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The Governing Board recognizes that a well-articulated sequence of courses fosters academic progress and makes the best possible use of instructional time. The Board shall adopt a course of study that ensures smooth transitions among the schools and leads to the fulfillment of district graduation requirements. The Superin-tendent or designee shall establish processes for ensuring the articulation of courses across grade levels.

Courses of study for secondary grades shall prepare students to meet the requirements and prerequisites for admission to California public colleges and universities and/or attain entry-level employment skills in business or industry upon graduation from high school. (Education Code 51228)

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that all otherwise qualified students have a timely opportunity, within the four years before graduation, to enroll in each course required for admission to California public colleges and universities. (Education Code 51228)

The Superintendent or designee shall develop a process by which courses are submitted to the University of California for review and certification in order to meet university admission criteria, and shall maintain an accurate list of all current high school courses that have been so certified.

In addition, the course of study for high school students shall include instructions in skills and knowledge for adult life and career technical training. (Education Code 51224)

Guidance services shall be available to help students select courses relevant to their academic needs and future goals.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

33319.3 Driver education; CDE materials on road rage

33540 Government and civics instruction in interaction with government agencies

51202 Instruction in personal and public health and safety

51203 Instruction on alcohol, narcotics and restricted dangerous drugs

51204 Course of study designed for student's needs

51204.5 History of California; contributions of men, women and ethnic groups to development of state and nations

51210-51212 Areas of study for grades 1-6

51220-51228 Course of study for grades 7-12

51241 Exemption from physical education

51911-51921 Comprehensive health educational plans

51934 Instruction on AIDS and AIDS prevention

51940 Curriculum for brain and spinal cord injury prevention

66204 Certification of high school courses as meeting university admission criteria

GOVERNMENT CODE

3543.2 Scope of representation

HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE

11032 Definition of dangerous drugs

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

10020 Driver education

10060 Physical education program

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

6101-6251 School-to-Work Opportunities Act of 1994

Management Resources:

WEB SITES

CDE: http:// www.cde.ca.gov

University of California, College Prep Online Courses and Services: http://www.uccp.org

Policy LA CANADA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: July 15, 2003 La Canada Flintridge, California