Standardized Lists


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Standardized Lists

These comprehensive lists define courses that qualify student membership in CSF.  All courses offered at your school MUST be considered with the exceptions as noted in the bylaws (P.E., Courses taken in lieu of P.E., Lab/Teacher Assistant, Library/Office Aide, Study Hall, Repeated courses, Courses taken on a pass/fail basis).

If you are unable to find an equivalent course title on the standardized lists for a course offered at your school, please rely on the descriptions from the CSF bylaws provided  under each category to determine placement.

 

Courses on List I are ONLY the core curriculum classes as defined in the state framework. List I courses are:

  • Grade-level appropriate (non-remedial), fulfill college preparatory requirements, and commonly taught in high schools throughout California

 

Sheltered/Bilingual sections of the courses below are included on List I; Honors, AP, and IB sections and college courses of the subjects listed below are included on List I.

Any college prep course substituted for and fulfilling the same requirement as a specific List I course may be considered a List I course.

Any course listed below whose grades are established based on a reduced standard does not qualify for List I.

*Online courses: If a classroom version of any course listed below is
available at the school, the online version *MAY NOT* be used for List I. However, if there is no alternative available for the student to complete his/her graduation or college admissions requirements at the school, and the adviser can affirm that the course assessment is monitored by a teacher, it may count for List I.

ENGLISH

All required 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade-level courses which meet college entrance requirements, including Honors, AP, and IB

  • American Comp
  • American Lit
  • British Lit/Comp
  • ELL English (fulfills ELA graduation requirements)
  • English CP
  • English Intensive
  • English Language/Comp
  • English Literature/Comp
  • Expository Reading & Writing
  • Language Arts
  • Modern Lit/Comp
  • World Lit/Comp

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

All courses which include grammar and literature, including Honors, AP, and IB

  • Chinese/Mandarin
  • French
  • French Comp/Lit
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • Spanish Language
  • Spanish Lit
  • Spanish Comp/Lit
  • Spanish for Spanish Speakers

 

MATHEMATICS

First year Algebra or its equivalent, completed in one year; Integrated Math I, I, III (taken in the place of Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II); Geometry; Algebra II; and all math courses which required second year Algebra as a prerequisite, including Honors, AP, and IB

  • Advanced Math/Trig
  • Algebra I & II
  • Calculus
  • Elementary Calculus
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Finite Math
  • Geometry
  • Math 1, 2, 3 (if meets above definition)
  • Math Analysis
  • Trig
  • Statistics
  • Statistics/Probability

 

SCIENCE

All courses which are in the core curriculum and fulfill the science framework requirements, and require Biology or Chemistry as prerequisites, including Honors, AP, and IB

  • Agricultural Biology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science (AP only)
  • Human Anatomy
  • Marine Biology
  • Physics
  • Physiology

 

SOCIAL SCIENCE

All courses which are in the core curriculum and fulfill the Social Science framework requirements, including Honors, AP, and IB

  • American Government/Civics
  • Economics
  • U.S. History
  • U.S. Government/Politics
  • World History/European History

Courses on List II are those courses not listed on List I which must meet the same academic standards.

The following are List II courses. Other courses of equivalent academic caliber may be included on List II with the approval of the CSF Registrar. 

*Online courses: If a classroom version of any course listed below is
available at the school, the online version *MAY NOT* be used for List II. However, if there is no alternative available for the student to complete his/her graduation or college admissions requirements at the school, and the adviser can affirm that the course assessment is monitored by a teacher, it may count for List II.

ENGLISH

  • Advanced Grammar
  • African American Studies
  • Applied Communications
  • Chicano Literature
  • Children’s Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Debate
  • Diaries & Journals
  • English (not on List I)
  • Film & Literature
  • Humanities
  • Journalism
  • Latin American Studies
  • Mexican American Lit
  • Mystery Fiction
  • Mythology
  • Poetry
  • Public Speaking
  • Short Story
  • Speech
  • Transitional Writing
  • Writing Workshop
  • Elective English classes which meet List II standards and are not graduation requirement offerings.

