8324 Bradshaw Rd
Sacramento, CA 95829
info@bradshawchristian.com
Main: (916) 688-0521
HS: (916) 525-4550

Curriculum Overview

At Bradshaw Christian High School we prepare our students for admission into four year colleges and universities. Our curriculum meets, and exceeds, the University of California admissions standards. Our academic rigor is challenging and stresses independent thinking, writing, critical reading, and self-discipline in the context of our Christian faith. Homework and outside preparation are essential for a successful educational experience. Students should plan on spending an average of two hours per day outside of class time completing homework and preparing for classes. We offer several honors and Advanced Placement courses to qualified students which requires extra effort and preparation outside of class. Students are encouraged to meet with teachers and advisors outside of class as needed to help ensure success. In addition students are given “open time” each week to meet with various teachers and student study groups.

Students are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular actives such as ministry, athletics, various performing arts, student government, and community outreach. We believe that participation in these areas help students mature socially, behaviorally, and spiritually.


Geography

Grade Level: Designed for 9th, Pre/Co Requisites: None, UC Approved

World History

Grade Level: Designed for 10th, Pre/Co Requisites: None UC/CSU Approved: Yes

AP World History: Modern

Grade Level: Designed for 10th, Pre/Co Requisites: Department Approval, UC/CSU Approved: Yes

US History

Grade Level: Designed for 11th, Pre/Co Requisites: None, UC/CSU Approved: Yes

AP US History

Grade Level: Designed for 11th, Pre/Co Requisites: Department Approval, UC/CSU Approved: Yes

Government (Sem. 1) / Economics (Sem. 2)

Grade Level: Designed for 12th, Pre/Co Requisites: None, UC/CSU Approved: Yes

AP US Government and Politics

Grade Level: Designed for 12th, Pre/Co Requisites: Department Approval, UC/CSU Approved: Yes

ELD History

Grade Level: Designed for non-native English speaking students, Pre/Co Requisites: none, UC/CSU Approved: Yes

English 1

Grade Level: Designed for 9th, Pre/Co Requisites: None, UC/CSU Approved: Yes

English 1 Honors

Grade Level: Designed for 9th, Pre/Co Requisites: Department Approval, UC/CSU Approved: Yes

English 2

Grade Level: Designed for 10th, Pre/Co Requisites: None, UC/CSU Approved: Yes

English 2 Honors (Formerly English 2 Pre-AP)

Grade Level: Designed for 10th, Pre/Co Requisites: Department Approval, UC/CSU Approved: Yes

English 3

Grade Level: Designed for 11th, Pre/Co Requisites: None, UC/CSU Approved: Yes

AP English Language and Composition

Grade Level: Designed for 11th, Pre/Co Requisites: Department Approval, UC/CSU Approved: Yes

English 4

Grade Level: Designed for 12th, Pre/Co Requisites: None, UC/CSU Approved: Yes

AP English Literature and Composition

Grade Level:Designed for 12th, Pre/Co Requisites: Department Approval, Complete the Honors Application Process, UC/CSU Approved: Yes

ELD English 1 and 2

Grade Level:Designed for Non-native English speaking students, Pre/Co Requisites: none, UC/CSU Approved: Yes, (only one year)

ELD Writing Support

Grade Level:Designed for Non-native English speaking students

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Algebra 1

Grade Level: Pre/Co Requisites: None UC/CSU Approved: Yes

Algebra 1A / 1B

Grade Level: Pre/Co Requisites: None UC/CSU Approved: Yes

Geometry

Pre/Co Requisites: Algebra 1, UC/CSU Approved: Yes

Algebra 2

Pre/Co Requisites: Geometry UC/CSU Approved: Yes

Algebra 2 Honors

Pre/Co Requisites: Geometry (Recommended Grade: B or better), UC/CSU Approved: Yes

Statistics

Pre/Co Requisites: Algebra 2/Algebra 2 Honors, UC/CSU Approved: Yes

AP Statistics

Pre/Co Requisites: Algebra 2/Algebra 2 Honors (Recommended Grade B or better), UC/CSU Approved: Yes

Pre-Calculus

Pre/Co Requisites: Algebra 2/Algebra 2 Honors, UC/CSU Approved: Yes

Pre-Calculus Honors

Pre/Co Requisites: Algebra 2/Algebra 2 Honors (Recommended Grade B or better), UC/CSU Approved: Yes

AP Calculus AB

Pre/Co Requisites: Pre-Calculus/Pre-Calculus Honors (Recommended Grade B or better), UC/CSU Approved: Yes

