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A total of 220 credits is required for graduation. The district guideline for satisfactory and expected academic progress toward graduation is:

9th grade - 25 credits end of 1st semester.............. 50 credits end of 2nd semester
10th grade - 80 credits end of 1st semester.............110 credits end of 2nd semester
11th grade - 130 credits end of 1st semester...........160 credits end of 2nd semester
12th grade - 190 credits end of 1st semester............220 credits end of 2nd semester

Specific subject credits required are:

ENGLISH - 40 CREDITS (4 years)

MATHEMATICS - 20 CREDITS (2 years)
-10 credits in mathematics in the 9th or 10th grade
and
-10 credits in mathematics or computer programming in the 11th or 12th grade
or
-Successful completion of a year of geometry and 10 additional credits in mathematics or accounting or computer programming.

SOCIAL SCIENCE - 30 CREDITS (3 years)
-10 credits in World History (9th or 10th grade)
-10 credits in United States History (11th grade)
- 5 credits in American Government (12th grade)
- 5 credits in Economics (12th grade)

SCIENCE - 20 CREDITS (2 years)
-Requires courses in both Physical and Biological Science

PHYSICAL EDUCATION - 30 CREDITS (3 years)
- Required in grades 9, 10, and 11
- Waiver possible in grade 11 -- When waiver is in effect, credit in Student Assistant or work experience courses cannot be earned

FINE ARTS OR FOREIGN LANGUAGE - 10 CREDITS (1 year)
-10 credits in Visual and Performing Arts
or
-10 credits in a Foreign Language

APPLIED ARTS - 15 CREDITS (3 Courses)
To be taken in at least one but not more than two of the following areas: Visual and Performing Arts, Industrial Technology, Business Education, Technology Lab, School Services (Pep, Color Guard, Leadership, Yearbook, Newspaper) and approved related ROP courses.

STATE REQUIREMENTS COURSE - 5 CREDITS (1 Semester)
-To include Drivers Education, Health and Safety Education and a unit in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation.

COMPUTER LITERACY
-Completion of an appropriate course which meets District guidelines or demonstrated competency in computer usage.

EXIT EXAM
-Beginning with the class of 2006, students must pass the (CAHSEE) High School Exit Exam in English Language Arts and Mathematics.

ALGEBRA
- Students must complete the equivalent of Algebra 1 to meet graduation requirements.

NOTE :
  • Maximum acceptable credits toward graduation for Work Experience - 20.
  • Maximum acceptable credits toward graduation for Student Assistant - 20.
  • No course shall satisfy more than one requirement simultaneously.