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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)
  • US History AB (1 year)
  • Principles of American Democracy (1 semester)
  • Economics (1 semester)

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

  • English 9AB (1 year)
  • English 10AB (1 year)
  • American Literature /Contemporary Comp (1 year)
  • Expository Writing/World Literature or ERWC (1 year)

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

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

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

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

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

  • 2 years of the same language (Spanish, Korean)

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

Must be within the same discipline: Visual Arts, Drama, Music, Dance
  • (Intro Art, Theatre Improvisation, Advanced Band, Keyboard, Ceramics, Sculpture, Museum Study, AP Art History, Art History and Analysis)

College Preparatory Elective(G)...................................................1 Year

  • (AVID Senior Seminar, International Foods, Intro to Sociology, Asian Studies, Journalism, AP Computer Science A, Exploring Computer Science, Robotics, 21st Century Career Exploration)

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

  • Advanced PE 1AB
  • Advanced PE 2AB
  • (If Fitness Gram is not passed, an additional year of PE is required)

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

Non-Course Requirements

  • Service Learning
  • Career Pathway 

Total Credits Required......................................................................220


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