AP Calculus BC

Pre/Co Requisites: AP Calculus AB or Administrative Approval, UC/CSU Approved: Yes

Personal Finance

Grade Level: Designed for 12th, Pre/Co Requisites: None, UC/CSU Approved: No

General Science

Taken in conjunction with Algebra 1A, UC/CSU Approved College Prep Elective

Biology

Minimum Co-Requisite: Algebra 1, UC/CSU Approved: Yes

Biology Honors (Formerly Biology Pre-AP)

Pre-Requisites: Algebra 1 (Recommended Grade B or better), UC/CSU Approved: Yes

Physics

Pre/Co Requisites:Biology, UC/CSU Approved: Yes

Chemistry

Minimum Co-Requisites: Algebra 2, UC/CUS Approved: Yes

Anatomy and Physiology

Grade Level: Designed for 11th / 12th,  Pre/Co Requisites: 2 Lab Sciences, UC/CSU Approved: Yes weekly

AP Biology

Pre Requisites: Chemistry (Recommended Grade B or better), UC/CSU Approved: Yes 

AP Chemistry

Pre/Co Requisites: Chemistry, Algebra 2/Algebra 2 Honors (Recommended Grades B’s or better);  UC/CSU Approved: Yes

AP Physics 1

Grade Level: Designed for 11th / 12th,  Pre Requisites: Biology (Recommended Grade B or better), UC/CSU Approved: Yes

AP Computer Science Principals

UC/CSU Approved Additional Science (3rd Year or beyond)

Spanish 1

Pre/Co Requisites: None, UC/CSU Approved: Yes

Spanish 2

Pre/Co Requisites: Spanish 1 or Department Approval, UC/CSU Approved: Yes

Spanish 3

Pre/Co Requisites: Spanish 2 or Department Approval, UC/CSU Approved: Yes

American Sign Language (ASL) 1

Pre/Co Requisites: None, UC/CSU Approved: Yes

American Sign Language (ASL) 2

Pre/Co Requisites: ASL 1 grade of C or better; Department Approval, UC/CSU Approved: Yes

American Sign Language (ASL) 3

Pre/Co Requisites: ASL 2 grade of C or better; Department Approval, UC/CSU Approved: Yes

American Sign Language (ASL) 4

Pre/Co Requisites: ASL 3 grade of C or better; Department Approval, UC/CSU Approved: Yes

Bible 9

Grade Level: Designed for 9th, UC/CSU Approved: No

Bible 10/11

Grade Level: Designed for 10th / 11th, UC/CSU Approved: No

Bible 12

Grade Level: Designed for 12th, UC/CSU Approved: No

Ministry

Grade Level: Designed for 11th/12th; Application required, UC/CSU Approved: No

ELD Bible

Grade Level: Designed for non-native English speaking students, UC/CSU Approved: No

Ambasador Bible

Grade Level: Designed for all grade levels; Application required, UC/CSU Approved: No

Visual-Performing Arts (VPA)

Art 1

Pre/Co Requisites: None, UC/CSU Approved: Yes 

AP Studio Art (2-D Art and Design, or Drawing)

UC/CSU Approved: Yes 

Drama

Pre/Co Requisites: None, UC/CSU Approved: Yes

Band

Pre/Co Requisites: Department Approval, UC/CSU Approved: Yes

Advanced Band

 

Choir

Pre/Co Requisites: None, UC/CSU Approved: Yes

Graphic Design

Pre/Co Requisites: Computer experience; Department Approval, UC/CSU Approved: Yes

Video Production

Pre/Co Requisites: None UC/CSU Approved: Yes

Practical Arts

Computers

Grade Level: Designed for 9th; taken with Geography, Pre/Co Requisites: None

Computing and Robotics

Pre/Co Requisites: None, UC/CSU Approved College Prep Elective

Film Studies

Pre/Co Requisites: None, UC/CSU Approved College Prep Elective

Psychology

Pre/Co Requisites: None, UC/CSU Approved College Prep Elective

Public Speaking

Pre/Co Requisites: None, UC/CSU Approved College Prep Elective

Yearbook

Grade Level: 9 / 10 / 11 / 12, Pre/Co Requisites: Computer experience; Department Approval, UC/CSU Approved: No

Physical Education

Conditioning

Female Fitness

PE

Pass/No Credit Classes

College Advisory

Grade Level: Designed for 12th; 4-year college bound students

Life Skills

Grade Level: Designed for 12th

Teacher's Assistant (T.A,)

Student Council (STUCO)

Study Skills (formerly Study Hall)