High School Plan (4 Years)


A. Plan One - Example Humanities High School Schedule

  1. 9th Grade: English 1, Algebra 1, Foreign Language 1, Biology, Elective/VPA, PE 

  2. 10th Grade: English 2, Geometry, Foreign Language 2, History, Science, Elective/VPA, PE

  3. 11th Grade: English 3, Algebra 2, Foreign Language 3, History, Chemistry, Elective

  4. 12th Grade: English 4, Math Analysis or Precalculus (Statistics or Financial Math does not fulfill this requirement ) Government/Economics, Elective, Elective

B. Plan Two - Example STEM High School Schedule

  1. 8th Grade: Algebra 1, First year foreign Language

  2. 9th Grade: Geometry, English 1, H Biology, Foreign Language 2, Elective/VPA, PE

  3. 10th Grade: Algebra 2, English 2, History, Anatomy or Environmental Science or general science, Foreign Language 3, AP Computer Science Principles or Statistics or AP Statistics, PE 

  4. 11th Grade: Math Analysis/Pre Calculus/ Honors, English 3, History, H Chemistry, AP Computer Science,  or Statistics or AP Statistics 

  5. 12th Grade: Calculus  AP Calculus AB or  AP Calculus BC, English 4, Physics, Government/Economics,  Elective, Elective

High School Goals:

3.0 GPA, Extracurricular Activities (Clubs)

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UC DOORWAYS - Only take classes from this list. This is the approved high school classes that you will get credit for from Colleges.

Summer Programs


Bay Area college prep program (Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco and Solano counties) to empower underserved students and prepare them for college and career success. Apply Spring of 9th grade. Must have completed Algebra. 90% of students go onto higher education immediately following high school.

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Postsecondary education and financial aid while raising the achievement levels of low-income, elementary and secondary school students or geographic regions with documented low-eligibility or college participation rates, and who are first in their families to attend college. Has largest Bilingual College Fair in Northern CA


UC Berkeley cannot arrange housing Classes  

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TRIO Programs housed in the Student Outreach and Recruitment Services office is a federally funded college opportunity program that focuses on first-generation students in middle schools and high school students

Non Profit AfterSchool Programs


Ascend  is an Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound  K-8school that collaborates closely with the Museum of Children’s Art (MOCHA), the Oakland Youth Chorus, and Alameda County Office of Education. Family involvement and community partnerships play a critical role at ASCEND. We work closely with Oakland Community Organizations and the Bay Area Coalition for Equitable Schools. Ascend is 80% Latino, 8% Asian, 6% African American, 5% Multi-Racial, and 1% Filipino.


Black Diamond Middle School 7th and 8th grade only - dual immersion spanish/english


C.K. McClatchy HS Criminal Justice Academy, Humanities and International Studies Program , Law and Public Policy Academy, Visual and Performing Arts Academy: Alameda HS Contra Costa,   San Francisco 

  1. Upward Bound  (Castlemont HS, Coliseum College Preparatory Academy, De Anza HS, Fremont HS, Kennedy HS, Life Academy HS, LPS Oakland, McClymonds HS, Oakland HS, Oakland Technical HS, Richmond HS, Skyline HS, El Cerrito HS, JK Kennedy HS, Richmond HS, Pinole Valley HS)

    1. Must be a US citizen or permanent resident or in the process of becoming a resident

    2. Must be a first-generation college-bound student (neither parent has a BA/BS or 4-year college degree)

    3. Family’s taxable income must meet Federal TRIO Low-Income Levels or the family receives federal or state assistance such as food stamps, free lunch, AFDC, Cal-Works, Section 8, etc.

    4. Attend one of our target schools

      1. Upward Bound Math/Science with Summer on campus Berkeley component  

      2. African Male Pipeline/Women in STEAM Berkeley Trio Pre-College Program West Contra Costa  

  2. METS PROGRAM  - youth in Oakland, Castlemont HS, Coliseum College Preparatory Academy, Fremont HS, Life Academy HS, LPS Oakland, Oakland Technical HS 

  3. AVID    AVID LAUSD   AVID SFUSD (takes up elective spot)

  4. Upward Bound Housing 

    1. provides homeless families with housing and supportive services to suit their specific needs. The programs are designed to empower homeless parents and their children to obtain housing stability, build healthy relationships, and enjoy emotional and financial well-being . A team of professional staff offers an array of services in housing, employment and evidence-based, trauma-informed care to over 200 families annually. Program services are in Santa Monica, Culver City, Compton and South Los Angeles.

  5. Questbridge  High school seniors who have shown outstanding academic ability despite financial challenges. Top 5-10% of graduating class 1280/27 on standardized tests. Finalists typically come from households earning less than $65,000 annually for a typical family of four 

  6. MESA was born out of the concern for the lack of opportunity for African American students. MESA serves over 350 middle and high schools, 40 community colleges and 13 universities in California.  

  7. Our Library BOOKS 

College Programs


If you are applying to out of state 4 year college and would like to have in state tuition, you can apply to the WUE schools program and it is major dependent. 60 colleges located in the western region of the United States. For more information and to see if your school of interest is a WUE school, click on the link below. You will need to apply directly to the school of the school of interest website, not WUE's. The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is a system of more than 1.