Academic Choice Curriculum

Our humanities curriculum invites students to ask questions and draw inferences, to develop techniques for critical reading and expository writing, and to analyze and articulate different points of view. Student preparation for collegiate study is fundamental to our curricular philosophy, with an emphasis on the development of essential research skills (including critical analysis and synthesis, and the construction of persuasive written and verbal arguments). We not only seek to prepare students to be college eligible, but also to assist them in a highly competitive admissions process.

Students enrolled in AC fulfill the learning community’s requirements within AC. All remaining courses needed to fulfill high school graduation and college eligibility requirements are chosen as electives from the following departments: African American Studies, Arts: Visual & Performing, Physical Education, Technology and World Languages.

*Placement into Algebra I, Honors Geometry, or higher level math based on math department assessment.

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    Leadership Meetings 2016-17 (Library)
    May 1, 2017
    8:30 am - 9:30 am
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    Book Drives (C Bldg Gallery)
    May 1, 2017
    1:00 pm - 1:01 pm
    C Bldg Gallery
    Track: All Levels Postseason Coaches' Meeting vs Hayward, Alameda, Arroyo, Berkeley, Castro Valley, Encinal, Hayward, Mt. Eden, Bishop O'Dowd, Piedmont, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Tennyson (Away)
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: May 1, 2017 - 7:00 pm
    Location: Hayward High A-Hall
    Description: Type: conference Opponent: Hayward, Alameda, Arroyo, Berkeley, Castro Valley, Encinal, Hayward, Mt. Eden, Bishop O'Dowd, Piedmont, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Tennyson
    Book Drives (C Bldg Gallery)
    May 2, 2017
    1:00 pm - 1:01 pm
    C Bldg Gallery
    Baseball: Boys Varsity Game vs Bishop O'Dowd (Away)
    Starts: 3:30 pm
    Ends: May 2, 2017 - 6:00 pm
    Location: Bishop O'Dowd High School
    Description: Type: conference Opponent: Bishop O'Dowd
    Softball: Girls JV Game vs Castro Valley (Away)
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: May 2, 2017 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Castro Valley High School
    Description: Type: conference Opponent: Castro Valley
    Badminton: All Levels Match vs San Lorenzo (Away)
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: May 2, 2017 - 4:00 pm
    Location: San Lorenzo High School
    Description: Type: conference Opponent: San Lorenzo
    Softball: Girls Varsity Game vs Castro Valley (Home)
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: May 2, 2017 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Berkeley High School
    Description: Type: conference Opponent: Castro Valley
    Baseball: Boys JV Game vs Bishop O'Dowd (Home)
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: May 2, 2017 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Berkeley High - Tim Moellering Field
    Description: Type: conference Opponent: Bishop O'Dowd
    Book Drives (C Bldg Gallery)
    May 3, 2017
    1:00 pm - 1:01 pm
    C Bldg Gallery
    Swimming: All Levels Postseason Coaches' Meeting vs Arroyo, Alameda, Arroyo, Berkeley, Castro Valley, Encinal, Mt. Eden, Bishop O'Dowd, Piedmont, San Leandro (Away)
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: May 3, 2017 - 6:00 pm
    Location: Arroyo High School
    Description: Type: conference Opponent: Arroyo, Alameda, Arroyo, Berkeley, Castro Valley, Encinal, Mt. Eden, Bishop O'Dowd, Piedmont, San Leandro
    Book Drives (C Bldg Gallery)
    May 4, 2017
    1:00 pm - 1:01 pm
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