Louisiana Core 4 Curriculum

Louisiana Basic Core Curriculum

English - 4 units
English I, II, III, and IV

 

English – 4 units
English I, II, III and IV or Senior Applications in
English

 
Math – 4 units
  Algebra I or Algebra I-Pt. 2 or Applied Algebra I
  Geometry
  Algebra II
  Remaining unit shall come from the following:
  Financial Math, Math Essentials, Advanced
  Math–Pre-Calculus, Advanced Math–Functions
  and Statistics, Pre-Calculus, Calculus,
  Probability and Statistics, Discrete Math, or a
  locally-initiated elective approved by BESE as a math substitute.
 

Math – 4 units
Algebra I or Algebra I-Pt1 and Algebra I-Pt 2 or
Applied Algebra I
Geometry
Remaining units shall come from the following:
Algebra II, Financial Math, Math Essentials,
Advanced Math–Pre-Calculus, Advanced
Math–Functions and Statistics, Pre-Calculus,
Calculus, Probability and Statistics, Discrete
Math, or a locally-initiated elective approved
by BESE as a math substitute

Science – 4 units
  Biology (MANDATORY)
  Chemistry (MANDATORY)
  2 units from the following: Physical Science,
  Integrated Science, Physics I, Physics of
  Technology I, Aerospace Science, Biology II,
  Chemistry II, Earth Science, Environmental
  Science, Physics II, Physics of Technology II,
  Agriscience II, Anatomy and Physiology, or a
  locally initiated elective approved by BESE as a  science substitute.*


Science – 3 units
Biology (MANDATORY)
1 unit from physical science cluster: Physical
Science, Integrated Science, Chemistry I,
Physics I, or Physics of Technology I
1 unit from Aerospace Science, Biology II,
Chemistry II, Earth Science, Environmental
Science, Physics II, Physics of Technology II,
Agriscience II, Anatomy and Physiology, an
additional course from the physical Science
cluster, or a locally initiated elective
approved by BESE as a science substitute.

 
 

Social Studies – 4 units
½ unit of Civics or AP American Government 
(MANDATORY)
½ unit of Free Enterprise. (MANDATORY)
American History (MANDATORY)
1 unit from the following: World History, World
Geography, Western Civilization, or AP
European History
1 unit from World History, World Geography,
Western Civilization, AP European History,
Civics (second semester – ½ credit), Law
Studies, Psychology, Sociology, or African
American Studies*

 

Social Studies – 3 unit units
American History (MANDATORY)
½ unit of Civics or AP American Government 
  (MANDATORY)
½ unit of Free Enterprise. (MANDATORY)
1 unit from World History, Western Civilization,
World Geography, or AP European History

 
Health – ½ Unit
 
Health – ½ Unit

 Physical Education – 1½ units
 
Physical Education – 1½ units

 

Foreign Language – 2 units
2 units from the same foreign language or 2
units of speech


Electives – 8 units
Education for Careers or Journey to Careers*
Shall include the minimum courses required to
complete a Career/Technical Area of
Concentration*
*Effective with entering 9th graders 2010-2011 and
  beyond

 
 

Arts – 1 unit
Fine Arts Survey or one unit of Art, Dance,
Music, or Theatre*

 
 

Electives – 3 units
*Approved IBC-related course may be substituted

 
 Total credits = 24 Credits Total Credits = 24 Credits

TOPS Core Curriculum – Starting with class of 2014

 Units

Course 1

ENGLISH = 4 Units

(1 Unit)

English I

(1 Unit)

English II

(1 Unit)

English III

(1 Unit)

English IV

MATH = 4 Units

(1 Unit)

Algebra I (1 unit) or Integrated Mathematics I or Applied Algebra or Applied Algebra 1A and 1B (2 units) or Algebra I – Part I and Algebra I – Part 2 (2 units) or Applied Mathematics I and Applied Mathematics II (2 units)

(1 Unit)

Algebra II or Integrated Mathematics II

(2 Units)

Geometry or Calculus or Applied Geometry or Integrated Mathematics III or Applied Mathematics III or Advanced Math–Pre-Calculus or Advanced Math–Functions and Statistics or Pre-Calculus or Probability and Statistics or Discrete Mathematics or Algebra III

SCIENCE = 4 Units

(1 Unit)

Biology I or Biology II

(1 Unit)

Chemistry I or Chemistry Com or Chemistry II

(2 Units)

Earth Science or Environmental Science or Integrated Science or Physical Science or Biology II or Chemistry II or Physics or Physics II or Physics for Technology I or Physics for Technology II or Agriscience I and II (both for 1 unit)

SOCIAL STUDIES = 4 Units

(1 Unit)

American History

(2 Units)

World History, Western Civilization or World Geography or European History

(1 Unit)

Civics and Free Enterprise (one unit combined) or Civics (one unit) or AP American Government (one unit)

FINE ARTS = 1 Unit

(1 Unit)

Fine Arts Survey; (or substitute 2 units performance courses in music, dance, or theater; or 2 units of studio art or 2 units of visual art; or 1 elective from among the other subjects listed in this core curriculum) or Speech III and Speech IV (both units)

FOREIGN LANGUAGE =

2 Units

(2 Units)

Foreign Language, both units in the same language

TOTAL = 19 Units

 

20 on ACT; 2.5 GPA