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Graduation Requirements

High School Graduation Requirements Chart

Subject Areas
American Government
5.0
Economics
5.0
US History
10.0
World History
10.0
English
40.0
Math
30.0
Science
20.0
Fine Arts / Foreign Lang.
10.0
Applied Arts
5.0
Phys Ed / Athletics
20.0
Electives
60.0
Computer
5.0
World Geography
NA
TOTAL
220.0

 

STUDENTS AR 5351.1
High School Graduation Requirements (Administrative Regulations)

The required units of credit shall include those listed below. In the case of a course that is listed in more than one subject area, a student may apply such a course to only one subject area requirement. For example, a student who uses Business Math or Record-keeping to meet part of the graduation requirement in mathematics cannot apply the same course toward the applied arts requirement. Similarly, Dance may be applied to either the physical education or to the fine arts requirement, but not to both, for any one semester. Dance may be taken, however, for physical education credit one semester and for fine arts credit another semester.

English
In grades 9-12, all students shall successfully complete 30 units of English. All 9th grade
students shall enroll in 10 units of English.

Mathematics
In Grades 9-12, all students shall successfully complete 30 units of mathematics. All 9th grade
students shall enroll in 10 units of mathematics.

Science
In grades 9-12, all students shall successfully complete 20 units of science. All 9th grade
students shall enroll in 10 units of science.

Social Studies
In grades 9-12, all students shall successfully complete 35 units of social studies: 5 units in World Geography, 10 units in World History, 10 units in U.S. History, 5 units in Civics, and 5 units in Economics.

Physical Education
In grades 9-12,. all students shall successfully complete 20 units of physical education, unless otherwise exempted. All 9th grade students shall enrol! in 10 units of physical education, unless otherwise exempted.

Fine Arts/Foreign Language
In grades 9-12, all students shall successfully complete 10 units of fine arts and/or foreign
language.

Applied Academics
In grades 9-12, all students shall successfully complete 10 units of applied arts. Five of these units must be in an identified computer technology course in grades 7-12.
Any of the following courses may be used to satisfy the computer technology component of this requirement in grades 7-12: Computer Technology, Computer Science 1, Symbolic Logic, Academy Computer, or Journalism. Any of the foSSowing ROP courses may also be used to satisfy the computer technology component of this requirement: Graphic Arts, Technical Writing, Word Processing, Computer Business Applications, Computer Accounting. Computer Aided Drafting, Computer Programming, Computer Science, AP Computer Science.

Electives
All students shall earn the additional units of credit required for graduation by completing other courses elected from those available in any subject area.

Basic State Requirements (BSR)
In grades 9-12, all students shall complete the Basic State Requirements (BSR) in safety,
health, and hygiene. These requirements are addressed in specific units incorporated into the regular curriculum in required science and physical education classes. BSR shall be offered as a semester elective at Live Oak High School for students wishing the opportunity to take driver education.

High School Graduation Requirements  — Effective with Class of 2008

INSTRUCTION AR 6146.1

(Replaces AR 5351.1 which will expire after the Class of 2007)

Requirements for graduation and specified alternative means for completing the prescribed course of study shall be made available to students, parents/guardians and the public.

Students shall not be required to have resided within the district for any minimum length of time as a condition of high school graduation. Foreign exchange students may receive honorary diplomas pursuant to Education Code 51225.5.

Students who complete all requirements for a high school diploma and demonstrate mastery of the curriculum in at least six subject areas may qualify for an honors diploma.