High School Graduation
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YUBA CITY CHARTER SCHOOL
High School Graduation Requirements
I. Proficiency Requirement (California High School Exit Exam)
The State Law requires that graduates will have to reach a minimum standard of proficiency in reading, writing, and mathematics in order to receive a diploma of graduation from high school. Testing of these proficiencies starts in the 10th grade and continues each year until students are able to pass.
II. Total Credits Required = 240
5 credits per semester are given for each course passed with a pass (P) or D- or better. There are two semesters in each school year. Students generally can earn 60 credits for each year. In 4 years most students accumulate 240 credits.
III. Subject Requirements
♦English – 30 credits (3 years), must include English I, English II, and English III.
Students are required to be enrolled in an English class for the 9th, 10th, and 11th grades.
♦English Composition Skills – 5 credits per semester.
All students enrolled must take this class each semester.
♦Math – 20 credits (2 years).
♦Physical Education – 20 credits (2 years).
Students are required to be enrolled in the 9th and 10th grades.
♦Science – 20 credits (2 years).
Biology, Earth Science, Health, Anatomy & Physiology, Chemistry, and Physics classes are required to meet this requirement. (Biology lab, 4 credits, required for all students taking Biology at YCCS).
♦Social Science – 40 credits (4 years).
World Geography – 10 credits (1 year) – required for 9th grade.
World History – 5 credits (1 semester) – required for 10th grade.
State Requirements – 5 credits (1 semester) – required for 10th grade.
U.S. History – 10 credits (1 year) – required for 11th grade.
American Government – 5 credits (1 semester) – required for 12th grade.
Economics 5 credits (1 semesters) – required for 12th grade.
♦Visual & Performing Arts/Foreign Language – 10 credits (1 year).
All Art Classes, Performing Art Classes, and Foreign Language Classes meet this requirement. This would include: Newspaper, Yearbook, Speech, Drama, Choir, Art Appreciation, and Music Appreciation classes.
*Any other classes that might meet the above subject area requirements must be pre-approved by the school administration.
Students must be in attendance 155 days out of the 175 regular school days.