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CAL PREP Graduation

Cal Prep Grads

“My wish for you is that this life becomes all that you want it to. Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small and that you never need to carry more than you can hold.”
-Rascal Flatts

Cal Prep Staff

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
-Eleanor Roosevelt

Cal Prep Graduation

Graduation is an exciting time. It marks both an ending and a beginning; it’s warm memories of the past and big dreams for the future.

Cal Prep Principal Speaking

Cal Prep Graduation photos by @nathanjaffanphoto 

Graduation isn’t the end of a tough journey. It is the beginning of a beautiful one…

Graduation Requirements

CUSD Graduation Requirements and UC and CSU Admission Requirements

Subject

Area

CUSD Graduation

Requirements

California State University

Admission Requirements

University of 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

3 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

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

No Requirement
 

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)