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Graduation Requirements

CUSD Graduation Requirements and

UC and CSU Admission Requirements

 

Subject

Area

CUSD Graduation

Requirements

CaliforniaState University

Admission Requirements

Universityof California

Admission Requirements

History

3 years (30 credits) to include Grade 10 - World History, Grade 11 - U.S. History, Grade 12 - American Govt. & Econ.

2 years (20 credits) to include World History/Geography/ Cultures and U.S. History/American Govt.

2 years (20 credits) to include World History/Geography/ Cultures and U.S. History/American Govt.

English

4 years (40 credits)

10 credits per year

4 years (40 credits) of college prep English

4 years (40 credits) of college prep English

Math

2 years (20 credits) to include Algebra I/Geometry or Algebra IA/IB

3 years (30 credits) to include Algebra I, Geometry,

Algebra II/Trig.

3 years (30 credits) to include Algebra I, Geometry,

Algebra II/Trig.; 4 years recommended

Science

2 years (20 credits) Grades 9, 10

to include one year biological and one year physical

2 years (20 credits) to include one year biological lab science and one year physical lab science

2 years (20 credits) to include one year biological lab science and one year physical lab science; 3 years recommended

World Language or Fine Arts

1 year (10 credits) of same world language or 1 year (10 credits) of fine arts

2 years (20 credits) in same language

2 years (20 credits) in same language; 3 years recommended

Visual and

Performing arts

No requirement

A year-long course.

See UC/CSU approved list, subject area “f”

A year-long course.

See UC/CSU approved list, subject area “f”

Health

1 semester (5 credits) in Grade 9

No requirement

No requirement

College &

Career Planning

1 semester (5 credits) in Grade 9

No requirement

No requirement

Reading (N/A at Cal Prep)

1 semester (5 credits) in Grade 9 if CORE reading score is 219-227.  2 semesters if core score below 218

No requirement

No requirement

Physical Education

2 years (20 credits) one semester must be completed in Grade 9

No requirement

No requirement

Electives

Additional credits to equal 220

 

1 year (10 credits) to be selected from English, Advanced Mathematics, Social Science, Science, World Language or Visual and Performing Arts

1 year (10 credits) to be selected from English, Advanced Mathematics, Social Science, Science, World Language or Visual and Performing Arts

Credits Required to Graduate

220 credits minimum

Grades 9 & 10- min. 6 classes

Grades 11 & 12 - min. 5 classes

High School Diploma

High School Diploma

Exam Requirements

California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)
PE Fitness Test

SAT Reasoning or ACT

SAT Reasoning or ACT (Writing included). SAT Subject tests not required but can be taken to show strength in a subject area (ex: Math Level 2 for engineering major)