Subject and Course Requirements for the
|SDUSD Graduation Requirements
(44 credits required)
|University of California Admission Requirements*||California State University Admission Requirements*|
Six semester credits (three years) in the UC a subject area, as follows:
(1) Two credits in world history 1,2 course.
(2) Two credits in U.S. history 1,2.
(3) One credit in an American government course.
(4) One credit in an economics course. Note: Economics is a district and state requirement, and counts as one semester of UC g.
|a. Two years; including one year of world history, cultures, and historical geography and one year of U.S. history, or one-half year of U.S. history and one-half year of American government or civics.||a. Two years, including one year of U.S. history or one semester of U.S. history and one semester of civics, or American government and one year of social science.|
Eight semester credits (four years) in the UC b subject area, as follows:
(1) Two credits, English 1,2 (or ELD 5,6).
(2) Two credits, English 3,4 or English 3,4 Advanced.
(3) Four additional credits, including one credit in a course that emphasizes a range of American literature and three credits from the prescribed list of English courses as outlined in the English Language Arts section of this publication, or ICC-approved San Diego Community College District courses.
|b. Four years of college preparatory English that integrates reading of classic and modern literature, frequent and regular writing, and practice listening and speaking.||b. Four years of college-preparatory English composition and literature.|
Six semester credits (three years) in the UC c subject area. All students must complete a minimum of two
year-long mathematics courses while enrolled in grades 9–12 per Education Code. The six credits are as follows:
(1) Two credits in Integrated Math I A-B or Integrated Math I A-B Advanced.
(2) Two credits in Integrated Math II A-B or Integrated Math II A-B Advanced.
(3) Two credits in Integrated Math III A-B or Integrated Math III A-B Advanced, or San Diego Community College District approved combined sequence of Math 96 and Math 119.
|c. Three years of college-preparatory math, including or integrating the topics covered in elementary and advanced algebra and two- and three-dimensional geometry.||c. Three years (four years recommended) including Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, or higher mathematics (take one each year).|
Six semester credits (three years), as follows:
(1) Two credits in the same life science course approved in the UC d subject area. Must include Biology 1,2 or an advanced-level of biology.
(2) Two credits in the same physical science course approved in the UC d subject area. Must include Chemistry 1,2 or Physics 1,2 or an advanced level of either.
(3) Two additional credits in the same UC d or same UC g (elective science) subject areas.
|d. Two years of laboratory science providing fundamental knowledge in at least two of the three disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.||d. Two years, including one biological science and one physical science.|
|Languages other than English||Four semester credits (two years) of sequential courses in the UC e subject area in the same LOTE.||e. Two years of the same language other than English, or equivalent to the second level of high school instruction.||e. Two years of the same language. American Sign Language is applicable.|
|Visual and Performing Arts||Two semester credits (one year) in the same course in the UC f subject area.||f. One year chosen from dance, music, theater, or the visual arts.||One year: dance, drama or theater, music, or visual art|
|College Preparatory Electives||No district requirement. The required UC g elective is fulfilled by satisfying the district’s requirement for a third year of science.||g. One year chosen from the a–f courses beyond those used to satisfy the requirements above, or courses that have been approved solely in the elective area.||One year: an additional year chosen from the school’s UC a–g list.|
|Physical Education||Enrollment in physical education in grade 9 and in at least one of the grades 10, 11, or 12, unless exempted, and four semester credits total earned in grades 9–12.||- - - -||- - - -|