"It is the mission of Harwood Union High School to provide an educational and creative environment in which every person is valued as an individual, challenged as a learner and inspired to contribute to a democratic society. As a professional learning organization of all academic departments, we are prepared to work together in order to provide a unique and personalized learning experience for all students."


- Dec 31 1969 7:00 PM


- Dec 31 1969 7:00 PM

Graduate Requirements

Graduates of Harwood Union High School are required to earn a minimum of 24 credits, including:

  • English 4 credits (one each of 9th, 10th and 11th grade courses)
  • Social Studies 3 credits (one of three must be U.S. History)
  • Science 3 years
  • Math 3 credits
  • Physical Education 1.5 credits (.5 credit must be taken from Harwood PE curriculum)
  • Unified Arts 1 credit (visual arts, performing arts, STEM Education, or family and consumer science)
  • Personal Wellness .5 credit

College Admissions Requirements

Some colleges are more selective than others; many schools have specific entrance criteria and require a minimum of the following courses to determine eligibility for admission:

  • English 4 years
  • Math 3-4 years
  • Science 3-4 years
  • Social Studies 3-4 years
  • World Languages 2-3 years of same language

Even within a given college, these requirements may vary based upon the anticipated major.

In general, students are evaluated for college admissions primarily on high school achievement, rigor of course selection, and standardized examinations. The following are also considered: patterns of performance, enrichment experiences, letters of recommendation, personal essay, portfolio, individual talents, community service, and extenuating circumstances that may affect grades.


Additional Information on Requirements

Harwood students are required to be registered for six credits during the year. Not included are credit for sports participation.


Senior Course Selection

Seniors have priority in course selection because many need to fulfill graduation requirements and their senior year is their last opportunity to take courses at Harwood.


Transfer Students

If a student transfers to Harwood Union from a different school, s/he must work with his/her school counselor regarding appropriate course sequences and prerequisites.