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Graduation Requirements

To graduate from high school, students must earn 230 credits and complete 40 hours of community service. The credit requirements are listed below:
  • 4 Years – Language Arts = 40 credits
  • 3 Years – Social Science (World History, U.S. History, Govt./Econ.) = 30 credits
  • 2 Years – Math (Must complete Algebra 1) = 20 credits
  • 2 Years – Science (1 yr. of Life or Bio and 1 yr. of Physical or Chemistry) = 20 credits
  • 2 Years – Physical Education = 20 credits
  • 1 Year – Foreign Language or Fine Art = 10 credits
  • 1 Semester – Academic Career Planning = 5 credits
  • 1 Semester – Health = 5 credits
  • 80 credits of electives. Elective credits are given to a class once it is above the minimum requirements that are listed above. For example, if a student takes a third year of math, those credits would be considered elective credits.


CSU/UC Admission Requirements

The minimum requirements to be admitted to the California State Universities and for the University of California school systems are listed here.
  • 4 Years – Language Arts
  • 3 Years – Math – Algebra 1, Geometry & Algebra 2
  • 2 Years – Social Science – World History & U.S. History
  • 2 Years – Lab Science – Biology & Chemistry
  • 2 Years – Same Foreign Language
  • 1 Year – Visual or Performing Art
  • 1 Year – Academic Elective (this is an extra class of any of the above categories)
  • “C” or higher in ALL classes
  • CSU = Must take the SAT Reasoning or ACT
  • UC = Must take the SAT Reasoning or ACT + TWO SAT Subject Tests of your choice