Students at Point Pleasant Beach High School have an array of courses from which to choose in order to have a fulfilling high school experience. For a complete list of all of the Point Pleasant Beach High School course offerings and course descriptions, please access the Guidance website and click "Course Descriptions."In order to graduate, a pupil must have earned a minimum of 120 credits in courses designed to meet all of the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards. These courses include, but are not limited to, the following credits:
1. 20 credits in language arts literacy aligned to grade nine through twelve standards, effective with the 2009 – 2010 grade nine class;
2. 15 credits in mathematics, including Algebra I or the content equivalent (“content equivalent” is defined at N.J.A.C. 6A:8-1.3) effective with the 2008 – 2009 grade nine class, including geometry or the content equivalent effective with the 2010-2011 grade nine class, and including a third year of mathematics that builds on the concepts and skills of algebra and geometry and that prepares pupils for college and 21st century careers effective with the 2012-2013 grade nine class;
3. 15 credits in social studies, including satisfaction of N.J.S.A. 18A:35-1 and 18A:35-2: five credits in world history, and the integration of civics, economics, geography, and global content in all course offerings;
4. 15 credits in science, including at least five credits in laboratory biology/life science or the content equivalent effective with the 2008 – 2009 grade nine class, including one additional laboratory/inquiry-based science course which shall include chemistry, environmental science, or physics effective with the 2010-2011 grade nine class, and including one additional laboratory/inquiry-based science course effective with 2012-2013 grade nine class.
5. 3.75 credits in health, safety, and physical education during each year of enrollment as required by N.J.S.A. 18A:35-5, 7 and 8;
6. 5 credits in visual and performing arts;
7. 5 credits in world languages or pupil demonstration of proficiency as set forth in N.J.A.C. 6A:8-5.1(a)2ii(2);
8. 2.5 credits in financial, economic, business, and entrepreneurial literacy, effective with 2010-2011 grade nine class;
9. Technological literacy, consistent with the Core Curriculum Content Standards, integrated throughout the curriculum;
10. 5 credits in 21st century life and careers, or career-technical education; and
11. Electives as determined by the high school program sufficient to total a minimum of 120 credits.