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Orion High School Core Course Offerings

In addition to the Advanced Placement Courses, Orion High School offers the following core curriculum (English language arts, math, science, social studies) courses.  Course descriptions are available upon logging in an accessing the "Go to Class" area, then by clicking on the Orion Course Catalog.  Orion's core courses for English language arts and mathematics are aligned to the Common Core State Standards, and cross-walked to Texas standards, when necessary.  Courses consist of up to ten modules, which in traditional terms, corresponds to a unit of study.

English Language Arts

  • English I, English II, English III, English IV
  • Modern Film
  • Communications
  • The Bible as Literature (may be substituted for an English langauge arts credit)
  • Grammar and Composition


  • Algebra I, Algebra II
  • Geometry
  • Pre Calculus
  • Math Models
  • Personal Financial Literacy


  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Astronomy
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Science
  • Anatomy & Physiology

Social Studies

  • World Geography
  • World History
  • United States History
  • United States Government
  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice