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Academic Resources

Academic Success Tips
  1. Get Organized! Establish good habits early, see what has worked in the past (planners, google calendars, note apps). Establish a system that works for YOU!
  2. Use Office Hours: AOC and COC teachers all offer office hours. AOC teachers office hours can be found at the Front Office counter. COC teachers list their office hours on the their course syllabi. Do not wait until your grades have dropped, take advantage of office hours. This is also a way to build relationships with teachers.
  3. Communicate with your Teachers: Your AOC teacher is your best resource when it comes to your class performance. If you AOC teacher/COC Professor offers additional after school help, take advantage of the opportunity.
  4. Use Infinite Campus: IC is a the best tool to track your AOC grades and missing assignments.
  5. Check Canvas: Many COC teachers use the Canvas portal to track assignments and grades, make sure to login and communicate when your professor when needed.
  6. Use MyCanyons: MyCanyons is your COC portal to see your COC class schedule, COC email, pay fees, etc. It is your main hub for all COC needs. Learn how to navigate it and take advantage of all the tools it provides.
  7. Use the COC TLC and/or AOC Student Tutors when you need a little extra help in your classes!
  8. Use Brainfuse a FREE eLearning Tutoring program provided by the California State Library.
  9. Use Khan Academy to practice additional content at your own pace in any K-12 subject, plus grammar, and SAT prep.
Academic FAQs
1. What are the Hart District Graduation Requirements?
In order to graduate from a Hart District high school, you must meet the district graduation requirements
English 40 credits
Social Studies 30 credits
Science 20 credits
Math 30 credits
Health 2.5 credits
Fine Arts/ Foreign Language (LOTE)
10 credits Fine Arts OR
5 credits Fine Arts AND 5 credits Foreign Language
Practical Arts 5 credits
Physical Education 20 credits
2. What are the A-G Requirements?
In order to apply to the UC/CSU college system, students must complete the A-G subject requirements listed below. A grade of C or higher is required for each course you use to meet any subject requirement. The courses you take to fulfill the A-G requirements must be certified by AOC's UC-certified course list. Please keep in mind that some of your COC classes meet the A-G requirements as well. AOC's Education Plan ensures that you meet all the A-G req.
A: History
2 Years Required

Two years of history, including:

  • one year of world history, cultures or historical geography (may be a single yearlong course or two one-semester courses), and
  • one year of U.S. history or one-half year of U.S. history and one-half year of civics or American government
B: English
4 Years Required
Four years of college-preparatory English that include frequent writing, from brainstorming to final paper, as well as reading of classic and modern literature.
C: Mathematics
3 Years Required
Three years of college-preparatory mathematics that include the topics covered in elementary and advanced algebra and two- and three-dimensional geometry.
D: Science
2 Years Required
Two years of college-preparatory science, including or integrating topics that provide fundamental knowledge in two of these three subjects: biology, chemistry, or physics.
E: Language other than English (LOTE)
2 Years Required
Two years, or equivalent to the 2nd level of high school instruction, of the same language other than English are required. (Three years/3rd level of high school instruction recommended)
F: Visual and Performing arts
1 Year Required
One yearlong course of visual and performing arts chosen from the following disciplines: dance, music, theater, visual arts or interdisciplinary arts
G: College-preparatory elective
1 Year Required
One year (two semesters) chosen from courses specific to the elective (G) subject area or courses beyond those used to satisfy the requirements of the A-F subjects.
3. How do I calculate my GPA?
The AOC GPA found on Infinite Campus includes all your classes, including electives, core classes, and COC classes. Your weighted GPA includes an extra point for all COC classes (except KPEA) when you earn a "C" or higher. 
UC and CSU campuses will calculate your GPA only using your "A-G" approved courses taken after 9th grade. More information about how to calculate your UC GPA and CSU GPA  can be found by clicking on the embedded links. Remember that your COC transferable classes count too, usually as part of the uncapped GPA. 
4. How do AOC students meet the LOTE requirement?
AOC students meet the LOTE requirement by taking a LOTE at COC. All COC 101 language classes count as completing two years of a high school level course. Languages available include: Chinese, Italian, Spanish, German, French, and American Sign Language. AOC students typically take one course during 11th grade either in the fall or spring semester.