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What Do I Need to Graduate?

 


Graduation Requirements

Graduation is based upon the accumulation of a minimum of 230 credits as well as the completion of all subject requirements.  The State of Californiarequires the class of 2006 and beyond to pass the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) in order to receive a diploma.  With the exception of ROP classes, 5 credits are given for each semester successfully completed.

 

Students are required to meet the following additional requirements: 1) Attain a cumulative grade point average of not less than 1.75; 2) Submit a senior portfolio in the fall semester of the senior year; and 3) Complete twenty (20) hours of Community Service work during the 9th through 12th grades.

Alameda Unified School District   Graduation Requirements

1.  English - A student must earn forty (40) credits (four years) in courses offered by the English department under its regular sequential program of instruction.

2.  Social Science - A student must earn (30) credits (three years) of social science, including 10 credits in Modern World History, 10 credits in U.S. History, 5 credits in American Government and 5 credits in Economics.

3.   Mathematics - A student must earn twenty (20) credits (two years) in mathematics.  One year must meet the State academic content standard for Algebra I.  The math sequence consists of Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II.  This sequence is aligned with the state framework.

4.  Science - A student must earn twenty (20) credits (two years) in science, including 10 credits in physical science and 10 credits in a life science.  

5. World Language/Visual/Performing Arts/ROP/Vocational Ed/ - A student must earn ten (10) credits (one year) in each of two out of the three areas.

6. Physical Education - A student must earn twenty (20) credits (two years) in physical education or JROTC.  Freshmen are required to take PE or JROTC.

7.  Current Life Issues - A student must earn five (5) credits (one semester) in Current Life Issues (taken in the 9th or 10th grade year).

8.  Remaining Credits - are to come from elective courses.

Graduation is based upon the accumulation of a minimum of 230 credits as well as the completion of all subject requirements.  The State of Californiarequires the class of 2006 and beyond to pass the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) in order to receive a diploma.  With the exception of ROP classes, 5 credits are given for each semester successfully completed.

 

Students are required to meet the following additional requirements: 1) Attain a cumulative grade point average of not less than 1.75; 2) Complete twenty (20) hours of Community Service work during the 9th through 12th grades.