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Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements and Minimum College Admission "A-G" Requirements*

 

  *Updated 1.27.16

SUBJECTS

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION

9 - 12

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

"A-G" Requirements

Grades of C or better

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY

"A-G" Requirements

Grades of C or better

PRIVATE COLLEGES

Grades of C or better

COMMUNITY COLLEGES

Social Studies

"A" Requirement

30 Credits:

World History AB

U.S. History AB

Prin. Am. Democ.

Economics

2 years

World History (1year)

U.S. History (1 year

OR

1 sem U.S. Hist and 1 sem of Prin. Am. Democracy)

2 years

History from A-G

U.S. History (1 year 

OR

1 sem of U.S. Hist and 1 sem of Prin. Am. Democracy)

World History

U.S. History

Prin. Am. Democ.

College Prep. Electives recommended

No subject requirements.

 

English

"B" Requirement

40 Credits:

English 9

English 10

American Lit.

Contemp. Comp.

12th grade Composition & English elective

4 years college preparatory English

(no more than 1 yr of ADV ESL/ELD and not in senior year)

4 years college preparatory English

(no more than 1 yr of ADV ESL/ELD)

4 years college preparatory English

No subject requirements

Mathematics

"C" Requirement

 

20 Credits:

College Prep Math:

Algebra 1 & Geometry

or

Adv. Applied Math

or

Algebra 2

3 years:

Algebra 1

Geometry

Algebra 2

 

4 years recommended

3 years:

Algebra 1

Geometry

Algebra 2

 

4 years recommended

college preparatory Math each year

No subject requirements 

Lab Science

"D" Requirement

 

10 Credits:

Biological Science (Bio, Marbio, Physio)

10 Credits:

Physical Science (Chem, UCCI, Physics)

2 years Lab Science in 2 or 3 areas Bio, Chem, Physics

3 yrs recommended

 

2 years Lab Science

1 year Physical

1 year Biological

 

3 to 4 years

Lab Science

No subject requirements

Foreign Language

"E" Requirement

 

2 years of same Foreign Language

(ASL OK)

3 yrs recommended

2 years of same Foreign Language

(ASL OK)

3 to 4 years

Foreign Language

No subject requirements

Visual & Performing Arts

"F" Requirement

1 year course

10 Credits:

Visual & Performing Arts

1 year course

Visual & Performing Arts

(dance, music, theater, visual arts, etc)

1 year course

Visual & Performing Arts

Visual & Performing Arts courses count as Electives

No subject requirements

Electives

"G" Requirement

75 Credits:

Total credits needed to graduate: 230

1 year of advanced courses in:

Math, Arts, English, Lab Science, Foreign Lanugage or Social Sciences

1 year of advanced courses in:

Math, Arts, English, Lab Science, Foreign Lanugage or Social Sciences

College Preparatory Electives

in the subject area of interest

No subject requirements

Applied Technology

10 Credits:

Applied Technology

       
Physical Education 20 Credits None None None None
Health 5 Credits None None None None
Assessments

 

SAT Reasoning Test or ACT

 

2 SAT Subject Tests

Subject A - English placement

SAT Reasoning Test or ACT

 

SAT Subject Tests optional

 

Placement exams in English EPT and Math ELM

SAT Reasoning Test or ACT

 

SAT Subject Tests for some colleges

Placement exams for English, Mathematics and Chemistry

In addition to the above requirements, Palisades Charter High School requires: 10 hours of community service each year and students must take the CST exams each school year.