Brea Olinda High School seeks to provide rigorous and relevant curriculum, instruction, and guidance support services. We want all students to graduate, not only knowing about, but also taking advantage of the opportunities available to them for college and/or career. BOHS has an extensive listing of academic and career pathway courses and award-winning teachers to deliver them. Our staff works together to foster student success, making meaningful and lasting relationships with our students. Our motto is “Student support is our business.”

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  • Career Pathways
  • College & Career Center
  • Coursework & Educational Plan
  • Course Requests and Schedule Changes
  • Eligibility for Activities and Athletics
  • Grade Reports
  • Graduation & Senior Awards Night (including honors at graduation and distinguished scholars)
  • Graduation Requirements
  • Guidance Counselors
  • Home/Hospital Instruction
  • Homework (including excused absences and homework)
  • Honor Roll
  • Incomplete Semester Grades
  • Internet Access
  • Late Start Days
  • Library
  • Minimum Credit Policy
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Regional Occupational Program (ROP)
  • School Holds
  • Textbooks & Instructional Materials
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  • Withdrawal from School
  • Work Permits


Students need to earn a total of 230 credits to graduate with credit requirements in the following areas:
English/Language Arts = 40
History/Social Studies = 30 
Mathematics = 30
Sciences = 30
Fine Arts or World Languages = 10
Physical Education or Athletics = 20
Health/Freshman Focus = 5
Electives = 65
In addition, students must pass Algebra 1.

Online World History Class (Grade 10)

Learn World History and earn UC-approved high school credit from home! This class is open to grade 10 students only.

California State Content Standards

In 2010, the California State Board of Education formally adopted new content standards for English Language Arts & Literacy and Mathematics. English Language Arts & Literacy Standards have four strands--reading, writing, listening and speaking, and language, and apply to language arts classes as well as classes in the social studies, science, and technical subjects.  Mathematics content standards are based on conceptual categories at the high school level, and Standards for Mathematical Practice outline the thinking processes students will hone as they learn the content.




The California State Board of Education adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) on September 4, 2013.  For more information on the state's implementation process, please visit California Department of Education's Next Generation Science Standards page.

NGSS for California Public Schools, K-12



Brea Olinda Unified School District (BOUSD) is offering an online service for its students called Google Apps for Education.  Google Apps for Education is an internet based group of tools which will allow students to create and store documents, access information, study, and collaborate with students and teachers through the internet.  Students can access Google Apps for Education while at school, but students can also access the online service outside of school from any place that they have access to the internet.  Google provides Google Apps for Education free to educational institutions such as BOUSD, and the online service is used by thousands of K-12 schools and major universities throughout the nation.  Please review the BOUSD Google Apps Parent Permission form for more information on services and student safety and privacy.



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