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

  • American Sign Language
  • Conversational Spanish, French, etc.
  • Introductory Foreign Language

 

MATHEMATICS

  • Algebra 1a/1b
  • Principles of Geometry

 

SCIENCE

  • Ag Science
  • Applied Earth Science
  • Applied Physics
  • Astronomy
  • Conceptual Chemistry
  • Conceptual Physics
  • Earth Science
  • Environmental Science
  • General Biology
  • Life Science
  • Oceanography
  • Physical Science
  • Principles of Physics
  • Project Lead the Way – all courses

 

SOCIAL SCIENCE

  • Behavioral Science
  • Contemporary Issues
  • Criminal Law
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Geography
  • History & Future
  • Human Geography
  • International Relations
  • Law
  • Military History
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Western Civilization

 

Ethics/Philosophy/Religion

All courses which meet List II criteria

 

BUSINESS

  • Accounting
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Language
  • Computer Programming
  • Information Systems
  • Marketing

 

FINE ARTS

  • Art History
  • Music Theory

 

OTHER

  • Academic Decathlon
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Mock Trial
  • Advanced ESL/ELD (the highest offered provided lower level courses offered on List III)

 

If you are unable to find an equivalent course title on the standardized List II for a course offered at your school, please rely on the descriptions from the CSF bylaws provided under each category to determine placement.

  

The following are List III courses. List III also includes all other subjects offered which are not on List I or II subject to the exceptions listed at the top of this page.

ENGLISH

  • Edge
  • Language Skills
  • Newspaper Production
  • SEI
  • Speed Reading
  • Yearbook

 

MATHEMATICS

  • Consumer/Applied/Business Math
  • General Math
  • Math A, B, C
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Tech Math

 

SOCIAL SCIENCE

  • Peer Counseling
  • Leadership
  • Student Government

 

BUSINESS

  • Bookkeeping
  • Computer Accounting
  • Computer Applications
  • Computer Literacy
  • Criminal & Civil Law
  • Creative Computer Application
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Web Design
  • 3D Animation

 

HOME ECONOMICS

  • Child Development
  • Culinary Arts
  • Fashion
  • Foods
  • Interior Design
  • Intro Consumer Family Living
  • Sewing

 

VISUAL/PERFORMING ARTS

All performance courses including all levels

  • 3D Design
  • Advanced Band
  • Advanced Orchestra
  • AP Studio Art
  • Art
  • Band
  • Ceramics
  • Choir/Chorus (all)
  • Contemporary Video
  • Dance (not for P.E. credit)
  • Design
  • Digital Film & Photography
  • Digital Imagery
  • Digital Media
  • Drawing/Painting
  • Drama
  • Graphic Arts
  • Guitar
  • Instruments
  • Jazz Band
  • Media in Art
  • Music Appreciation
  • Oral Interpretation
  • Orchestra
  • Percussion
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Theater Arts
  • Theater Tech
  • Video Production
  • Vocal Production
  • Wind Ensemble

 

INDUSTRIAL ARTS

  • All shop classes
  • Auto
  • Building Trades
  • Computer Drawing/CAD
  • Construction
  • Drafting (all)
  • Electronics
  • Home Improvement
  • Robotics
  • Welding

 

AGRICULTURE

  • All courses not meeting List I or List II science requirements
  • Ag 1 & 2
  • Ag Leadership

 

OTHER

  • All online classes (unless no alternative available for students to complete graduation/college admissions requirements)
  • AVID
  • Driver’s Ed
  • Career Education
  • ESL/ELD (all levels except highest offered)
  • Health
  • ROP (all)
  • ROTC
  • Senior Project
  • Work Experience

 

If you are unable to find an equivalent course title on the standardized List III for a course offered at your school, please rely on the descriptions from the CSF bylaws we provide under each category to determine placement.