The CaliforniaEducation Code(EC)establishes a minimum set of requirements for graduation from California high schools. The requirements should be viewed as minimums and support regulations established by local governing boards.
- Total credits required: 220 Including 155 credits from required courses students may earn a maximum of 40 credits per semester.
- Courses Required: (One year=10 credits)
Subject Area Years Credits English* 4 yrs. 40 World History 1 yr. 10 U.S. History 1 yr. 10 U.S. Government 1/2 yrs. 5 Economics 1/2 yrs. 5 Mathematics** 3 yrs. 30 Physical Science 1 yr. 10 Life Science 1 yr. 10 Health (9th gr.) 1/2 yr. 5 Physical Education 2 yrs. 20 Visual & Performing Arts or
World Language or
Career Technical Education
1 yr. 10
- Complete four years of high school
*Students shall be enrolled in English each semester in high school regardless of total credits earned
** One year of math must be completed in the junior or senior year; successful completion of Algebra 1 is a State Education Code requirement.