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Graduation Requirements

 

In order to earn a high school diploma from Los Angeles Senior High School, students must earn a grade of "D" or better in "a-g" courses, meet California Department of Education requirements, and complete additional LAUSD requirements. In addition, students must earn 210 numerical credits. 
 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Social Science..........................................................................3 Years

  • World History AB (1 year) OR AP World
  • US History AB (1 year) OR AP US HISTORY
  • Principles of American Democracy (1 semester) OR AP Government
  • Economics (1 semester)

English......................................................................................4 Years 

  • English 9AB (1 year)
  • English 10AB (1 year)
  • American Literature /Contemporary Comp (1 year) OR AP English Comp
  • Expository Writing/Lit Analysis (1 year) OR AP English Lit

Mathematics.............................................................................3 Years

  • (CC Algebra 1, CC Geometry AB, CC Algebra 2AB, Statistics AB, Pre-Calculus AB, AP Calculus AB/BC)

Laboratory Science.................................................................2 Years

  • 1 Year Biological Science (Biology AB)
  • 1 Year Physical Science (Chemistry AB or Physics AB)

Language Other Than English (LOTE)......................................    2 Years

  • 2 years of the same language (Spanish or French)

Visual and Performing Arts..........................................................1 Year

Must be within the same discipline: Visual Arts, Theater, Music, or Dance
 
College Preparatory Elective(G)...................................................................1 Year            
 

Physical Education......................................................................2 Years

  • Advanced PE 1AB
  • Advanced PE 2AB
  • Marching Band
  • ROTC
  • Sport

Health.....................................................................................1 Semester

Non-Course Requirements

  • Service Learning (Fulfilled in US History)
  • Career Pathway 

Total Credits Required......................................................................210


GRADE LEVEL CLASSIFICATION
50 credits ................... 10th Grade
105 credits ................. 11th Grade
160 credits ................. 12th Grade
210 credits* .............. GRADUATION!!