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Sample Schedule

MST Magnet course credits are denoted in bold and represent in the freshmen and sophomore years an integrated education designed to enhance learning opportunities and help students achieve broader program goals.  In grades 11 and 12, students may opt for additional, specialized science, technology, engineering, or math classes, but it is not required. Many options are available for students to meet their graduation requirements through the regular six period day at CHS, via zero or seventh period, and in some cases through independent study. Required courses are bolded.

Required and Recommended Course Schedule


Classes Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
Science AP Environmental Science AP Biology AP Chemistry or Chemistry or Lab Science Elective AP Physics  or Lab Science Elective
English Honors English 9 Honors English 10 English 11 or AP English 11 English 12 or AP English 12**
Math Next in sequence Next in sequence Next in sequence Next in sequence
1 Semester PE and 1 Semester Health AP World History or World History AP U.S. History or U.S. History AP U.S. Gov’t and Politics or CWI
Elective X Elective* Elective* Elective*
Elective Elective* Elective* Elective* Elective*
CTE Principles of Technology  MST Research 10 MST Research 11
Summer Internship
PE (ind. study)*
MST Research 12
PE (ind. study)*

* Recommended electives include but are not limited to foreign language, band, choir, art, additional APs, etc. Students must also fulfill all other graduation requisites, including the PE/Health requirements either in the regular CHS schedule, through independent study, and/or outside options (check with counselor to learn about these options).

**Students taking English 12 devote at least a month of classroom time to Senior Project work, so they are required to complete all Senior Project expectations per the teacher’s guidelines. To be clear, the MST internship experience and paper typically still serve as the basis for the English 12 Senior Project, and students generally find it a manageable task transforming MST deliverables into English 12 deliverables given the classroom time available.  Students taking AP Literature typically spend fewer hours devoted to Senior Project work, but they are expected to complete all Senior Project expectations inside/outside of class per the teacher’s guidelines.

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