VAPA Elective 1

9th Grade English

Algebra 1*

Biology, Chemistry or Physics**

Spanish 1, French 1 or Italian 1

Survey of Theater, Music, Dance & Visual Art Options

Introductory course in Theater, Music, Dance, or Visual Art

10

10

10

10

10

10


9th Grade Core Credits

Optional Elective Credits (2 additional classes)

60

20


Class

10th Grade VAPA Magnet Core

Credits

WHG: Mod Wld AB

English 10AB

Geometry AB

Science 2

World Language 2

Physical Education 1

World History: Culture, Geography & the Modern World

10th Grade English

Geometry*

Biology, Chemistry or Physics**

Spanish 2, French 2 or Italian 2

Physical Education, Dance (as PE), or Athletic Team

10

10

10

10

10

10


10th Grade Core Credits

Optional Elective Credits (2 additional classes)

60

20


Class

11th Grade VAPA Magnet Core

Credits

US Hist 20 AB

Am Lit Comp

Contemp Comp

Algebra 2AB

Physical Education 2

Health

Life Skills

Specialized VAPA Elective


US History: 20th Century & Contemporary

American Literature & Composition

Contemporary Composition

Algebra 2*

Physical Education, Dance (as PE), or Athletic Team

Health

Life Skills

Specialized VAPA Elective

10

5

5

10

10

5

5

10


11th Grade Core Credits

Optional Elective Credits (2 additional classes)

60

20


Class

12th Grade VAPA Magnet Core

Credits

Prin Am Democr

Economics

12th Grade Literature

Adv Comp

“G” Elective

Principles of American Democracy

Economics

World, English, Modern, Dramatic, Science Fiction, or Popular***

Advanced Composition***

Advanced VAPA, Math or Science Elective☨☨

5

5

5

5

10


12th Grade Core Credits

Optional Elective Credits (2 additional classes)

30

50







Specialized VAPA Electives: Students in the VAPA Magnet have the opportunity to specialize in a topic of their choice. Many of these also fulfil the “G” elective requirement:

  • theater: performance

  • theater: directing

  • theater: design and production

  • music: choral

  • music: instrumental

  • music: theory & composition

  • dance: ballet

  • dance: modern

  • dance: jazz

  • dance: choreography

  • visual arts: 2D design

  • visual arts: 3D design


☨☨ “G” Electives: Students need 1 college preparatory elective to graduate. This can be an advanced VAPA elective, an additional math class, an additional science class, or an additional language class.


* Students need 3 math courses to graduate. AP options are also available (AP Calculus & AP Statistics).


** Students need 2 science courses to graduate. AP options are also available (AP Biology, AP Chemistry, and AP Physics).


*** 12th grade AP English options are available (AP Literature and Composition, and AP Language and Composition).