Oasis offers students the opportunity to:

  • Recover credits.
  • Accelerate credits.
  • Complete the requirements for a high school diploma.
  • Complete the requirements for admission to a community college.
  • Complete the requirements to apply for the Cabrillo College Honors Transfer program.
  • Complete the admission requirements for a CSU, UC, or private university.

Our curriculum offerings include introductory and advanced high school coursework through text-based learning, dual enrollment, online courses, and ROP Career Technical Education courses.

UC "a-g" Courses

The UC (University of California) and CSU (California State University) systems authorized the following Oasis courses to meet their content standards for minimum eligibility towards admission:

  • History / Social Science (“a”) - 
    World History, U.S. History, Government;
  • English (b) - 
    English I, English II, English III, English IV;
  • Mathematics (“c”) -
     Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Math I; Math II; Math III
  • Laboratory Science (“d”) -
    Students will need to meet this requirement through Cabrillo College  or another institution
  • Language other than English (“e”) - 
    Students will need to meet this requirement through Cabrillo College or another institution;
  • Visual & Performing Arts (“f”) -
     Art History;
  • College Preparatory Elective (“g”)

Read about the  UC  "a-g" Subject Area Requirements.


  • Oasis students can fulfill graduation requirements through a combination of Oasis and Cabrillo College coursework. 


Free tutoring is available to help you in any subject area. You can make an appointment or drop-in for help Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Weighted Grades
  • Grades are based on a 4.0 scale with a semester grade of “A” earning 4.0; grade of “B” earning a 3.0; grade of “C” earning a 2.0; grade of “D” earning a 1.0; grade of “F” earning 0.
  • Students who transfer from other high schools with credit in IB, AP and certain college courses will receive a 1 point GPA increase for grades of A, B, C or D.  Grade F stands as earned.
  • Students enrolled in Alternative Education who earn college credit will receive a 1 point GPA increase as described above.
  • Letter grades on transcripts shall remain the same, but the numerical value for GPA will be increased by one point.


  • Cabrillo College tuition is waived for up to 11 credits for concurrently enrolled  students. 
  • Students will be expected to provide their own texts, some instructional supplies, and pay Cabrillo College fees.
  • Upon completion of a college course, students will submit transcripts from the college for addition to the high school transcript.
  • Guidance on on how "a-g" requirements can be met by completing college courses is available on the UC website.  
  • UC "a-g" Course List for Cabrillo College.

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Santa Cruz County Office of Education
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