High School
Curriculum Requirements

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Graduation Requires 4 Years (8 Semesters)


Graduation Requires 3 Years Including:

  • Algebra (2 Semesters)

  • Geometry (2 Semesters)

  • Advanced Algebra (2 Semesters)

Additional Math Courses Available:

  • Pre-Calculus (2 Semesters)

  • Calculus (2 Semesters)

Foreign Language

Graduation Requires 2 Years in the same Foreign Language. Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese are available in a classroom setting with a mentor. Other options supported by mentors but delivered through BYU online include a variety of modern languages, Latin, and American Sign Language.


Graduation Requires 1 Semester

Visual or Performing Arts

Graduation Requires 1 Year-Long Course (2 Semesters)

Options Include:

  • Visual Arts, 2D (2 Semesters)

  • Visual Arts 3D (2 Semesters)

  • Photography (2 Semesters)

  • Art History (2 Semesters)

  • Publications/Yearbook (2 Semesters)

Extraordinary Program

Each year Mentoring Academy students and staff engage in an Extraordinary Program which investigates an international or national cultural experience such as: Washington D.C., Poland, Costa Rica, Cuba, Guatemala and Italy.  The semester course includes many weeks of advanced study, student reports and a 10 day study program in the selected site.

Online Course Offerings for Electives or Other Courses



Graduation Requires 2 Laboratory Sciences

One in Life Sciences & One in Physical Sciences

Life Sciences:

  • Biology (2 Semesters)

  • AP Biology (2 Semesters)

Physical Sciences:

  • Chemistry (2 Semesters)

  • Physics (2 Semesters)

Social Studies

Graduation Requires 3 Years Including

  • World History (2 Semesters)

  • US History (2 Semesters)

  • American Government (1 Semester)

  • Economics (1 Semester)

Physical Education

Transfer students must complete a minimum of four semesters of physical education (unless the pupil has been exempted pursuant to the provisions of EC Section 51241). All students are enrolled in two units of physical education every semester they are in attendance.  Course requirements are completed partially in activities at school or in travel, the remainder is in student initiated physical activities.

Essential Life Skills

Graduation Requires 1 Semester

Community Service

Graduation requirements include completion of at least 80 hours of approved community service, preferably across multiple years.

Bay Area Cultures

Graduation Requires 5 Units from Bay Area Culture Seminars

Area Vocational/College Programs (AVCP)

This program  enables juniors and seniors to earn college credits at local institutions of higher education. While these courses will not appear on Mentoring Academy transcripts, they will be noted on the transcript if the class meets a requirement (e.g., Foreign Languages).

Mentoring Academy CEEB CODE: 054722


Mentoring Academy is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).