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VUSD Graduation Requirements

High School Graduation Requirements

 

Courses required for graduation and university admission and NCAA eligibility.
The California Education Code (EC) establishes minimum requirements for graduation from California high schools. These requirements should be seen as minimums and support regulations established by local school boards. Vista Visions Academy graduation requirements meet or exceed the California requirements in all areas.

The California State University (CSU) and the University of California (UC) have established a uniform minimum set of courses required for freshman admission. The UC has created a Doorways (Outside Source) site that provides complete information about the high school courses approved for university admission. College preparatory classes must be completed with a grade of C or better for university admission.

NCAA has a specific set of requirements.

 

VUSD GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR CLASSES 2017, 2018, 2019, & 2020

English

40 Credits

**Social Science/History

40 Credits

Mathematics

30 Credits

Life Science

10 Credits

Physical Science

10 Credits

Fine Art OR World Language

10 Credits

*Physical Education

30 Credits

Electives

50 Credits

 

 

TOTAL

220 Credits

VUSD GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR CLASSES OF 2021 AND BEYOND

 

English

40 Credits

Social Science/History

30 Credits

Mathematics

30 Credits

Life Science

10 Credits

Physical Science

10 Credits

Fine Art OR World Language

10 Credits

Physical Education

20 Credits

Electives

70 Credits

 

 

TOTAL

220 Credits

ADDITIONAL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to completing the graduation requirements, students must also pass the California state mandated Health requirement in order to graduate. RBV students complete this during their freshmen year. 

CREDITS

To be on track for graduation here are the number of credits you should have at the end of each year:

Freshmen          60 credits

Sophomore       120 credits

Junior                180 credits

Senior                220 credits or more

If you are behind in credits, please see your advisor as soon as possible to discuss credit recovery options.

Students receive 5 credits for earning a grade of A, B, C, or D

Students receive 0 credits for a grade of F

 

High School Subject Area

State Mandated Requirements*
(EC 51225.3)
for High School Graduation

UC Requirements
for Freshman Admissions

CSU Requirements for Freshman Admissions

NCAA Eligibility Requirements

(D1)=Division 1

(D2)=Division 2
VUSD/VVA
Graduation
Requirements
English
Three years Four years of approved courses Four years of approved courses (D1) Four years
(D2) Three years
Four years
Mathematics

Two years, including Algebra I beginning in 2003-04.

(EC 51224.5)

Three years, including algebra, geometry, and intermediate algebra.

Four years recommended.
Three years, including algebra, intermediate algebra, and geometry. (D1) Three years
(D2)
Two years

(Algebra 1 or higher for both Div 1 and Div 2)
Three years, through Geometry.
**Social Science
Three years of history/social science, including one year of U.S. history & geography; one year of world history, culture, and geography; and one semester each of American government and economics. Two years of history/social science, including one year of U.S. history or one-half year of U.S. history and one-half year of civics or American government; and one year of world history, cultures, and geography. Two years, including one year of U.S. history or U.S. history and government and one year of other approved social science. (D1) Two years
(D2) Two years
Four years, Including World History, U.S. History, American Government and Economics.
Science
Two years, including biological and physical sciences. Two years with lab required, chosen from biology, chemistry, and physics.

Three years recommended.
Two years, including one year of biological and one year of physical science with lab. (D1) Two years
(D2) Two years
Two years, including one year each of Life and Physical sciences.
World Language
One year of either visual and performing arts or foreign language. Two years in same language required.

Three years recommended.
Two years in same language required. (D1) One year of additional English, mathematics or
natural/physical science PLUS four years of additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or nondoctrinal
religion/philosophy).


(D2) Two years of additional English, mathematics or
natural/physical science PLUS three years of additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or nondoctrinal
religion/philosophy).
One year of either visual and performing arts or foreign language.
Visual and Performing Arts One year of visual and performing arts chosen from the following: dance, drama/theater, music, or visual art. One year of visual and performing arts chosen from the following: dance, drama/theater, music, or visual art.
*Physical Education
Two years No Requirement No Requirement Three years
Electives
  One year** One year** Fifty credits
Total
13 classes
15 classes
(7 in the last two years)
15 classes
(D1) 16 classes
(D2) 14 classes
22 classes totaling
220 credits
 

Must be chosen from approved academic courses in history, English, advanced mathematics, lab science, foreign language, social science, or fine arts. See UC Doorways (Outside Source) for approved courses at your high school.