• Content Area

    Future Ready Core

    Occupational Course of Study (OCS)

     

    For Ninth Graders Entering in 2020-2021

     

    English

    4 Credits

    • English I
    • English II
    • English III

     

    4 Credits

    • English I
    • English II*
    • English III
    • English IV

     

    • English IV

    Mathematics

    4 Credits

    • NC Math I, II & III & a fourth mathematics course to be aligned with the student’s post-high school plans.

    3 Credits

    • Introduction to Mathematics
    • NC Math I*
    • Financial Management
    • NOTE: Credit shall be awarded for Math I, II, III if taken prior to the 2016-17 school year.

    Science

    3 Credits

    • Earth/Environmental Science
    • A Physical Science
    • Biology

    2 Credits

    • Applied Science
    • Biology*

    Social Studies

    4 Credits

    • One founding principles course, which can be:

    2 Credits

    2020-21 AND LATER

    • Founding Principles of USA & NC, Civics Literacy
    • Economics and Personal Finance
    • American History: Founding Principles, Civics and Economics
    • Founding Principles of the United States of America and North Carolina: Civic Literacy
    • One American History course, which can be:
      • American History I
      • American History II
      • American History
    • World History
    • Economics and Personal Finance

    World Languages

    Not required for graduation but 2 levels required for admission to the UNC System

    Not required for OCS

    Health and

    Physical Education

    1 Credit

    • Health/Physical Education I

    1 Credit

    • Health/Physical Education

    CPR

    Successful completion of CPR for all students’ graduation 2015 and beyond

    Electives

    Or Other

    Requirements

    6 Credits

    2 elective credits of any combination from either

    • Career & Technical Education (CTE)
    • Arts Education
    • World Languages

     

    4 elective credits strongly recommended (four course concentration) from one of the following:

    • Career & Technical Education (CTE)
    • JROTC
    • Arts Education (e.g., dance, music, theater arts, visual arts)
    • Any other subject area or cross- disciplinary courses (e.g., Social Studies, Science, Mathematics, English, World Languages, or Dual Enrollment Courses)

    6 Credits

    Occupational Preparation:

    • Occupational Prep I
    • Occupational Prep II
    • Occupational Prep III
    • Occupational Prep IV***
    • Completion of IEP objectives
    • Career Portfolio required

    Career/Technology

    Not required for graduation but highly recommended

    4 Credits

    • Career/Technical Education electives

    Arts Education

    DPI recommends at least one credit in an arts discipline, but it is

    not required to meet graduation standards.

    DPI recommend at least one credit in an

    arts discipline, but it is not required to meet graduation standards.

    Total Minimum

    Credits Required

    22 Credits

    (block schools)

    22 credits

                           

     

     

     

     

     

                           

     

    Content Area

    Future Ready Core

    Occupational Course of Study (OCS)

     

    For Ninth Graders Entering in 2021-2022 and Later

     

    English

    4 Credits

    • English I
    • English II
    • English III
    • English IV

    4 Credits

    • English I
    • English II*
    • English III
    • English IV

    Mathematics

    4 Credits

    • NC Math I, II & III & a fourth mathematics course aligned with the student’s post-high school plans.

    3 Credits

    • Introduction to Mathematics
    • NC Math I*
    • Financial Management
    • NOTE: Credit shall be awarded for Math I, II, III if taken prior to the 2024-25 school year.

    Science

    3 Credits

    • Earth/Environmental Science
    • A Physical Science
    • Biology

    2 Credits

    • Applied Science
    • Biology*

    Social Studies

    4 Credits

    • World History
    • American History
    • The Founding Principles of the USA & NC: Civic Literacy
    • Economics and Personal Finance

    2 Credits

    2020-21 AND LATER

    • Founding Principles of USA & NC, Civics Literacy
    • Economics and Personal Finance

    World Languages

    Not required for graduation but 2 levels required for

    admission to the UNC System

    Not required for OCS

    Health and

    Physical Education

    1 Credit

    • Health/Physical Education I

    1 Credit

    • Health/Physical Education

    CPR

    Successful completion of CPR for all students’ graduation 2015 and beyond

    Electives

    Or Other

    Requirements

    6 Credits

    2 elective credits of any combination from either

    • Career & Technical Education (CTE)
    • Arts Education
    • World Languages

     

    4 elective credits strongly recommended (four course concentration) from one of the following:

    • Career & Technical Education (CTE)
    • JROTC
    • Arts Education (e.g., dance, music, theater arts, visual arts)
    • Any other subject area or cross- disciplinary courses (e.g., Social Studies, Science, Mathematics, English, World Languages, or Dual Enrollment Courses)

    6 Credits

    Occupational Preparation:

    • Occupational Prep I
    • Occupational Prep II
    • Occupational Prep III
    • Occupational Prep IV***
    • Completion of IEP objectives
    • Career Portfolio required

    Career/Technology

    Not required for graduation but highly recommended

    4 Credits

    • Career/Technical Education electives

    Arts Education

    DPI recommends at least one credit in an arts discipline, but it is not required to meet graduation standards.

    DPI recommends at least one credit in an arts discipline, but it is not required to

    meet graduation standards.

    Total Minimum

    Credits Required

    22 Credits

    (block schools)

    22 credits

           

     

    * OCS courses aligned with Future Ready Core courses in English II, NC Math I, and Biology (New NC State Standards and new NC Essential Standards implemented in the 2012-13 school year).

    **For addition information CTE courses that meet requirements for selected Courses of Study, refer to the CTE Section of the Course Study Guide.

    ***Students entering 9th grade in the 2014-2015 school year and after: completion of 150 hours school-based training, 225 hours community-based training and 225 hours competitive paid employment or unpaid vocational training, unpaid internships, paid employment at community rehabilitation facilities and volunteer and/or community service hours.