Verdugo Hills High School

Graduation Requirements
  1. Students will need to complete credits of coursework in Service Learning in grades 9- 12 in order to graduate from an LAUSD high school.
  2. Students will need to complete 30 credits of coursework in a Career Pathway in grades 9- 12 in order to graduate from an LAUSD high school.
  3. Students must demonstrate Computer Literacy in grades 6 - 12 in order to graduate from high school.

Satisfactory completion of all courses in the required core curriculum:

English 40 credits
College Preparatory Mathematics 20 credits

Laboratory Science:
Biological Science
Physical Science


10 credits
10 credits
Social Science 30 credits
Visual and Performing Arts 10 credits
Applied Technology* 10 credits
Health 5 credits
Life Skills 5 credits
Physical Education 20 credits
Elective Courses 70 credits
Total credits Core Curriculum 160 credits

*See Reference Guide M-49, Applied Technology Graduation Requirement dated October 19, 2001, for the approved courses

Grade 9
Grade 10
Grade 11
Grade 12
Fall
Spring
Fall
Spring
Fall
Spring
Fall
Spring
English 9A
English 9B
English 10A
English 10B
American literature and composition*#
Contemporary composition*#
Expository composition OR advanced composition*#
Senior English elective*#
   
World history, culture, and geography: the modern world A
World history, culture, and geography: the modern world B
U.S. history and geography: 20th century A*
US history and geography: 20th century B*
Principles of
American democracy*#
Economics*#

Algebra 1A
Geometry A**
Algebra 2A

Algebra 1B
Geometry B**
Algebra 2B
Geometry A
Algebra 2A
Math elective*
Geometry B
Algebra 2B
Math elective*
       
Lab science*+
Lab science*+
Lab science*+
Lab science*+
Lab science*+
Lab science*+
Lab science*+
Lab science*+
Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective
Applied technology*+
Applied technology*+
Applied technology*+
Applied technology*+
Applied technology*+
Applied technology*+
Applied technology*+
Applied technology*+
Visual or performing art*+
Visual or performing art*+
Visual or performing art*+
Visual or performing art*+
Visual or performing art*+
Visual or performing art*+
Visual or performing art*+
Visual or performing art*+
Lifeskills#
Health#

Career Pathway

Career Pathway
Career Pathway
Career Pathway
Career Pathway
Career Pathway
Computer literacy+
Computer literacy+
Computer literacy+
Computer literacy+
Computer literacy+
Computer literacy+
Computer literacy+
Computer literacy+
Physical education
Physical education
Physical education
Physical education
       

*Advanced placement option available
** If algebra 1 taken in 8th grade
+ Course may be taken any time grades 9 - 12
# Course may be taken either semester