Diamond BarHigh School

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Graduation and UC/CSU Requirements

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

 

ENGLISH, CAREER EDUCATION, AND THE ARTS                                 SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATHEMATICS

English                                            40 Credits                                                               Science                                    20 Credits

Fine/Visual Arts                             10 Credits                                                               Mathematics*                          20 Credits

              (or 10 credits in a Foreign Language)                                                                     *All students MUST pass Algebra I.

Applied Arts****                           15 Credits                                                                Computer                                5/10 Credits

 

      HEALTH AND HUMANITIES                                                                                   

Physical Education**              30 Credits                                                               

Social Science***                   30 Credits                                                              

Health                                        5 Credits                                                              

Foreign Language                   10 Credits                                                               

      (or 10 credits in Fine or Visual Arts)

 

 

 

TOTAL ACADEMIC CREDITS                           170             Maximum acceptable credits toward graduation for Work Experience                       20

TOTAL ELECTIVE CREDITS                               50             Maximum acceptable credits toward graduation for Student Assistant                       20

TOTAL GRADUATION CREDITS                     220             No course shall satisfy more than one requirement simultaneously.

 

*10 of these credits must be taken in math, grades 9 or 10.  Algebra I or equivalent must be completed.  The other 10 credits may be taken in either Math, Computerized Accounting, Introductory Architecture & Engineering Technology, Advanced Architecture & Engineering Technology, or Business Math.  These 10 credits must be taken in the 11th or 12th grade, unless Geometry has been taken and passed prior to grade 11.

 

**9th and 10th grade students must take PE (Kinesiology) each semester of enrollment.  11th grade students may be exempted if they are enrolled in 6 academic classes and have completed 20 units of P.E.(Kinesiology)

 

***Must include 10 credits of World History taken in 10th grade.  Must include 10 credits in U.S. History to be taken during the 11th grade.  Must include 5 credits of Civics and 5 credits of Economics taken during the 12th grade.

 

****The 15 credits of Applied Arts may be taken in Industrial Studies, Business Education, Computers, Visual and Performing Arts, Pep, Dance, Leadership, Yearbook, Journalism and ROP and must include a course which demonstrates computer literacy.

 

The minimum number of completed credits required to register in the Fall, 2016:

10th Grade . . . . . .50 Credits                  11th Grade . . . . .110 Credits                  12th Grade . . . . .160 Credits

 

 

UC ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS - Fall 2016

 

 

  1. HISTORY: Two years required.  One year of U.S. History, or one-half of U.S. History and one-half year of Civics or American

              Government, one year of World History.

  1. ENGLISH: Four years of college-preparatory English – composition and literature.
  2. MATHEMATICS: Three years of mathematics – elementary algebra, geometry, and intermediate algebra. (Four years recommended)
  3. LABORATORY SCIENCE: Two years laboratory science, taken in the 10th , 11th , or 12th grade.  One physical science/one biological science.

              (Three years recommended)

E.           FOREIGN LANGUAGE:      Two years of the same foreign language.  (Three years recommended)

F.           VISUAL and PERFORMING ARTS (VPA):        One year – art, dance, photography, drama/theater, music, or choir.

  1. COLLEGE PREPARATORY ELECTIVES: One year in addition to those courses required “A” through “G” above, to be chosen from one of the following subject areas:  history, English, advanced mathematics, laboratory science (may include a general science course taken in the 9th grade), foreign language, social science, and fine arts.

 

*SAT Reasoning or ACT and SAT Subject tests required.                    **SAT Subject tests not required starting with the Class of 2012.

 

 

CSU ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS - Fall 2016

 

 

  1. HISTORY: Two years including one year of U.S. history, or one-half of U.S. history and one-half year of government.
  2. ENGLISH: Four years of college-preparatory English – composition and literature.
  3. MATHEMATICS: Three years of mathematics – algebra, geometry, and intermediate algebra.
  4. SCIENCE: Two years with laboratory – one biological science and one physical science.

E.             FOREIGN LANGUAGE:      Two years in the same language.

F.             VISUAL and PERFORMING ARTS (VPA):        One year – art, dance, photography, drama/theater, music, or choir.

G.            COLLEGE PREPARATORY ELECTIVES:         One year – additional courses selected from English, advanced mathematics, social science, history, laboratory science, foreign language, visual and performing arts, and agriculture.

 

*SAT Reasoning or ACT tests required.