Schools, districts & programs

New schools

California high schools are eligible to establish an “a-g” course list if they are a diploma-granting institution and are accredited by a regional accrediting agency.

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Charter schools

Dependent charter, independent charter and charter school networks can all establish "a-g" course lists. Depending on the relationship of the charter school to their district or school network, the school can add to their "a-g" course list approved courses from other high schools within their district or network.

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Nonclassroom-based / independent study schools

The University defines a nonclassroom-based / independent study school as a public, charter or private high school in which at least half of the students receive 80 percent of their instruction off campus. These schools must comply with the University’s independent study policy to be eligible to establish and maintain an “a-g” course list.

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Online schools

An online school must be accredited and operate according to the iNACOL Standards for Quality Online Programs to set up an “a-g” course list. UC defines an online school as a credit-granting institution that offers the majority of their courses through Internet-based methods, with time and/or distance separating the teacher and student.

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Districts

Districts can choose to manage their high schools' "a-g" course lists using a centralized or joint "a-g" course list management.

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School networks

School networks are now eligible to establish themselves in the A-G CMP if two or more of their high schools have active "a-g" course lists.

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Programs

UC grants program status to organizations that develop and disseminate standardized high school curriculum. California high schools that partner with the organization can adopt the program’s "a-g" approved courses onto their school’s "a-g" course list.

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Online course publishers

Online course publishers and their courses must meet iNACOL's Standards for Quality Online Courses in the areas of content, instructional design, student assessment, technology, and course evaluation and support.

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