SRHS Course Selection

Choosing Courses at SRHS can be very stressful for students and their families.  This page will assist families in choosing appropriate courses for their students based on interest, skill, and future goals.  SRHS has the minimal goal that every student will earn a high school diploma upon their fourth year of high school.  There are many ways other than attending a comprehensive school site to earn this diploma and if you feel you need something different, please contact your counselor 

How to choose an appropriate level of a core course?

It is often difficult to choose levels of core courses for your student.  As a parent, you don’t want to disadvantage your child from future options at the same time that you want them to be able to be successful in the courses that they are in.  One other thing to consider in choosing core levels is to look at the whole 6 period day and the impact the amount of homework will have on your child’s extra curricular and family life.  It is equally important for your child to have opportunities outside the classroom as well as the ability to eat dinner with their parents and go see the grandparents on the weekends without stressing about finishing homework and projects.  Each student and their family need to strive for a healthy balance in their lives.  If a parent sees their student is up late regularly and seems tired and unhappy, please contact the student’s school counselor.   A solution may be to tweak a level of one or more classes to alleviate the strain.   If you feel that your student is in a course that is too academically rigorous for your child to succeed in, please initiate this conversation with the core teacher of the course your considering doing a level change in.  Below is the level change form.

New Graduation Requirements for Class of 2022


In April 2018, the Santa Rosa City Schools Board of Education approved new graduation requirements that align with the a-g requirements, beginning with the Class of 2022 (students who enter 9th grade in Fall 2018). The requirements include students taking a third year of math and a second year of language other than English. Over the past few years, we have been moving in this direction.
• When the Board approved the requirements in Spring 2018, 77% of the current core classes in our high schools already met the a-g requirements.
• Only 18 freshmen sections (classes) in the entire district needed to change to align with this new policy.