Graduation Requirements

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COURSE REQUIREMENTS:
English:   4 years (40 credits)
Mathematics:   3 years (30 credits)
Science:   2 years lab (20 credits)
Social Science:   4 years (40 credits)
Physical Education:   2 years (20 credits)
Practical/Vocational Arts:   1 year (10 credits)
Visual/Performing Arts:   1 year (10 credits)
 
PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS: (skills satisfied in other classes)
 
Health:     Satisfied by completing Career Choices and Freshman P.E.
Computer Proficiency:     Pass competency test or pass a class that meets the Computer Proficiency requirement.

ELECTIVES - 60 CREDITS
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED:    230 CREDITS 
 
 
READING & WRITING PROFICIENCY
Forty units of English are required for graduation. It is required that students who plan to attend a university have four years of English. All English courses include work in the areas of reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary and spelling. Students must earn passing grades in the required English classes. Students who fail required courses must make up credit in summer school or other alternative courses.
 
MATHEMATICS PROFICIENCY

All students must complete three years of math, including two advanced courses in math. Two advanced courses will be defined as Math 1, Math 2, Math 2B, Math 3, Trig/Pre-Calculus, Calculus or Statistics. *Students who have not passed Math 3 must take a fourth year of mathematics.   

COMPUTER PROFICIENCY

With increasing and ever-changing technology, it is imperative that all students are familiar with different means of accessing information. Rather than adding more classes, it is hoped that the infusion of technology across the curriculum will enable all students, by their junior year, to demonstrate competency. Students must take two semesters of an approved Business or Technology course or pass the district’s Computer Proficiency test as a requirement for graduation. Passing the computer proficiency test does not waive the 10-unit Practical Arts graduation requirement.

Courses that meet district computer proficiency requirement:

  • Accounting
  • AP Computer Science A
  • Computer Aided Drafting
  • Computer Science Principles
  • Computer Literacy
  • Digital Computing & Photography
  • Digital Multimedia
  • Entrepreneurship & Small Business
  • Exploring Engineering
  • Intro to Business
  • Intro to Computer Programming
  • Intro to Internet & HTML (meets 1 semester of requirement)
  • Multimedia Design & Production
  • PC Graphics & Design
  • Publishing on the Web
  • Space Science & Engineering (Robotics)
  • Web Design using Dreamweaver (meets 1 semester)
 
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
  • Freshman P.E. is required of all students for graduation - no waivers and no exceptions.
  • For the second year requirement, the Principal may allow up to 10 units of credit for P.E.  Students who participate in two extra-curricular sports during one academic year can earn
    5 credits. Students in three consecutive sports in one academic year can earn 10 credits.
  • Students cannot get initial credit for P.E. during Summer School.
  • Students not passing the Physical Fitness Test must take a district-approved P.E. Course in 10th grade.
  • Students are required to continue to be enrolled in a P.E. class until they pass 5 out of 6 performance standards of the California Physical Fitness Test. A student who has completed their sophomore year, has passed 4 of 6 California Physical Fitness Test standards, and is 16 may apply for a waiver (see your counselor for more details).
 
HEALTH AND PARENT PERMISSION

Career Choices is a required course for all ninth graders to meet the State Health Requirements. 
The District uses Positive Parent Permission and will provide access to detailed class content outlines prior to instruction concerning sexual health and HIV/AIDS. Parents may choose to exclude their students from participation in certain sections of instruction, guest speakers, and adjacent assessments or surveys.  (Ed Code 51937, 51938, 51939)

  
LATE ENROLLMENT

New students will receive partial credit if their enrollment date is after school has been in session for more than twenty (20) days and they are unable to provide transfer grades from a previous school/district.