High School Graduation Requirements

 

Course

Course Length

Credits

(A) Geography

1 Semester

5

 

World History

1 Year

10

 

US History & Geography

1 Year

10

 

American Government

1 Semester

5

 

Economics

1 Semester

5

(B) English

4 Years

40

(C) Mathematics

2 Years

20

(D) Science

3 Years

30

(E) Foreign Language/Visual Performing Arts

1 Year

10

(F) Foreign Language/Visual Performing Arts/ Applied Arts

1.5 Years

15

(G) Electives

 

55/60

(H) Physical Education

2 Years

20

 

Total Credits

230

* California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE)

 

Pass

 

California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)

►The CAHSEE will be given at the school site on designated testing dates.
►Students will receive results of the exam within eight weeks after testing is completed.
►Students will have annual opportunities to retake the exam on either part (English or Math) previously not passed.
►Students will receive additional instruction, if needed, to help ensure success.
►Students will not receive a high school diploma if they have not passed both parts of the CAHSEE at the end of their senior year.

 

Assessment Tests
State/District Assessments

CAHSEE:
English language arts and mathematics

STAR - California Standards Test:
English language arts, mathematics, science, social science

STAR - CAT 6:
Reading, language, mathematics, science, social science

 

The Board of Education recognizes that the prescribed course of study may not accommodate the needs of some students and shall adopt alternative means, where appropriate, for the completion of the prescribed course of study. Students identified as “individuals with exceptional needs” shall meet the graduation requirements unless the Individualized Education Program Team determines that the student’s handicaps or disabilities preclude student attainment of the District’s high school requirements. Commensurate with team diagnosis, a student’s Individualized Education Program will specify the course standards to meet District graduation requirements.

 

2011-2012 TUSD High School Course Catalog

TUSD Preparatoria Catalogo de Cursos 2011-2012