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Graduation Requirements/Information

Graduation Requirements:

1) 225 Credits (a minimum of the following)

          a.) 40 Credits of English

          b.) 30 Credits of Social Science (World History, U.S. History, Government,

    and Economics)

          c.) 20 Credits of Science (Earth Science OR Chemistry, and Biology)

          d.) 20 Credits of Mathematics (10 credits must be in Algebra 1)

          e.) 20 Credits of Career Pathway (elective credits)

          f.) 20 Credits of Physical Education (10 credits must be completed in the  

    9th grade)

          g.) 10 Credits of World Language or Fine Arts

          h.) 5 Credits of Health

          i.) 60 Credits of Electives

2) California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) **temporarily suspended, please

    refer to the laws stated below**

3) Technology Proficiency Requirement

          a.) Accomplished through a course, or imbedded projects in core classes

4) Completion of Career Pathway Requirement (20 elective credits)

          a.) Please refer to Career tab for a list of the Career Pathways

5) Community Activity Requirement (CAR) Hours - 60 hours total

          a) 30 hours should be completed by the end of the 10th grade year


CAHSEE Legislation:

SB 725

  • SB 725 was approved by the Governor on August 26th, allowing us to grant 2015 diploma to any grade 12 student who met all requirements except for passing CAHSEE
  • Language of bill reads:


Section 60851.1 is added to the Education Code, to read:

60851.1. Notwithstanding any other law, the high school exit examination shall not be required as a condition of receiving a diploma of graduation or a condition of graduation from high school for a pupil completing grade 12 in 2015 and who has met all other high school graduation requirements.


This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the meaning of Article IV of the Constitution and shall go into immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:

In order to ensure that pupils who have not passed the high school exit examination but have met all other high school graduation requirements receive a high school diploma as soon as possible, it is necessary that this act take effect immediately.

SB 172

Has not yet been approved. It does suspend the CAHSEE, so we will NOT be administering the CAHSEE this year.