Graduation Subject Sequence Requirements

Graduation Requirements

Subject Area 

 (Categorized by UC/CSU "a-g") 


  Requirements

a. Social Studies 


3 years of social studies including: 

 World History or World History AP 

U.S. History (11) or U.S. History AP

Government/Economics (12) 

b. English 



4 years of English including:

1 semester of American Literature in Grade 11

Note: ESL 5,6 may be used to fulfill one year 

c. Mathematics 

Recommended for 4 years 


3 years of math including: 

Integrated I 

Integrated II or Integrated II Adv. 

Integrated III or Integrated III Adv.

d. Science 

Recommended for 4 years 


3 years of science including: 

1 yr. Biology

1 yr. Physics, Physics Adv. Or Green Up and Go 

1 yr. Chemistry or Honors Chemistry 

e. Language Other Than English 

Recommended for 3 years 

2 years in the same UC-approved world language course including: Spanish or American Sign Language 

f. Visual and Performing Arts 



1 year in the same UC-approved Visual and
Performing Arts course including: 

AP Art; Design and Mixed Media; Video Production; Orchestra; 

Band; Theatre; Introduction to Design; Technical Theatre; or Ceramics 

g. College Preparatory Electives

No requirement

Students who complete the district's science requirement will have met the UC "d" and "g" requirement. 

Physical Education 

4 years - PE, Athletics, OR JROTC, taken in grade 9 (2 semesters) and in grades 10, 11 and 12 including Marching Band (2 semesters). 

Note: May be waived from the 4-year state requirement by passing five of the six Fitnessgram (CA physical fitness assessment) standards. 

Electives to Meet 44 Credits and GPA  

6 semester credits to reach a minimum of 44 credits 44 credits in Grades 9-12 are required with a minimum of a 2.0 GPA in order to earn a diploma

Grade Level Assignment (beginning of fall semester) 

  • Students with fewer than 10 credits are considered 9th graders.
  • Students with between 10 and 20 credits are 10th graders
  • Students with between 21 and 30 credits are 11th graders.
  • Students with 31 or more credits are 12th graders. 

Course Sequence

Course Sequence

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