The best start to your college experience is good high school preparation. Calvin's recommendations and requirements can help you plan your high school schedule.
|Subject||Recommended High School Program||Required for Admission|
|English||4 years||3 years|
|Math||4 years||3 years (college prep)|
|Natural Sciences||2 years, including lab experience||2-4 years, including lab|
|Social Sciences||3 years||2-3 years|
|Foreign Language||2 years||none|
|Electives||3 years (college prep courses, keyboarding)||none|
You can use this course planning chart to help you plan your high school curriculum.
While accelerated courses such as Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate are not required for entrance to college, they are good options for ambitious, talented students and may translate into college credit. You do not have to take advanced level courses in all subjects. It is best to stretch yourself in those fields where you are strong and have serious interest.