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Graduation Requirements

LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Policy Bulletin

2016 Minimum Graduation Requirements and Minimum College Admission “A-G” Requirements

Attachment B

SUBJECT

LAUSD

GRADUATION

REQUIREMENTS Grades 9 12 Students must be enrolled in and pass “A-G” course requirements
210 minimum credits needed to graduate

UNIVERSITY

OF

CALIFORNIA “A-G” Requirements

Grades of C or better

CALIFORNIA

STATE

UNIVERSITY “A-G” Requirements

Grades of C or better

PRIVATE COLLEGES

Grades of C or better

COMMUNITY COLLEGES

Grades of C or better

Social Studies

“A” Requirement

20 credits

World History and Geography: Modern World US History 20th Century

(If these classes are passed, Principles of American Democracy may count toward the “G” requirement. Economics is a “G” elective.)

2 years:
World History, and US History
or
World History, and
1 sem US Hist and 1 sem Principles of American Democracy

AP courses are recommended

2 years:
World History, and
US History,
or
1 sem US Hist and 1 sem Principles of American Democracy and 1 yr hist/ social sci from “A” or “G”

AP courses are recommended

2-3 years:

World History,
US History,
Principles of American

Democracy, and electives recommended

AP courses are recommended

No subject requirements

Must be 18 years of age, a high school graduate or
Possess a high school proficiency test certificate

English

“B” Requirement

40 credits

English 9 (or ESL ADV 3&4) English 10
American Literature & Contemporary Composition 12
th grade Composition & English Literature elective

4 years:

English

AP/additional courses are recommended

4 years:

English

AP/additional courses are recommended

4 years:

English

AP/additional courses are recommended

Mathematics

“C” Requirement

30 credits

College Preparatory Math: Algebra 1,
Geometry,
Algebra 2 or higher levels
(Must enroll in math 9-11)

Additional courses are recommended

3 years:

Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2

AP/additional courses are recommended

3 years:

Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2

AP/additional courses are recommended

3-4 years:

College preparatory Math each year

AP/additional courses are recommended

Please note:

Students are most successful when they continue to take the college preparatory courses suggested for each semester.

Students are also encouraged to enroll in honors,
Advanced Placement and other rigorous courses

Lab Science

“D” Requirement

20 credits total 10 credits Biological Science (Biology)

10 credits Physical Science (Chemistry, Physics, ICS 1 or

ICS 3)

2 years:

Lab Science including at least 2 of the 3 foundational subjects of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics

3-4 courses are recommended

2 years:

Lab Science including 1 biological and 1 physical; One from “D” and one from “D” or “G”

3-4 courses are recommended

3-4 years:

Lab Science

World Languages

“E” Requirement

(Language Other Than English)

20 credits

Same World Language

3-4 courses are recommended

2 years:

Same World Language

AP and 3-4 courses are recommended

2 years:

Same World Language

AP and 3-4 courses are recommended

3-4 years:

Same World Language

AP courses are recommended

BUL-5789.0 Page 1 of 3 June 20, 2012 Office of Curriculum, Instruction and School Support

LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Policy Bulletin

2016 Minimum Graduation Requirements and Minimum College Admission “A-G” Requirements

SUBJECT

LAUSD

GRADUATION

REQUIREMENTS Grades 9 12 Students must be enrolled in and pass “A-G” course requirements
210 minimum credits needed to graduate

UNIVERSITY

OF

CALIFORNIA “A-G” Requirements

Grades of C or better

CALIFORNIA

STATE

UNIVERSITY “A-G” Requirements

Grades of C or better

PRIVATE COLLEGES

Grades of C or better

COMMUNITY COLLEGES

Grades of C or better

Visual/Performin g Arts
“F” Requirement

10 credits

Visual/Performing Arts year-long course

1 year:

Visual and Performing Arts yr-long course

1 year:

Visual and Performing Arts yr-long course

Visual & Performing Arts courses may count as electives

 

Electives

“G” Requirement

45 credits total Minimum 10 credits must be in courses identified as “G” electives

Econ or AP Econ (required) Advanced courses in: Math,
Arts,

English,
Lab Science,
World Language,
or Social Sciences

Additional courses to meet the 45 minimum credits may come from any support/intervention course or elective subject areas.

1 year or more:

Advanced courses in: Math,
Arts,
English,

Lab Science,
World Language,
or Social Sciences

Career Technical Education (CTE) courses may meet requirements

1 year:

Advanced courses in: Math,
Arts,
English,

Lab Science,
World Language,
or Social Sciences

Career Technical Education (CTE) courses may meet requirements

College preparatory electives in the subject area of interest

Physical Education

20 credits

Minimum 20 credits if Fitnessgram is passed

None

None

None

None

Health

5 credits

None

None

None

None

Minimum Credits to Graduate

210 credits

       

Additional Non-Course Requirements

Career Pathway Service Learning

       

Assessments

CAHSEE or the designated High School Exam required in California

SAT Reasoning Test or ACT plus Writing

Analytical Writing Placement Exam College major may

require SAT Subject Tests

SAT Reasoning Test or ACT

Placement exams in: English EPT and Math ELM

SAT Reasoning Test or ACT

SAT Subject Tests are required for some colleges and some majors

Placement exams for English, Mathematics and Chemistry

Student may be asked to take an Ability to Benefit Test

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