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HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS Class of 2012 through 2014 only (Incoming 10th, 11th & 12th Graders)

These are the minimum requirements that a student must complete in order to graduate from high school. Four-year colleges may require additional coursework.*

Required Subjects

1. 230 credits in required subjects. One semester course = 5 credits One year course = 10 credits 2. Grade Point Average (GPA) minimum 2.0 3. Successful Completion of Senior Project 4. Passing the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE), both math and English-Language Arts sections

Credits

Years

English or ELD Mathematics*

40 30

4 3 minimum, including Algebra & Geometry

Science

30

World History U.S. History American Government/ Economics

10 10 10

1 Biological Science 1 Physical Science 1 Additional Science 1 1 1 Semester of each

World Language*

10

1 Must be completed in the same world language

Visual/ Performing Arts Physical Education

10 20

1 2

(Language other than English)

Electives 60 12 Semesters Subtotal 230 Minimum *Note: Students planning to attend the University of California or California State University must take 3 years (30 credits) of math including Algebra 2 (Advanced or Intermediate Algebra) and must take 2 years (20 credits) of World Language. College and Career Readiness Office • 2607 Myrtle Street, Room 104, Oakland CA, 94607 • (510) 273-2360 www.ousd.k12.ca.us/ccro


NEW HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS Beginning Class of 2015 & Beyond (Incoming 9th Graders)

These are the minimum requirements that a student must complete in order to graduate from high school.

Required Subjects

1. 230 credits in required subjects. One semester course = 5 credits One year course = 10 credits 2. Grade Point Average (GPA) minimum 2.0 3. Successful Completion of Senior Project 4. Passing the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE), both math and English-Language Arts sections

Credits

Years

English Mathematics*

40 30

4 English 1, 2, 3, 4 or ELD 5 only 3 minimum, including Algebra and Geometry and Intermediate Algebra or Advanced Algebra

Laboratory Science

30

World History U.S. History American Government/ Economics

10 10 10

1 Biological Science 1 Physical Science 1 Additional Science 1 1 1 Semester of each

World Language

20

2 Must be 2 years completed in the same world language

Visual/ Performing Arts Physical Education

10 20

1 Must be completed in a single yearlong course 2

Electives

50

10 Semesters, at least 10 credits must meet UC/CSU “G” requirement

(Language other than English)

Subtotal 230 Minimum *Note: University of California recommends the completion of 4 years of math (40 credits). College and Career Readiness Office • 2607 Myrtle Street, Room 104, Oakland CA, 94607 • (510) 273-2360 www.ousd.k12.ca.us/ccro

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