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Graduation Requirements

Honors Graduation Requirements

Students who complete all of the following at the end of 1st-semester of their senior year will be considered "honor graduates:"  Speak with your counselor for guidance. You can do this!

*All community service must be performed and documented within the students' first seven semesters of high school.

*Honors Graduates wear a white robe and receive a gold cord for commencement.

To graduate with Honors: Seniors need to have a minimum of 50 hours completed and turned in by noon on the last day of the 7th semester (last day of the 1st semester of senior year). No exceptions!!!

Community Service Completion Form

  • Four AP or Community College classes (numbered 100 or higher, including Dual Enrollment or Concurrent courses) with grades of C or higher (1 English, 1 Math or Science, and 2 others)

  • Perform 50 verifiable hours of community service.

  • 9-12 GPA of 3.5  (not including PE or TA classes) at the end of the seventh semester

  • An autobiographical essay in senior year (as required by the UC application process).

Students must complete 220 units of credit and complete units in the following specific content areas and minimum amounts in order to receive a high school diploma.  Five credits are the equivalent of one semester. 

A - Social Science (30 credits)
World History or Geography
US History or AP US History
Civics (U.S.Government) and Economics or AP Government

B - English (40 credits)
English 9
English 10
English 11 American Literature or AP English Language
Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC) or AP English Literature

C - Math (30 credits)
High School Mathematics I (required)
High School Mathematics II (required)
High School Mathematics III or other 3rd year math course
Must be completed during high school years

D - Science ( 20 credits)
Life Science
Physical Science
One year must include a lab

E - World Language (20 credits)
Must be the same language with completion of at least year 2 of the language during grades 9 - 12 OR demonstrated proficiency equivalent to a minimum of two years of course study

F - Visual and Performing Arts or Career Technical Education (10 credits)

G - Electives (40 credits)
Must include one year-long college prep elective course

Ethnic Studies (10 credits)
Beginning with the class of 2026

Physical Education (20 credits)
Including Physical Education 9A (5). Special consideration may be granted for students transferring into the district with 20 credits completed, for purposes of allowing every opportunity to complete A-G coursework.

Health (no credits)
Complete State Health requirement