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Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements

  • To ensure all LAUSD graduates have the option to enroll directly into a university and be prepared for a career, the District has implemented a College and Career Readiness through A-G initiative. LAUSD has aligned its graduation requirements with the California State University (CSU) A-G requirements, beginning with the graduating class of 2016. Students must earn a grade of "D" or better in "A-G" courses, and meet California Department of Education Requirements as well as satisfying additional LAUSD requirements for graduation. We are making the high school diploma a document that gives students the choice to transition straight into a college or into a career.
  • Subject Requirements  Comments 
    A. History/Social Science
    1 year World History
    1 year U.S. History 
    No Validation 
    B. English  4 years  No Validation 
    C. Math 3 years  Validation*
    D. Laboratory Science 2 years  Validation*
    E. Language Other Than English  2 years  Validation*
    F. Visual & Performing Arts 1 year  No Validation 
    G. College Preparatory Elective 1 year  No Validation 
    Additional Requirements    
    Principles of American Democracy 1 semester   
    Economics 1 semester   
    Physical Education 2 years   
    Health 1 semester   
    Total Numerical Credits 210    
    Non-Course Requirements    
    Service Learning    
    Career Pathway    
    Students must pass all courses with a grade of "D" or better. A grade of "C" or better is needed to be eligible for CSU/UC admission.
    Semester courses earn 5 credits. Yearlong courses earn 10 credits. Exams do not earn any credits. 
    *Validation may provide credit when a student has successfully completed advanced work (earning a grade of C or better) in an area of sequential knowledge.

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