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Graduation Requirements

For the Classes of 2014 and beyond

230 credits are required to graduate. For each semester class a student completes with a passing grade they earn 5 credits towards graduation. For more information about making up failed classes see the information on the Credit Recovery page.


English (4 years)

Ninth Grade English

Tenth Grade English

American Literature

European Literature


Social Studies (3 years)

World History

US History

American Democracy (1 semester)

Economics (1 semester)


Math (3 years, 4 years recommended for UC/CSU)

Algebra (if taken in 8th grade students should verify with their counselor that it's on their transcript)


Advanced Algebra


Probability and Statistics


Science (2 years, one year physical and one year life science, 3 years recommended for UC/CSU)

1 Year Physical Science:

Physics/Conceptual Physics


Environmental Science

1 Year Life Science:





World Languages (2 years of the same language)






Visual/Performing Arts (1 year of the same art)



Vocal Music





Computer Art

Architectural Design

Art History



Electives (50 Credits Total)

Electives are typically fulfilled when students go above and beyond a requirement. For example if students take a third year of science, the 10 credits from their science class roll over to electives.


Physical Education (2 years)


Other Graduation Requirements

Health Education

Career Education

Not sure if you're on track to graduate?

See your counselor in the Counseling Office to review your transcript and make sure that you are on track for graduation. Your counselor can also help you create a plan for graduation if you have classes that you will need to make up through credit recovery.