High School Graduation Requirements

Students must pass a minimum of 230 units and complete the following course of study in order to receive a diploma of graduation from a comprehensive high school:

CLASS
SEMESTERS
UNITS
English
8
40
Mathematics
6
30
Science
a physical
a biological
OR
an integrated

2
2

4

10
10

20
Social Science
W. Geography/
W. Religions U.S. History
World History
U.S. Government
Economics

1

2
2
1
1

5

10
10
5
5
Visual/Performing Arts
OR
Career-Technical
OR
Foreign Language
2
10
(one course in visual/performing arts or foreign language or American Sign Language or career-technical education)
Practical Arts
1
5
Physical Education
4
20
 
(All 9th graders must take Physical Education unless exempted by Board Policy 6142.111)
Health
1
5

Computer Literacy

Students must demonstrate proficiency in computer literacy by completing an approved computer course, proficiency project, or successfully passing the Computer Literacy Exam. This requirement will end with the class of 2016.