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Graduation Requirements


230 Semester Credits are required for graduation(each semester course = 5 credits): 

English - 40 credits 

Math/Algebra - 20 credits, including one year of Algebra 

Science - 20 credits

10 credits - Physical Science
10 credits - Life Science 

Social Science - 30 credits

10 credits - World History/Culture & Geography
10 credits - U.S. History
5 credits - American Government
5 credits – Economics 

Physical Education (PE) - 20 credits with 10 credits recommended to be taken in both the 9th & 10th grades. Postponements will be considered on an individual basis. 

Computer Technology - 5 credits, or pass the district computer proficiency test (no credits issued) 

Foreign Language or Fine Arts - 10 credits of Foreign Language or Fine Arts (includes all classes in Visual/Performing Arts) 

Focus Area Requirement - 20 additional credits shall be taken in a specific area of focus as follows:

• Fine Arts (includes all classes in Visual/Performing Arts)
• Business Education
• Home Economics
• Industrial Technology
• Foreign Language
• Academic/College - 20 credits in core academic areas that enable a pupil to meet the course entrance requirements for the UC and CSU system.  Pupils may use ROP courses to satisfy the 20 credit requirement if the course work is within one of the above focus area categories as an approved career pathway. Work Experience courses up to 10 credits may count toward the focus area requirement if the work experience is within a focus area and the objective of gaining advanced knowledge in the area. 

Electives - 65 (or 70) credits (If the computer technology requirement is met by examination, the pupil will be required to complete 70 elective credits) 


Students must take and pass a course or a skills-based examination to demonstrate technical competence.