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Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements

Each student shall earn a minimum of 235 credits. Included are these specific requirements:

English......................................................40 credits

Visual & Performing Arts/Foreign Lang....10 credits

Health.......................................................5 credits

Mathematics.............................................30 credits
(Must pass Algebra I)

Physical Education....................................20 credits
(10 credits required during 9th grade. Students must pass 5 of the 6 components for the Fitnessgram Test.)

Science......................................................20 credits

Social Studies*..........................................30 credits
Must include:
World History—10 credits
U.S. History—10 credits
American Government—5 credits
Economics—5 credits

Electives...................................................80 credits


Community Service:
*Juniors and seniors will be required to complete 10 hours per year of community service with a non-profit organization (through social studies classes). Community Service Forms are available in the Counseling Office.


California High School Exit Exam:
High School Exit Exam: Students will be required to pass the California High School Exit Exam before graduating from high school. The test will be first administered their Sophomore year and will be administered twice each year (as necessary).