Graduation Requirements

POWAY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
MT. CARMEL  HIGH SCHOOL
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
                                                             Credits 
CAL STATE UNIVERSITY-CSU
and UNIVERSITY OF CA-UC

A-G REQUIREMENTS
HIGHLY SELECTIVE COLLEGES
& UNIVERSITIES
(including most UCs)
 HISTORY/SOCIAL SCIENCE
6 trimesters = 3 years
10th grade-World History (or APEC)
11th grade-US History
(or APUSH)
12th grade-Civics& Economics (or
APGov)
 
30
A -HISTORY/SOCIAL SCIENCE
4 trimesters = 2 years
 
HISTORY/SOCIAL SCIENCE
4 trimesters = 2 years

 
ENGLISH
8 trimesters = 4 years
 
40
B - ENGLISH
8 trimesters = 4 years
ENGLISH
8 trimesters = 4 years
MATH
4 trimesters = 2 years
Must complete Alg. 1-2
 
20
C - MATH
6 trimesters =  3 years
Minimum: Algebra 1-4 and Geometry
MATH
8 trimesters =  4 years
SCIENCE
4 trimesters = 2 years
1 year of each: Physical and Biological
 
20
D - SCIENCE
4 trimesters = 2 years
Recommend at least 3 years
Bio/Chem/Physics
SCIENCE
>= 6 trimesters >=  3 years of lab science with at least 2 years in one discipline (Bio/Chem/Physics)
FINE ART
2 trimesters = 1 year
 
10
E - LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH
4 trimesters = 2 years
of the same language Recommend 3 years
LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH
8 trimesters = 4 years of the same language
HEALTH
1 trimester
 
5
F – VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS
2 trimesters = 1 year
in the same discipline
VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS
2 trimesters = 1 year
in the same discipline
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
4 trimesters = 2 years
 
20
ELECTIVES
17 trimesters - all years
Chosen from any academic or elective courses beyond the minimum required for that academic or elective area.
 
85
G - ELECTIVES
2 trimesters = 1 year
chosen from additional A-G courses beyond those used to satisfy the requirements above.
ELECTIVES
2 trimesters = 1 year
chosen from additional courses beyond those used to satisfy the requirements above.
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 230 Recommend at least 1 Honors/AP course Strive to take several Honors &
AP courses
 


 

SPECIAL NOTES
Electives The required classes count for 150 of the 230 credits required for graduation. Anything that is not used to meet one of the above requirements is considered "elective." 85 credits will be electives.  Any A-F courses taken beyond the minimum required count toward "G" electives.

School Service Courses (Office Assistant, Teachers Aide, Library Aide) No student may take more than one school service course per trimester. A maximum of ten (10) credits of school service may be applied toward graduation requirements, and a maximum of forty (40) credits of school service and Work Experience may be applied toward graduation requirements.

P.E. No more than 40 credits of P.E. can count toward graduation.

Multiple Credits A student may repeat any course for the purpose of improving the grade in that course. Students will not, however, receive multiple credit for repeating a class except in the following courses:
  • English As a Second Language
  • Reading Skills
  • Speech Workshop
  • Developmental Writing
  • Yearbook
  • All P.E. classes
  • Journalism 2
  • Work Experience
  • All School Service classes
  • All ROP classes
  • Vocal & Instrumental
  • Planning & Leadership
  • Performing class in Music
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