NON DEPARTMENTAL COURSES AND ELECTIVES
AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) - Grade 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: 9th grade: Completed & approved AVID application. Must meet AVID Program criteria for acceptance; including a 2.0 minimum middle school GPA (no D's or F's) and 3.0 citizenship. Enrollment in advanced and honors courses is highly encouraged. Previous enrollment in AVID at the middle school level is preferred.
10th grade: same as above except: 2.8 GPA in “a-g” courses (no D's or F's); 3.0 citizenship; and completion of 9th grade AVID with a grade of A is preferred. Enrollment in advanced/honors/AP classes is highly encouraged.
11th grade: Completed AVID application on file. Must meet AVID Program criteria including a 2.8 GPA in “a-g” courses; 3.0 minimum citizenship GPA; and completion of 9th and/or 10th grade AVID with a grade of C or higher; students must have prior high school AVID experience. Enrollment in advanced/honors/AP classes including AP U.S. History and/or AP English Language is highly encouraged.
12th grade: Completed AVID application on file. Must meet AVID Program criteria including a 2.8 minimum GPA in “a-g” courses (no D's or F's); 3.0 minimum citizenship GPA; completion of 9th – 11th grade AVID with a grade of C or higher; and SAT Reasoning Test/ACT & SAT Subject Tests completion. Enrollment in rigorous courses, including a minimum of two AP/college courses. Seniors must meet all four-year college course and test requirements as well as PLHS graduation requirements.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT 1,2 (ASB) - Grades 9,10,11,12
Prerequisites: Recommendation of counselor and approval of instructor. Election in the spring for an ASB office or selection as a commissioner. All commissioners and grade-level officers are required to take this course.