For most, college preparation begins as soon as students enter freshmen year. Capital City School makes sure that we guide them every step of the way. Through our College Prep and FAFSA program, we work together with parents and students to ensure that each student attends a college or university that fits their needs.

We offer resources for students and families to assist them in their research for college options and opportunities. One-on-one advising is also available for students as they research their options. In addition, small group support is also provided in order to guide them as they navigate through the entire complex and competitive college application process. Parents can expect meticulous guidance in college and university recommendations, course selection, standardized testing, as well as accomplishing student essays.

We walk students through every college system available to them. As soon as they reach Junior year, students are guaranteed to have solid lists of colleges and universities based on their interests, profile, and financial situation.

To make the process easier and interesting for students, Capital City School makes the initiative to take our high school students on tours around various colleges in the area such as the University of California and California State University. We also arrange for tours on private colleges in the Bay Area and in Southern California.

Our College Prep and FAFSA program also exposes students to a wide variety of college and university opportunities outside the state. We welcome college presentations, as well as organize college application workshops if needed. During these activities, students are given the chance to inquire about specific questions regarding college admissions.

Capital City also provides guidance in completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application determining a student’s financial aid eligibility. FAFSA needs to be filled out each academic year through their website at

The Capital City School College Prep and FAFSA program offers every assistance possible for students and family to understand the importance of finding the right college.

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HIGH SCHOOL PLANNER (College Preparatory)

The following is a recommended four-year high school planner for those students who plan to attend a university upon graduation. Students may also attend a community college and transfer to a university for their junior and senior years.

9th grade: Students should have earned 60 credits by end of 9th grade. Students earn five (5) credits for each class passed.

English 9 P-1
Math IA
Physical Science P-1
Foreign Language I P-1
Elective (Computers)

English 9 P-2
Math IB
Physical Science P-2
Foreign Language I P-2
Elective (Computers)

10th grade: Students should have earned 120 credits by the end of 10th grade.Students should take the PSAT tests this year for placement purposes.

English 10P-1
Math IIA
Biology P-1
World History P-1
Foreign Language II P-1

English 10P-2
Math IIB
Biology P-1
World History P-2
Foreign Language II P-2

11th grade: Students should have earned 180 credits by the end of 11th grade.

English 11P-1
US History P-1
Chemistry 1P
Foreign Language III P-1
Elective, Fine Arts

English 11P-2
US History P-2
Chemistry 2P
Foreign Language III P-2
Elective, Fine Arts

12th grade: Students need 225 credits to graduate. Students will need to take entry level college tests. Students should begin applying for universities in November and Community Colleges in March. Students can retake SAT-1 and SAT-2 in the fall.

English 12P-1
US Government P-1
Physics P-1

English 12P-2
US Government P-2
Physics P-2
Senior Project

Students taking the above schedule should also consider Honors classes in the 11th and 12th grades. Students completing this schedule with a C average or better should qualify for most four-year universities.