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Carnegie Schools Upper School (CSUS) is a member of the University of California college preparatory program.  CSUS is dedicated to providing each student with the opportunity to participate in a number of co-curricular activities including visual and performing arts, missions programs, and community outreach projects.  Foremost, CSUS is committed to providing an atmosphere where students can develop a rich spiritual life in a traditional and conservative academic and social environment, with Christ at the center.

 

Unique to the region, CSUS offers a three-track program of study.

 

The Scholars Track:  challenges students at the highest level of college preparatory academics, including Advanced Placement and Honors courses.

 

The Standards Track:  meets or exceeds all national and state standards, in preparation for future college education and career.

 

The Success Track:  offers select students with identified learning challenges the opportunity to learn and thrive in a Christian school atmosphere.

 

This three-track system of academic preparation helps meet the intellectual needs of all CSUS students at a higher level of customization than might ordinary be found in other faith-based institutions, and serves a more comprehensive portion of the Inland Empire’s Christian community.

 

Carnegie Schools Upper School awards a college preparatory high school diploma based on admission to the California State University system, the University of California, and private four-year colleges and universities.  A minimum of 255 units are required for graduation, which includes all course requirements stipulated by the California State Department of Education.  A college preparatory diploma includes the following requirements:

 

 

Subject

Credits

Years

English

40

4

Math

30

3

Science

30

3

World Languages

20

2

Social Studies

30

3

Visual & Performing Arts

10

1

Bible

40

4

Physical Education

20

2

Health

5

1/2

College Preparatory Elective

30

3

 

 

Standardized Testing

 

SAT Scores

Mean

Critical Thinking

499

Math

485

Writing

512

 

ACT Scores

Mean

English

20

Math

21

Reading

24

Science

23

 

 

Honors Courses

  • Honors Algebra II
  • Honors American Literature
  • Honors Biology
  • Honors Chemistry
  • Honors English 9
  • Honors English Literature
  • Honors Pre-Calculus
  • Honors World History
  • Honors World Literature
  • Honors Geometry
  • Honors US Government
  • Honors US History

 

AP Courses

  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Computer Science
  • AP English Language & Composition
  • AP English Literature & Composition
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Human Geography
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP Microeconomics
  • AP Physics 1
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Spanish Language & Culture
  • AP Statistics
  • AP US Government & Politics
  • AP US History

 

College and University Acceptance

Nearly all graduating seniors pursue higher education or the military. The following is a list of colleges and universities that have proudly accepted CSUS graduates in the past five years.

 

  • Arizona Christian University
  • Art Institute of Los Angeles
  • Art Institute of San Bernardino
  • Azusa Pacific University
  • Baylor University
  • Biola University
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • California Baptist University
  • California Lutheran University
  • California Poly University Pomona
  • California Poly San Luis Obispo
  • California State San Bernardino
  • California State Monterey Bay
  • California State Bakersfield
  • California State Long Beach
  • California State Fullerton
  • California State Fresno
  • California State Northridge
  • California State Channel Island
  • California State Los Angeles
  • Central College
  • Chaminade University
  • Chaffee College
  • Chapman University
  • Claremont College
  • Columbia University
  • Concordia University
  • Corban College
  • Eckerd College
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautics
  • Evangel University
  • George Washington University
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Hawaii Pacific University
  • Hope International University
  • ITT Technical Institute
  • Washington State University
  • Washington University at St. Louis
  • Westmont College
  • Whittier College
  • The King's College, New York
  • Liberty University
  • Long Island University
  • Loyola Marymont University
  • Lynchburg College
  • Master's College
  • Navel Academy at Annapolis, Maryland
  • New York State University
  • Newport University
  • Northern University of Arizona
  • Northwestern College
  • Pacific College
  • Penn State University
  • Pepperdine University
  • Point Lorna Nazarene University
  • Purdue University
  • Rice University
  • Samford University
  • San Diego Christian College
  • San Diego State University
  • Simpson University
  • John University
  • Stanford University
  • Sterling College
  • University of California at Berkley
  • University of California Davis
  • University of California at Los Angeles
  • University of California Irvine
  • University of California Riverside
  • University of California Santa Barbara
  • University of California San Diego
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • University of the Pacific
  • University of Phoenix
  • University of Redlands
  • University of San Diego
  • University of Southern California
  • Vanguard University