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Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements: All regular students grades 9-11 must have six classes.

 

English 40 Credits
Mathematics 20 Credits including course work at least equivalent to State content standards
Science 20 Credits - 10 Physical Science, 10 Life Science
Social Studies 30 Credits, 10 World History & Culture, 10 U.S. History, 5 Government, 5 Economics
Physical Ed 20 Credits - 10 9th Grade, 10 10th Grade
Computer Studies 5 Credits or pass a competency test
Fine Art/Foreign Language 10 Credits in either Foreign Language or Fine Arts
Electives 65 or 70

 

Total Credits Needed to Graduate = 230

Students must take and pass a course or a skills-based examination to demonstrate technical competence.

FOUR-YEAR PLAN FOR STUDENTS

 

 Freshman Year (Ninth Grade)

English I (two semesters) - required
Science (two semesters) - required
Mathematics (two semesters) - required
Physical Education (two semesters) - required
Foreign Language or elective (two semesters) - required
Elective (two semesters) - required

Sophomore Year (Tenth Grade)

English II (two semesters) - required
Science (two semesters) - required
Mathematics (two semesters) - required
Physical Education (two semesters) - required
World History/Culture (two semesters) - required
Foreign Language or other elective (two semesters) - required

Junior Year (Eleventh Grade)

English III (two semesters) - required
U.S. History (two semesters) - required
Elective/Science (two semesters) - required
Elective/Mathematics (two semesters) - required
Elective (two semesters) - required
Elective (two semesters) - required

Senior Year (Twelfth Grade)

English IV (two semesters) - required
Economics (one semester) - required
Government (one semester) - required
Elective (two semesters) - required
Elective (two semesters) - required
Elective (two semesters) - required
Elective

University of California/California State University Minimum Course Requirements ("A-G" P):

Required “C” or better grade on transcript
Social Science 2 years
English 4 years
Math 3 years (4 recommended)
Laboratory Science 2 years (3 recommended: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy)
Foreign Language 2 years (3 years recommended – same language)
Visual/Performing Arts 1 year
College Prep Electives 1 year (Advanced coursework selected from: History, English, Advanced Math, Lab Science, Foreign Language, Social Studies, and Fine Arts)

 

Tests

SAT I – Scholastic Aptitude Test
SAT II – Subject Exam
ACT – American College Test

 

University of California SAT I & SAT II or ACT & SAT II
California State University SAT I or ACT

The lower the GPA, the higher the score required for admission.

The University of California and California State University have aligned their respective admission requirements. Part of this alignment has taken place in the area of electives, specifically a Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) requirement. Because of this new format the University system has adopted a phase-in approach to allow high schools time to develop courses to meet the requirement. 

 

  • Applicants will be required to present a full-year course in visual or performing arts.