8 semesters of English
6 semesters of Mathematics
6 semesters in Science
- 2 semesters in Life Science
- 2 semesters in Physical Science
- 2 semesters in Additional Science
6 semesters of Social Sciences
4 semesters of Physical Education
2 semesters of Fine Arts or Foreign Language
1 semester of Sociology
3 semesters of Electives
In order to be eligible to attend any school in the University of California (UC) or the California State University (CSU) systems as a freshman, you must take certain classes in high school. These classes are known as the "A-G Subjects."
A - History/Social Science - 2 years required
Two years of history/social science, including one year of World History, Cultures of Geography; and one year of U.S. History or 1 semester of U.S. history and 1 semester of American Government/Civics.
B - English - 4 years required
Four years of college preparatory English. Students may only use one year of ELD.
C - Mathematics - 3 years required, 4 years recommended
Three years of college preparatory mathematics that include the topics covered in Elementary Algebra, Geometry, and Advanced Algebra.
D - Laboratory Science - 2 years required, 3 years recommended
One year of life science and one year of physical science.
E - Language other than English - 2 years required, 3 recommended
Two years of the same language other than English.
F - Visual and Performing Arts - 1 year required
One yearlong approved arts course from a single VPA discipline: dance, drama/theatre, music or visual art.
G - College Preparatory Electives - 1 year required
One year (two semesters), in addition those required in "A-F" above. All courses must be listed under "A-F."
McLane High School has an in-depth Advanced Placement program, offering the sixteen AP courses listed below. The following classes are offered to meet the needs of the most able students. Selection is based upon the marks earned by students in prerequisite courses and test scores. Text books are selected from those actually used in representative colleges. These courses prepare students to take the Advanced Placement Test(s). Colleges grant credit and/or placement to students who have scored appropriately on the examinations. Honor courses are offered in all subject areas. For more information contact the Counseling Department.
AP Spanish Language
AP Spanish Literature
AP U.S. Government/Politics
AP U.S. History
AP Human Geography
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP English Language & Composition
AP English Literature & Composition
AP Environmental Science
AP European History