English and Fine Arts
Students have a core English curriculum that they must take over their four years at Elk Grove High School and they may also choose from a range of electives. As freshman, students take a course in written and oral communication and then, the following year, they move on to a course in literature and composition, rounding out the foundation for all of the more advanced classes. Electives include journalistic writing courses, film study, speech, and yearbook.
Students are only required to take a single Fine Arts course during their time at EGHS but they have the opportunity to take many more using their elective flexibility. The fine arts course catalog includes opportunities to explore drawing, studio art, sculpture, photography, chorus, band, and orchestra.
Students must earn a minimum of four units of credit in English and one unit of credit in fine arts to graduate from EGHS.