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Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements
 

District requirements for high school graduation ensure that students are properly prepared to pass the California High School Exit Exam.

Subject

CA 
Credit

Class of 2019
Credit

Class of 2020
Credit

Serra
Class of 2020
Credit

Adult Ed
Class of 2019
​​​​​​​Credit

English

30

40

40

40

40

Mathematics

20

Algebra

20 with Algebra

30 with Algebra

30 with Algebra

30 with Algebra

Science

20

20

20

20

20

Social Studies

30

30

30

30

30

Visual or Performing Arts, World Language, or Career Technical Education

10

10

10

10

10

Health**

 

5

5

5

5

Physical Education

20*

20*

20*

20*

20

Electives

**

75

65

30

55

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

130

220

220

190

190

 

 

Each high school has a curriculum guide available that provides details on course offerings.

 

While these requirements will meet District graduation standards, Capistrano Unified strongly encourages all students to pursue a schedule of academic courses that meet the “a-g” course admissions requirements for the University of California and California State University systems.

 

Each District high school curriculum guide as well as the “College and Career Planning Guide” have details of the “a-g” requirements.

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