What about electives?
Many of the "electives" in high school are not required for college admission. However, they may be useful on the student's high school transcript to show that the student was well- rounded and participated in not only academic courses, but in extra-curricular activities, such as clubs, theater, sports, music, art, cheerleading, physical education, career/technical education, and other formally organized groups.
The Leadership and Participation Bonus
Participation in such activities says many positive things about the college applicant; positions of leadership and responsibility in such activities say many more positive things about students!
What about the ACT and SAT?
Some schools require the incoming students to take the ACT or SAT test with minimum score requirements. Some schools have their own placement tests to be taken with ACT or SAT or instead of these more traditional tests.
Keep checking with the school on the requirements!
College admission requirements change periodically so I recommend checking with the schools your child wants to possibly attend to make sure you have everything you need.