College and Career Planning

Guidance Services

The Guidance Department of Ivy High School is committed to providing the following services to students and parents. The program is designed to help students plan for a positive and productive high school and post-high school career.

Grades 9 and 10:

  • Four-Year Plans and transition to high school
  • Registration and scheduling
  • Credit evaluation and review of student’s graduation progress; adjustments to 4-year education plans
  • College/Career center orientation and presentations
  • PSAT/SAT testing opportunities
  • Emotional, behavioral, and personal problem counseling
  • College Field Trips

Grade 11:

  • All services listed for grade 9 and 10
  • Credit evaluation and graduation status review
  • SAT Testing opportunities

Four-year educational plans and post-high school goals review

  • Individual conferences to review graduation status and post-secondary plans
  • Advanced Placement examinations
  • College selection, application process, and entrance requirements assistance
  • College/Career center research
  • Educational needs and option discussion
  • Career exploration for grades 9, 10, and 11
  • College applications and financial aid information
  • College letters of recommendation upon request
  • Conference with community college educational advisor

High School A-G Course Requirements

Ivy Academia will strive to ensure that all students meet the University of California's A-G requirements and the National College Athletic Association (NCAA) requirements by the time they graduate, so that our students will be prepared should they want to attend a UC or CSU campus or play sports for a Division I or Division II school.

In accordance with the A-Gs, high school level math and foreign language, taken in middle school may be counted toward pre-requisites for high school provided the student continues taking upper-level math and continues their specific foreign language study while in high school. These instances must have prior approval from the Counselor.

Students in grades 9-12 follow applicable California standards.  Ivy Academia maintains the following graduation requirements that are in accordance with University of California A-G requirements and for WASC accreditation.


UC/CSU eligibility


Ivy Academia Graduation


Social Science

2 years

30 units

(3 years)


4 years

40 units

(4 years)


3 years,4 recommended

30 units

 (3 years, 4 recommended)

Laboratory Science

2 years, 3 recommended

20 units

(2 years, 3 recommended)

Foreign Language

2 years of same language,

 3 recommended

20 units

(2 years, 3 recommended)

Visual/Performing Arts

1 year

10 units

(1 year)




20 units

(2 years)

Physical Education


20 units

(2 years)



5 units

(1 semester)

College Prep Elective

1 year

25 units

 (5 semesters)


Students need a minimum of 220 credits to graduate.  Ivy’s standard course sequence is as follows. Ivy will offer “TWO PATHWAYS”, the Academia Pathway and the College Preparatory Pathway. Please refer to the table below:


Academia Pathway


English 9

Math (Alg, Geometry or Alg. 2


Freshman Seminar/Health

Foreign Language



English 10

Math (Geometry, Alg. 2, Pre-Calculus)

Biology or Chemistry

World History

Spanish 2



English 11

Math Alg. 2, Pre-Calculus

U.S. History

Chemistry or Physics

Business 1



English 12


Business 2

Visual/Performing Arts

Elective (Math Recommended)

Elective (Science Recommended)


The elective courses will follow the UC requirements accordingly. Additional advanced courses (not lower division or introductory) from the required taken in social science, mathematics, laboratory science, foreign language, and visual and performing arts may count as the elective course in order to meet UC/CSU eligibility.


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