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Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements

Earn the grade, earn the credit!

 

 

Subject Requirements  Comments 
A. History/Social Science

1 year World History

1 year U.S. History 

No Validation 
B. English  4 years  No Validation 
C. Math 3 years  Validation*
D. Laboratory Science 2 years  Validation*
E. Language Other Than English  2 years  Validation*
F. Visual & Performing Arts 1 year  No Validation 
G. College Preparatory Elective 1 year  No Validation 
     
Additional Requirements    
Principles of American Democracy 1 semester   
Economics 1 semester   
Physical Education 2 years   
Health 1 semester   
Total Numerical Credits 210    
     
Non-Course Requirements    
Service Learning    
Career Pathway    

 

Students in the graduating classes of 2017 - 2021 must pass all courses with a grade of "D" or better.

 

Semester courses earn 5 credits. Yearlong courses earn 10 credits. Exams do not earn any credits. 

 

Note: “Validation” refers to the granting of “a-g” credit when a student successfully completes advanced work (earning a grade of “C” or better) in an area of sequential knowledge. Validation does not meet numerical credit requirements, satisfy CDE requirements, or meet course enrollment requirements in any subject other than Language Other Than English (LOTE).

 

 

For more information, please visit the GPS for L.A. Unified - Supporting College and Career Readiness website.