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Graduation Requirements

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PATHWAYS Graduation Requirements

University of CA: Admission Requirements

CA State University: Admission Requirements

 
 
 

ENGLISH

Four years of English.

Four years of approved courses.

Four years of approved courses.

 
 

MATHEMATICS

Three years of Math, including demonstrated mastery of Algebra I content. (30 credits)

Three years, including Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II content.  Four years recommended.

Three years, including Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II content.  Four years recommended.

 
 
 
 

SOCIAL STUDIES

Three years of Social Studies, including one year of U.S. History (10 credits) one year of World History, Cultures, and Geography (10 credits) and one semester each of US Government and Economics (5 credits each). (30 total credits)

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 US Government; and one year of World History, Cultures, and Geography.

Two years, including one year of U.S. History or U.S. History and US Government and one year of other approved Social Science course.

 
 
 
 
 

LAB SCIENCE

Two years of Science, including one year of biological and one year of physical science. (20 credits)

Two years of approved Lab Science courses required, chosen from Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Three years recommended.

Two years of approved Lab Science courses required, including one year of biological and one year of physical science.

 
 
 

WORLD LANGUAGES

One year of Visual and Performing Arts OR one year of a foreign language.

Two years in the same language required. Three years recommended.

Two years in the same language required.

 
 
 

VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS (Art, Music, Drama, Dance)

One year of Visual and Performing Arts OR one year of a foreign language.

One year of approved Visual and Performing Arts courses chosen from the following: Dance, Drama, Music, or Visual Art.

One year of approved Visual and Performing Arts courses chosen from the following: Dance, Drama, Music, or Visual Art.

 
 
 

PRACTICAL ARTS/CTE

1 year of Practical Arts. (10 credits)

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PHYS. ED.

2 years of PE

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ELECTIVES

Any area of study: Sufficient Credits for Student to earn a total of 220 credits.

1 year of approved Elective courses from any of the following areas:

  • History/SS
  • English
  • Advanced Math
  • Lab Science
  • Foreign Language
  • Fine Arts (VPA)

1 year of approved Elective courses from any of the following areas:

  • History/SS
  • English
  • Advanced Math
  • Lab Science
  • Foreign Language
  • Fine Arts (VPA)
 
 
 
 
 
 

Total

220 credits

15 units (years) (At least 11 must be taken before 12th grade)

15 units (years)

 
 
 

TESTING

CAHSEE

SAT I or ACT and some SAT subject

SAT I or ACT

 

Recommended Course Planning for High School

PCS Graduation and UC/CSU* Requirements

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

English 9*

English 10*

English 11*

English 12*

Mathematics* Integrated Math 1

or higher

Mathematics* Integrated Math 2

or higher

Mathematics* Integrated Math 3

or higher

Mathematics* Advanced Math or Elective*

Social Studies or Geography Elective*

World History*

US History*

US Government* SEM Economics* SEM

Earth Science*
or Physical Science*

Biology*

Chemistry* or Physics*

Chemistry* or Physics* or relevant CTE Elective

VAPA* or Intro LOTE* or Skills Course,

as required

LOTE* or Elective*

LOTE* or Elective*

VAPA* or LOTE*
or Elective (CTE or CP)

PE

VAPA*

VAPA*
or Elective (CTE or CP)

VAPA or LOTE*
or Elective (CTE or CP)

Career and College Success (2.5 units)

PE

CP Elective*

CP Elective*

Rec 50+ credits/year

60+ credits/year

60+ credits/year

50+ credits/year

 

PSAT

PSAT, SAT, ACT

SAT, ACT

SEM = semester-long course Rec= Recommended