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Graduation Requirements

a. History/Social Science - 2 years required
Two years of history/social science including one year of U.S history or one half-year of U.S history and one half-year of civics or American government; and one year of world history, cultures, and geography.


b. English - 4 years required

Four years of college-prepatory English that include frequent and regular writing, and reading of classic and modern literature. Not more than two semesters of 9th grade English can be used to meet this requirement.


c. Mathematics - 3 years required, UC- 4 recommended

Three years of college preparatory mathematics that include the topics covered in elementary and advanced algebra and two and three dimensional geometry. Math courses taken in the 7th and 8th grades may be used to fulfill part of this requirement if your high school accepts them as equivalent to its own courses.


d. Lab Science- 2 years required, UC- 3 recommended

Two years of laboratory science providing fundamental knowledge in at least two of these areas: biology, chemistry, and physics. Laboratory courses in earth/space sciences are acceptable if they have prerequisites or provide basic knowledge in biology, chemistry, or physics. Not more than one year of 9th grade laboratory science can be used to meet this requirement.


e. Foreign Language - 2 years, UC- 3 recommended

Two years of the same language other than English. Courses should emphasize speaking and understanding, and include instruction in grammar, vocabulary, reading, and composition.


f. Visual and Performing Arts - 1 year required

One year of visual or performing art in the same discipline. Students entering in 2002 can use fine or performing art classes beyond the introductory level as part of their college prep elective courses.


g. College Preparatory Electives - 1 year required

One unit (2 semesters), in addition to those required in “a - f” above, chosen from the following areas: visual and performing arts, history, social science, English, advanced mathematics, laboratory science, and language other than English (a third year in the language used for the “e” requirement or two years of another language).