High School Graduation Requirements

Students must pass a minimum of 230 units and complete the following course of study in order to receive a diploma of graduation from a comprehensive high school:

CLASS
SEMESTERS
UNITS
English
8
40
Mathematics
6
30
Science
a physical
a biological
OR
an integrated

2
2

4

10
10

20
Social Science
W. Geography/
W. Religions U.S. History
World History
U.S. Government
Economics

1

2
2
1
1

5

10
10
5
5
Visual/Performing Arts
OR
Career-Technical
OR
Foreign Language
2
10
(one course in visual/performing arts or foreign language or American Sign Language or career-technical education)
Practical Arts
1
5
Physical Education
4
20
 
(All 9th graders must take Physical Education unless exempted by Board Policy 6142.111)
Health
1
5