Four-Year Course Plan Guidelines


Below are planning guidelines to help students select classes for each of their four years at Elmwood Park High School.

Click any of the sections to see the courses required or recommended for that year.
 

REQUIREMENTS

EPHS GRADUATION

COLLEGE BOUND 1

English

English 9

English 9 (Regular or Honors)

Math

Algebra I

Algebra I or Core-Plus Math I Honors 2

Science

Biology

Biology (Regular or Honors)

Social Studies

Civics

Civics or AP Human Geography

Physical Education

PE I

PE I

Writing

Effective Writing

Effective Writing

Elective

Elective (1.0 credits)

Elective (1.0 credits)
Core-Plus Math II Honors if Core-Plus
Math I Honors also taken (1.0 credits) 3

Elective

Elective (1.0 credits)

Elective (1.0 credits)
World Language is strongly recommended

College-bound students: If you plan to attend a four-year college/university, it is recommended that during your EPHS career you take four English, four math, three or more science, three or more social studies, two or more world language — and that you take them all at the highest academic level that is appropriate. (These recommendations are in addition to other graduation requirements.) 

Students who take Core-Plus Math I Honors take Core-Plus Math II Honors as one elective course in order to be on track to AP-level mathematics.

See footnote 2 above.

REQUIREMENTS

EPHS GRADUATION

COLLEGE BOUND 1

English

English 10

English 10 (Regular or Honors)

Math

Geometry

Geometry or Core-Plus Math III Honors

Science

Chemistry

Chemistry (Regular or Honors)

Social Studies

World History

World History or AP World History 2

Physical Education

PE II

PE II

Elective

Health (0.5 credits)
Elective (0.5 credits)

Health (0.5 credits)
Elective (0.5 credits)

Elective

Elective (1.0 credits)

Elective (1.0 credits)

Elective

Elective (1.0 credits)

Elective (1.0 credits)
World Language is strongly recommended

College-bound students: If you plan to attend a four-year college/university, it is recommended that during your EPHS career you take four English, four math, three or more science, three or more social studies, two or more world language — and that you take them all at the highest academic level that is appropriate. (These recommendations are in addition to other graduation requirements.) 

AP World History is a two-credit course, requiring one elective credit to be used for the second semester of the course.

REQUIREMENTS

EPHS GRADUATION

COLLEGE BOUND 1

English

English 11

English 11 (Regular or Honors) or
AP English Language and Composition

Math

Algebra II or Financial Math

Algebra II, Core-Plus Math IV Honors,
AP Statistics, AP Calculus AB
or AP Calculus BC

Science

Physics

Physics or AP Physics 1

Social Studies

United States History

United States History or
AP United States History

Physical Education

PE III, Strength & Conditioning,
Competitive Team Sports

PE III, Strength & Conditioning,
Competitive Team Sports

Elective

Consumer Education

Consumer Education

Elective

Elective (1.0 credits)

Elective (1.0 credits)

Elective

Elective (1.0 credits)

Elective (1.0 credits)

All AP courses listed in the College Bound column for junior year are two-credit courses, requiring one elective credit to be used for the second semester of the course.

REQUIREMENTS

EPHS GRADUATION

COLLEGE BOUND 1

English

English 12

English 12 (Regular or Honors) or
AP English Literature and Composition

Physical Education

PE IV, Strength & Conditioning,
Competitive Team Sports

PE IV, Strength & Conditioning,
Competitive Team Sports

Elective

Elective (1.0 credits)

Math Selection:
Transitional Math, Financial Math,
Pre-Calculus, AP Statistics, AP Calculus AB
or AP Calculus BC

Elective

Elective (1.0 credits)

Science Selection:
Anatomy and Physiology Honors,
AP Chemistry, AP Physics 2

Elective

Elective (1.0 credits)

Social Studies Selection:
AP Government, other
Social Studies elective

Elective

Elective (1.0 credits)

Elective (1.0 credits)

Elective

Elective (1.0 credits)

Elective (1.0 credits)

Elective

Elective (1.0 credits)

Elective (1.0 credits)

All AP courses listed in the College Bound column for senior year are two-credit courses, requiring one elective credit to be used for the second semester of the course, with the exception of AP Government, which is a one-credit course.