Graduation Requirements

 

Avalon High School Diploma Requirements

Graduation Year:
20__
1
Complete 220 Semester periods of credit
2
Pass Algebra 1-2
 or Algebra ABCD
3
Pass the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)
4
Complete 40 hours of service learning
 
Must complete all four requirements
Required Subjects:
Credits
9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade
12th Grade
English
40
English 1-2 or ELD
 
English 3-4 or ELD
English 5-6 or ELD
Senior English or ELD
Mathematics
20
Math
Math
Math
Strongly Recommended
Math
(Optional)
Science
 
20
Earth Lab Science
Biology
Chemistry
Science
(Optional)
Physical Ed.
(Dance, Sports, ROTC or Marching Band)
20
PE
PE
Elective PE (Optional)
Elective PE (Optional)
Social Studies
30
 
Modern World History
United States History
1 Sem. of U.S. Govt.
1 Sem. of Econ.
General Studies
10
1 Sem. of Health
1 Sem. of
Computer Applications
 
 
 
Fine Arts or
Foreign Language
10
 
 
 
 
Electives
70
 
 
 
 

 
CSU/UC Minimum Freshmen Entrance Requirements
 

Complete 15 yearlong college prep a-g courses with C or above.
Minimum GPA in a-g courses:
CSU: 2.00; UC 3.00

Tests (ACT/SAT) must be taken by December of senior year

CSU:  SAT or ACT with Writing.  UC:  SAT or ACT with Writing AND two different SAT Subject tests.
Subject Requirements
(A-G)
Years Required
9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade
12th Grade
A – History/Social   
       Science                        
2 years – 1 yr. U.S. History
                1 yr. World History
 
Modern World History
United States History
1 Sem. of U.S. Gov’t.
1 Sem. of Econ.
B – English
4 years
English 1-2
English 3-4
English 5-6
College Prep. English
C – Mathematics
3 years
 
* 4th year recommended
Algebra AB
Algebra 1-2 or ABCD
Geometry
Algebra CD
Geometry
Int. Algebra
Geometry
Int. Algebra
*Pre Calculus
Int. Algebra
*Pre Calculus
*AP Calculus
D – Laboratory
       Science
2 years
*3rd year recommended
Earth Lab Science
Biology
Chemistry
Elective Science
E – Language Other
      Than English
2 years required of the same language
*3rd year recommended
 
 
 
 
F – Visual or
      Performing Arts
1 year of Dance / Drama / Music /Visual Art
 
 
 
 
G – College Prep.
       Electives
1 year of academic courses beyond the required classes in any of the above A-F areas. *Classes in italics will count here.
 
 
 
 

Required “a-g” courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. Courses in which grades of D are earned must be repeated, EXCEPT in the areas of math and foreign language, where grades of D in the first semester can be validated by successful completion of the second semester with grades of C or higher.