High School Courses

These courses are open to students in grades 9-12. With the exception of the math and language courses listed on the middle school curriculum page, middle school students may not take high school courses. Colleges will not recognize courses other than math and language that are taken during middle school, even if they are high school level courses. (P) indicates that the course is on the UC A-G list. A counselor will help students with course decisions. Courses with a * are exclusive to The Pleasanton Virtual Academy, and not offered at PUSD comprehensive schools. Students in the Pleasanton Virtual Academy are expected to meet the PUSD graduation requirements. 


Biology (P)

Chemistry (P)

Physics (P)

Earth & Space Science (P) *

Marine Science (P) *

Biotechnology (P) *



Algebra 1 (P)

Geometry (P)

Algebra II (P) 

Pre-Calculus (P)

Statistics and Probability (P) 

Linear Algebra (P)  *



Spanish I (P)

Spanish II (P)

Spanish III (P)

French I (P)

French II (P)

French III (P)

Korean I (P)

Korean II (P)

Korean III (P)

Visual & Performing Arts

Art History (P)

Visual Arts (P)

Digital Photography I, II (P) *

Music Appreciation (P) *



Contemporary Health (P)

Strategies for Academic Success *

Online Learning and Digital Citizenship *

Physical Education


Advanced Placement

AP Biology (P)

AP Calculus AB (P)

AP Statistics (P)

AP English Lang & Composition (P) 

AP English Lit & Composition (P)

AP US History (P) 

AP World History (P)

AP Human Geography (P)

AP Psychology (P)

English/Language Arts

English 9 (P)

English 10 (P)

English 11 (P)

Expository Reading and Writing (P)

Social Science

World History, Culture, & Geography (Global Studies) (P) - 1 Semester

Modern World History (P)

US History (P)

Principles of American Democracy (P) - 1 Semester

World Regional Geography (P)

Civics (P) - 1 Semester

Economics (P) - 1 Semester 

Psychology (P) *

Sociology (P) - 1 Semester *