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    Graduation Requirements
     
     *All students completing the Basic Core curriculum have to complete an Area of Concentration & complete one computer course credit
     

    Basic Core Curriculum

    (Incoming Freshmen 2008-2009 and beyond)

    LA Core 4 Curriculum

    (Incoming Freshmen in 2008-2009 and beyond)

    English – 4 Units

    ·         English I, II, III, IV or Senior Applications in English

    English – 4 Units

    English I, II, III, IV

    Math – 4 Units

    ·         Algebra 1 (1 unit), Applied Algebra (1 unit) or Algebra 1-Pt. 1 and Algebra 1-Pt. 2 (2 units)

    ·         Geometry or Applied Geometry

    ·         Remaining unit(s) from the following: Algebra II, Financial Math, Math Essentials, Advanced Math-Pre-Calculus,
    Advanced Math-Functions and Statistics, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Probability and Statistics, Discrete Mathematics or a local math elective approved by BESE

    Math – 4 Units

    ·         Algebra 1, Applied Algebra or Algebra 1-Pt. 2

    ·         Geometry or Applied Geometry

    ·         Algebra II

    ·         Remaining unit from the following: Financial Math, Math Essentials, Advanced Math/Pre-Calculus,
    Advanced Math-Functions and Statistics, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Probability and Statistics, Discrete Mathematics or a local math elective approved by BESE

    Science – 3 Units

    ·         Biology

    ·         1 unit from the following Physical Science cluster: Physical Science, Integrated Science, Chemistry I, Physics I, Physics of Technology I

    ·         1 unit from the following: Aerospace Science, Biology II, Chemistry II, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics II, Physics of Technology II, Agriscience II, Anatomy and Physiology, an additional course from the physical science cluster or a local science elective approved by BESE

    o    Students may not take both Integrated Science and Physical Science

    o    Agriscience I is a prerequisite for Agriscience II and is an elective course

    Science – 4 Units

    ·         Biology

    ·         Chemistry

    ·         2 unit from the following: Physical Science, Integrated Science, Physics I, Physics of Technology I, Aerospace Science, Biology II, Chemistry II, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics II, Physics of Technology II, Agriscience II, Anatomy and Physiology, or a local science elective approved by BESE

    o    Students may not take both Integrated Science and Physical Science

    o    Agriscience I is a prerequisite for Agriscience II and is an elective course

    Social Studies – 3 Units

    ·         Civics (1 unit) or ½ unit of Civics and Free Enterprise. Note: Students entering the 9th grade in 2011-2012 and beyond must have one unit of Civics

    ·         U.S. History

    ·         One of the following: World History, World Geography, Western Civilization or AP European History

    Social Studies – 4 Units

    ·         Civics (1 unit) or ½ unit of Civics and Free Enterprise. Note: Students entering the 9th grade in 2011-2012 and beyond must have one unit of Civics

    ·         U.S. History

    ·         One unit from the following: World History, World Geography, Western Civilization or AP European History

    ·         1 unit from the following: World History, World Geography, Western Civilization, AP European History, Civics (2nd semester – ½ credit), Law Studies, Psychology, Sociology, or African-American Studies*

    ·         Note: Students may take 2 half credit courses for the fourth social studies unit.

    Health – ½ Unit

    ·         JROTC I and II may be used to meet the Health Education requirement provided the requirements in Section 2347 of Bulletin 741 are met

    Health – ½ Unit

    ·         JROTC I and II may be used to meet the Health Education requirement provided the requirements in Section 2347 of Bulletin 741 are met

    Physical Education – 1 ½ Units

    ·         Physical Education I and Physical Education II or Adapted Physical Education for eligible special education students. A maximum of 4 units of Physical Education may be used toward graduation

    ·         NOTE: The substitution of JROTC is permissible

    Physical Education – 1 ½ Units

    ·         Physical Education I and Physical Education II or Adapted Physical Education for eligible special education students. A maximum of 4 units of Physical Education may be used toward graduation

    ·         NOTE: The substitution of JROTC is permissible

    Education for Careers or Journey to Careers* - 1 Unit

    Foreign Language – 2 Units

    ·         2 units from the same foreign language or 2 units of speech

    Electives – 7 Units

    Shall include the minimum courses required to complete a Career Area of Concentration, *including Education for Careers or Journey to Careers

    Arts – 1 Unit

    ·         1 unit of Arts, Dance, Media, Music, Theatre Arts or Fine Arts Survey

    Electives – 3 Units

    Total – 24 Units

    *Take effect for incoming freshmen in 2010-2011 and beyond

    Total – 24 Units

    *Approved IBC-related course may be substituted for the 4th science or social studies or for the art course if the course is in the student’s career area of concentration. (for Core 4 students only)