|Geography / World Civ||5|
|Social Studies Elective||5|
|Fine / Applied Arts||10|
Total Credits = 190
- English Language Arts Portfolio
- Senior Project
- Pass the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE). The purpose of the CAHSEE is (1) to improve student achievement in high school; and (2) to help ensure that students who graduate from high school can demonstrate competency in state academic content standards adopted by the State Board of Education. If a student meets all graduation requirements except the CAHSEE, he/she may participate in the graduation ceremony and will receive a Certificate of Scholastic Achievement. Those students may continue to take the CAHSEE through Adult Education. If students eventually pass the CAHSEE, they will then be awarded a diploma.
Printable version: Graduation Requirements (PDF)
Different from comprehensive high schools, we do not give grades and credits are "variable", which means they are awarded according to student productivity, effort, and the quality of the work.
One point is earned for each class period of on-task learning. Advisory is a longer class period, so one class period of on-task learning in advisory equals 1.3 points. Teachers may give fractions of points.
Fifteen periods of on-task learning equals one credit.
- Credits are primarily awarded for student learning that is assessed, not just for work completion.
- When assigning credits, teachers aim to be consistent with other teachers and within each class, yet responsive to individual student needs and ability levels.
- A student should typically earn five credits in a semester and six for advisory.
- Students who voluntarily complete homework may earn more credit.
- Credits are motivators for students and will be used as such by teachers.
- Advisors will inform the principal if a student may earn more than 35 credits in one semester.
When students need detailed academic information for scholarship applications or insurance discounts, we will add a narrative evaluation to the credit report.
Printable version: Credits (PDF)