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Graduation Requirements

Graduation and College Entrance Requirements

Courses Graduation Requirements UC Requirements CSU Requirements
English 40 credits (4 years) 7 of 15 courses must be taken in grades 11 & 12, 4 years of college prep English. Same as for UC
Math 20 credits (2 years) 3 years required; 4 recommended Same as for UC
Applied Skills 5 credits - may be waived by third year of science/math    
Science 20 credits (2 years) 2 years lab science required; 3 recommended of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc. to include biological and physical science. Same as for UC
Humanities 10 credits - Humanities includes language other than English, music, art or speech 2 years study in one language other than English language required; 3 recommended. One year may be taken in grade 8. Same as for UC
Social Studies 30 credits - World Hist./Geog., U.S. History, Economics, American Democracy 2 years required; one year US History (or 1/2 year of Amer. Democracy & 1/2 year of US History) and one year of World History. Must have Same as for UC
Visual & Performing Arts   10 credits of art or music.  Must be one year-long class. Same as for UC
Health 5 credits    
Electives 80 credits 10 credits (Year of academic courses in any of the above areas)  
Tests CAHSEE: California High School exit exam. (Math & English) SAT or ACT and SAT Subject Tests are recommended in two subjects from different disciplines. SAT or ACT (will take highest SAT verbal/math from two sittings)
GPA   10th /11th A-G course work Same as for UC
Community Service 40 hours    
Technology Requirements Graduation requirement only! Word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and internet and email. Some classes on students' regular course schedules satisfy some of these requirements through their curriculum.    
PE 20 credits (2 years)