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As of May 2006, specific courses from the Santa Rosa Junior College IGETC list have been identified as courses that, when completed, will receive an extra grade point on the high school transcript in Petaluma. The criteria used to create this list are as follows:

1. SRJC courses listed on the IGETC that are equivalent to PCS weighted courses will be weighted, OR

2. SRJC courses listed on the IGETC that are a higher level than courses offered at PCS secondary schools will be weighted, OR

3. SRJC courses listed on the IGETC that require English 1A as a co-requisite or prerequisite will be weighted.

The following list of courses meets the above criteria. The number shown in parenthesis relates to the criteria listed above. Courses are listed in the order in which they appear on the IGETC:

• English 1A, Reading and Composition (1)

• English 5, Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking (2 & 3)

• Philosophy 5, Critical Thinking/Writing (3)

• Speech 9, Critical Thinking and Argumentation (3)

• Math 1A, Calculus First Course (1)

• Math 1B, Calculus Second Course (2)

• Math 4, Discrete Mathematics (2)

• Math 15, Elementary Statistics with Computer (1)

• Math 27, College Algebra and Trigonometry (1)

• English 1B, Literature and Composition (2 & 3)

• English 2, Introduction to the Novel (2 & 3)

• English 3, Introduction to Poetry (2 & 3)

• English 7, introduction to the Short Story (2 & 3)

• English 22, Ethnic Diversity in American Literature (2 & 3)

• English 27, Introduction to Shakespeare (2 & 3)

• English 30.1, American Literature: Pre-Colonial Period to the Civil War (2 & 3)

• English 30.2, American Literature from 1865 to Present (2 & 3)

• English 31, African American Arts and Literature (2 & 3)

• English 32, Asian American Literature (2 & 3)

• English 33, Chicano/Chicana Arts and Literature (2 & 3)

• English 44.1, European Literature from the Ancient through the Renaissance (2 & 3)

• English 44.2, European Literature from the 17th C. to the Present (2 & 3)

• English 46.1, Survey of English Literature (2 & 3)

• English 46.2, Survey of English Literature (2 & 3)

• French 3, Intermediate French, Part 1 (1)

• French 4, Intermediate French (1)

• German 3, Intermediate German, Part 1 (2)

• German 4, Intermediate German, Part 2 (2)

• Italian 3, Intermediate Italian, Part 1 (2)

• Italian 4, Intermediate Italian, Part 2 (2)

• Latin 3, Part I (2)

• Latin 4, Part II (2)

• Spanish 3, Part I (1)

• Spanish 4, Part II (1)

• Economics 1A, Principles of Economics (1)

• Economics 1B, Principles of Economics (2)

• History 17.2, History of the United States from 1877 to Present (1)

• Political Science 1, Introduction to the United States Government (1)

• Psychology 1A, Introduction to Psychology (1)

• Psychology 5, Abnormal Psychology (2)

• Chemistry 1A, General Chemistry (1 & 2)

• Chemistry 1B, General Chemistry (2)

• Chemistry 4A, General Chemistry with Quantitative Analysis (2)

• Chemistry 4B, General Chemistry with Quantitative Analysis (2)

• Chemistry 8, Introduction to Organic Chemistry (2)

• Physics 2A, General Physics Lecture (1 & 2)

• Physics 2B, General Physics Lecture (2)

• Physics 3A, General Physics Lab (1 & 2)

• Physics 3B, General Physics Lab (2)

• Physics 4A, Physics for Scientists and Engineers (2)

• Physics 4B, Physics for Scientists and Engineers (2)

• Physics 4C, Physics for Scientists and Engineers (2)

• Biology 2A, Fundamentals of Biology (2)

• Biology 2B, Fundamentals of Biology (2)

• Biology 3, Fundamentals of Biology (Cell and Molecular) (2)

• Microbiology 5, General Microbiology (2)

• Physiology 1, Human Physiology (2)

Gateway to College Program

Students that are credit deficient, at-risk of dropping out, or have dropped out, and meet the admission requirements for the Gateway to College Charter Academy will have the opportunity to take courses through Santa Rosa Junior College that generate credits towards earning a high school diploma. All courses that a student takes while enrolled in the Gateway Academy will be awarded grade points on the 4.0 scale when determining high school GPA's. Courses taken after the Foundation (first) Semester articulate to PCS courses as follows:

Petaluma City Schools Graduation Course SRJC Courses* which will meet PCS Requirement Graduation Requirements.

English English 1A ,1B, or 5

4 years (40 credits)

Social Studies History 4.2

World History (10 credits) U.S. History 17.2

U.S. History - 1 year (10 credits) ECON 1

Economics - 1 semester (5 credits) POLS 1

Civics - 1 semester (5 credits)

Mathematics Math 150A and Math 150B or Math 151

Algebra (10 credits) N/A

Geometry (10 credits) Math 155

Algebra II Math 15

AP Stats Math 27 or Math 25 and Math 28

Math Analysis/Trigonometry Math 1A

Calculus A/B

Science

Life Science - 1 year (10 credits) Bio 10

Physical Science - 1 year (10 credits) Chem 42, Chem 1A or Chem 60, or

Physics 20 & 20L

Physical Education

2 years (20 credits) Physical Education: Any physical education or Dance class

Visual and Performing Arts /Foreign Language

1 year (10 credits) Any Foreign Language class

Art 3, 4, 5

Art 7A, 14A, 14B, 14C, 31A, 31B, 31C, 31D

Math/Science Related

1 year (10 credits) Any Math or Science class

Human Interaction (5 credits) N/A

*Any SRJC Course that has any of the courses listed in the right-hand column above as a pre-requisite will also meet PCS Graduation Course Requirements.

Any additional credits earned beyond those needed to meet the above requirements, will be applied toward the elective credit requirement.

Any junior college course may be used to meet elective credit requirements.

Each junior college unit earned equals 3.33 high school credits, e.g. a three unit junior college course will equal 10 high school credits.

It is impossible to anticipate all cases and assorted particularities that might arise in college level courses, assigning credits and grade weighting. It is the intent that the grade weighting and assigning of credits policy be fair, uniform, simple, and comprehensive while reinforcing and rewarding students' academic effort without unintentionally encouraging students to complete high school graduation requirements outside high school. If a situation arises that is not addressed in this Board Policy, Administrative Regulation, or Exhibit, the student may appeal in writing to Superintendent or designee.

Exhibit PETALUMA CITY SCHOOLS

version: June 13, 2006 Petaluma, California

revised: October 8, 2013