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Graduation Requirements

SGHS-UC-CSU-PRIVATE COURSE REQUIREMENTS

SUBJECT

HIGH SCHOOL

GRADUATION

Grades 9 – 12

Students must be enrolled in “A-G” course requirements

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

Grades of C or better

Social Studies

“A” Requirement

30 credits

(3 years )

 

World Cultures, United States History, and Economics/ Government.

 

Honors (H)/Advanced Placement (AP): World Cultures H, AP World History, AP US History, AP Government

 

2 years:

World History,

US History, or

Principles of American

Democracy

AP courses

are recommended

2 years:

World History,

US History, or

Principles of American

Democracy

AP courses

are recommended

2-3 years:

World History,

US History,

Principles of American

Democracy, and

College preparatory

electives recommended

AP courses

are recommended

No subject

requirements

Must be 18 years of age,

a high school graduate

or

Possess a high school

proficiency test

certificate

English

“B” Requirement

40 credits    

(4 years)

 

English 1-4

 

Honors (H)/Advanced Placement (AP): English 1H, 2H, 3H, AP English Language, AP English Literature

 

4 years:

English

AP/additional courses

are recommended

4 years:

English

AP/additional courses

are recommended

4 years:

English

AP/additional courses

are recommended

Mathematics

“C” Requirement

30 credits

(3 years)

 

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2

 

Honors (H)/Advanced Placement (AP): Algebra 1 H, Geometry H, Algebra 2 H, Pre-Calculus H, AP Calculus A/B, AP Calculus B/C, AP Statistics

 

3 years:

Algebra 1,

Geometry,

Algebra 2

AP/additional courses

are recommended

3 years:

Algebra 1,

Geometry,

Algebra 2

AP/additional courses

are recommended

3-4 years:

College preparatory

Math each year

AP/additional courses

are recommended

Please note:

Students are most

successful when they continue to take the college preparatory courses suggested for each semester.

 

Students are also

encouraged to enroll in

honors,

Advanced Placement

and other rigorous

courses

Lab Science

“D” Requirement

20 credits

(2 years)

 

Core Courses: Biology, Chemistry, and Physics

 

Honors (H)/Advanced Placement (AP): Biology H, AP Biology, Chemistry H, AP Physics 1, Environmental Science H

 

Additional: Environmental Science and Physiology

 

2 years:

Lab Science –

including at least 2 of

the three foundational

subjects of Biology,

Chemistry, and

Physics

3-4 courses

are recommended

2 years:

Lab Science –

including at least 2 of

the three foundational

subjects of Biology,

Chemistry, and

Physics

3-4 courses

are recommended

2 years:

Lab Science

3-4 courses

are recommended

World Languages

“E” Requirement

(Language Other

Than English)

20 credits

(2 years)

 

Chinese 1-4 (AP Chinese)

Spanish 1-4 (AP Spanish)

 

2 years:

Same World Language

AP and 3-4 courses

are recommended

2 years:

Same World Language

AP and 3-4 courses

are recommended

3-4 years:

Same World Language

AP courses

are recommended

 

Visual/Performing

Arts

“F” Requirement

10 credits

(1 year)

 

Drama, Dance, Art, Digital Video Production, Orchestra, Band, Choir, Music App.

1 year:

Visual and Performing

Arts

1 year:

Visual and Performing

Arts

Visual & Performing

Arts courses may count

as electives

 

Electives

“G” Requirement

45 credits

 

(additional science, math, foreign/world languages, visual/performing arts, and elective courses)

1 year or more:

Advanced courses in

Math,

Arts,

English,

Lab Science,

World Language, or

Social Sciences

1 year:

Advanced courses in

Math,

Arts,

English,

Lab Science,

World Language, or

Social Sciences

College preparatory

electives in the subject area of interest

 

Religion

40 credits

(4 years)

None

None

None

None

Fitness/Health

40 credits

(4 years)

None

None

None

None

Assessments

 

SAT Reasoning Test

or

ACT plus Writing

Analytical Writing

Placement Exam

(Subject A)

 

SAT II Subject Tests are Recommended for some UC majors.  See Below.

SAT Reasoning Test or

ACT Placement exams in: English EPT and

Math ELM

SAT Reasoning Test or

ACT

SAT II Subject Tests are required for some

colleges

Placement exams for

English, Mathematics

and Chemistry

*These requirements are applicable to the 2015-2016 academic year.