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BP 6143


Courses of Study


The San Benito County Board of Education (County Board) recognizes that a well-aligned sequence of courses fosters academic progress and provides for the best possible use of instructional time.  The San Benito County Office of Education’s (SBCOE) Alternative Education course of study shall provide students with opportunities to attain the skills, knowledge, and abilities they need to be successful in school, college, and the workplace.


The Superintendent or designee shall establish processes for ensuring the articulation of courses across grade levels within the SBCOE Alternative Education.  As necessary, he/she also shall work with representatives of appropriate area districts and postsecondary institutions to ensure articulation of courses with other institutions to which SBCOE Alternative Education students may matriculate.  The sequence of courses shall be designed to ensure that each course provides adequate preparation for the next course in the sequence, avoids significant duplication of content, and allows for reinforcement and progression in the subject matter.


Secondary Grades


The SBCOE Alternative Education shall offer all otherwise qualified students in grades 7-12 a course of study that prepares them, upon graduation from high school, to meet the requirements and prerequisites for admission to California public junior college and trade schools and to attain entry-level employment skills in business or industry.  (Education Code 51228)


In addition, the course of study for students in grades 9-12 shall include instruction in skills and knowledge for adult life, career technical training, and a timely opportunity for all otherwise qualified students to enroll, within four years before graduation, in each course necessary to fulfill the requirements and prerequisites for admission to California public colleges and universities.  (Education Code 51224, 51228)


The Superintendent or designee shall develop a process by which courses that meet college admission criteria (referred to as “a-g” course requirements) are submitted to the University of California for review and certification.  He/she shall maintain an accurate list of all current high school courses that have been so certified, shall ensure that the list is provided annually to each student in grades 9-12, and shall make updated lists readily available.  (Education Code 51229, 66204)



Legal Reference:


33319.3  Driver education; CDE materials on road rage

33540  Government and civics instruction in interaction with government agencies

48980  Parental notifications

51202  Instruction in personal and public health and safety

51203  Instruction on alcohol, narcotics and restricted dangerous drugs

51204  Course of study designed for student’s needs

51204.5  Social science instruction; history of California; contributions of various groups

51210-51212  Course of study for grades 1-6

51220-51229  Course of study for grades 7-12

51241  Exemption from physical education

51911-51921  Comprehensive health education

51930-51939  Comprehensive sexual health and HIV/AIDS prevention instruction

51940  Curriculum for brain and spinal cord injury prevention

60040-60052 Requirements for instructional materials

66204  Certification of high school courses as meeting university admission criteria


11032  Definition of dangerous drugs


10020-10049  Automobile driver education and training

10060  Physical education program


6101-6251  School-to-Work Opportunities Act of 1994




Policy Adopted: 10-12-17