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Graduation Requirements

 
 

1. REQUIRED COURSES

Students must satisfactorily complete the following coursework:

English

40 Credits (4 years)

Math

30 Credits (3 years)

PE

30 Credits (3 years)

Biology

10 Credits (1 year)

World History

10 Credits (1 year)

US History

10 Credits (1 year)

Civics

5 Credits (1 Semester)

Economics

5 Credits (1 Semester)

Earth Science/Chemistry

10 Credits (1 year)

Fine Arts

10 Credits (1 year)

Fine Arts may include any art course, any music course, any drama course, Drafting Technology, or Digital Imagery.

Electives

70 Credits

Effective class of 2013: 10 credits of math requirement MUST be in Algebra I.

  

2. CREDITS

To be considered on track for graduation, student must meet the minimum credits for each grade level:

 

Sophomore

60 Credits

Junior

120 Credits

Senior

1st Semester: 170 Credits

2nd Semester: 200 Credits

Graduation

230 Credits

 

Each semester course is worth five (5) credits, thus earning ten (10) credits per year. Students should earn, with a passing grade a total of sixty (60) credits each year. “F” grades earn no credit.

 

3. GPA (Grade Point Average)

Student must maintain a minimum overall graduation grade point average of 2.0.

Calculate the grade point average (GPA) by adding grade points and then dividing the total points by the number of grades:
A = 4 points

B = 3 points

C = 2 points

D = 1 point

SampleGPA

     


4. OCCUPATIONAL ED (OE II)

Students must demonstrate pre-employment skills by passing the following graduation task with a score of 4 or higher on a Portfolio and Mock Interview.

 

 
REQUIREMENTS FOR CALIFORNIA FOUR YEAR UNIVERSITIES
The A-G Requirements
Students who desire to attend a California university must complete the following minimum requirements with a grade of "C" or better:
  • English - 4 years
  • Math - 3 years (Alg. I, Geom, Alg. II)
  • Foreign Language - 2 years
  • US History - 1 year
  • World History - 1 year
  • Civics/Economics - 1 year
  • College Prep Electives - 1 year
  • Lab Sciences - 2 years
  • Visual/Performing Art - 1 year (See Counselor for qualifying courses.)

SAT I or ACT

SAT II (University of California)

** Eligibility Index - Students must also meet the eligibility index set by each of these universities. This index is computed using a combination of the grade point average (GPA) and the college entrance examination scores.

PRIVATE FOUR-YEAR COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES
Most private colleges and universities require an academic pattern of courses similar to that required for the California universities.
 
COMMUNITY COLLEGES
Eligibility for community colleges requires graduation from high school or equivalent, or a student must be at least 18 years of age.
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