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At TREE, we meet all A-G UC requirements, are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), as well approved by the NCAA. To our academic instruction and programs, we also provide classes in Life Skills to develop our students’ Social and Emotional learning, as well as courses in Meditation and Yoga. We also offer a wide array of Elective Classes and support individual student interests with yearly Passion Projects they themselves select, design and complete. Our Community Service requirement provides students with opportunities to learn about how they can be of service to others, as well as developing their awareness for the challengers human beings face every day.


Our approach, in essence, is to provide every student at TREE with enthusiastic encouragement, support and guidance in discovering who they are and what they love. In doing so, we seek to prepare every student at TREE for not only academic achievement and success, but to also live lives filled with meaning and purpose through self-knowledge and an empathetic awareness for the needs of others.


Our senior year at TREE we call the Senior Seminar. The essence of the seminar approach is to harness the student’s knowledge, collected in the previous years of study, and apply them to today’s world to explore both the challenges and opportunities. Additionally, we offer courses in Psychology, Sociology, Environmental Studies and Economics to further develop our students’ awareness of their world, and how they can effect positive change in the world.





University of California Requirements listed at bottom of page,

as well as a link to view all UC Approved TREE Academy courses. 








The Senior Seminar


1.  Complete 15 A-G courses (11 of them by end of junior year)

You need to complete a minimum of 15 college-preparatory courses (A-G courses) with a letter grade of C or better.


For courses completed during the 2020 winter, spring or summer terms, UC will also accept a grade of pass/credit.


You must complete at least 11 of these courses prior to the beginning of your last year of high school.


The 15 courses are: 

a. History: 2 years

b. English: 4 years

c. Mathematics: 3 years

d. Science: 2 years

e. Language other than English *or equivalent to the 2nd level of high school instruction: 2 years

f. Visual and performing Arts: 1 year

g. College-prep elective (chosen from the subjects listed above or another course approved by the university): 1 year

2. Earn a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better (3.4 if you're a nonresident) in these courses with no grade lower than a C.

Option to submit SAT/ACT test scores

Freshman applicants for fall 2021-2022 have the option to submit SAT/ACT scores with their application. Applicants will not be penalized in the admission review process if they don't submit SAT/ACT scores. 

California students

If you're a state resident who has met the minimum requirements and aren't admitted to any UC campus to which you apply, you'll be offered a spot at another campus if space is available, provided:

  • You rank in the top 9 percent of California high school students, according to our admissions index

  • You rank in the top 9 percent of your graduating class at a participating high school. We refer to this as "Eligible in the Local Context" (ELC).