• HEAR Requirements

    Academic Area




    4 years

    Mathematics  (Must include Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II or equivalents)**


    4 years

    Natural/Physical Sciences (two units must be lab-based)**


    3 years

    Social Sciences (at least one unit of U.S. or world history)


    3 years

    World/Foreign Language***


    1 year

    Academic Electives****



    *Two units of ESL English may count for HEAR requirements when combined with two units of successfully completed college preparatory English.
    **College-preparatory ESL mathematics/science courses that include content and academic rigor/level comparable to other acceptable courses may satisfy HEAR requirements.
    ***American Sign Language (ASL) courses can count toward the World/Foreign Language requirement.

    ****Acceptable Academic Electives include additional courses in English, mathematics, natural/physical sciences and social sciences, foreign languages, art, music, journalism, drama, computer science, honors, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate courses, and appropriate CTE courses.