High School

High School Promotion Policy 

High school promotion is contingent upon earned credits as outlined below:

Grade Level Number of Credits Earned Number of courses Passed
Freshman – Ninth Grade 0-50 Credits 0-5
Sophomore – Tenth Grade 55-105 Credits 5.5-10.5
Junior – Eleventh Grade 105-160 10.5-16
Senior – Twelfth Grade 160-220 Credits 17-22

Adopted July 15, 2013

High School Graduation Requirements

A-G Requirement Description UC Approved A-G Courses
A- History / Social Science (2 years)


Two years of history/social science, including one year of world history, cultures and geography; and one year of US history, or one-half year of US history AND one-half year of American government.


–        World History

–        US History

–        Principles of American Democracy

B- English (4 years)



Four years of college-preparatory English.


–        ELD 2

–        English 9

–        English 10

–        English 11

–        English 12

C- Math (3 years required; 4 years recommended)


Three years of college preparatory mathematics; the minimum pattern is Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. Math courses taken in the 7th and 8th grades that the student’s high school accepts as equivalent to its own may be used to fulfill a part of this requirement.


–        Algebra 1

–        Geometry

–        Algebra 2

–        Pre-Calculus

–        AP Calculus


D- Laboratory Science (2 years required; 3 years recommended)


Two years of laboratory science in at least two of these three subjects: biology, chemistry, and physics.


–        Biology

–        Chemistry

–        Physics

–        AP Computer Science Principles

–        AP Environmental Science

E- Language Other than English (2 years required; 3 years recommended)


Two years of the same language other than English.


–        Spanish 1

–        Spanish 2

–        Spanish 3

–        AP Spanish Language and Culture

–        AP Spanish Literature and Culture

F- Visual and Performing Arts (1 year)


A single yearlong visual or performing arts class such as dance, drama, music, or visual art (drawing, painting, etc.).


–        AP 2D Art and Design

–        Art I A/B

–        Chorus A/B

–        Dance 1 A/B

–        Dance 2 A/B

–        Guitar AB

–        Music Production 1

–        Orchestra 1 A/B

–        Piano 1 A/B

–        Radio Production

–        Studio Art A/B

–        Theater Arts A/B

G- College Preparatory Elective (1 year)


One year chosen from additional “A-F” courses beyond those used to satisfy the requirements above, or courses that have been approved elective classes.


–        Earth Science

–        Economics

–        Entrepreneurship

–        Introduction to Business

–        Introduction to Marketing

–        Office Occupations

–        Film Production