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CENTINELA VALLEY UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Graduation Requirements: Class of 2011 and Beyond

English 40 Credits
English 9 10 Credits
English 10 10 Credits
English 11 10 Credits
English 12 10 Credits
Mathematics 20 Credits
Algebra I or higher. Courses below Algebra I do not count toward the 20 credits required for graduation.
Social Science 30 Credits
World History 10 Credits
US History 10 Credits
US Government 5 Credits
Economics 10 Credits
Science 20 Credits
Biological Science 10 Credits
Physical Science 10 Credits
World Languages/Visual and Performing Arts/Practical Arts 20 Credits
10 credits in two of three areas.
Physical Education 20 Credits
Electives 70 Credits

Total Credits Required for Graduation: 220
Additional Requirement: CAHSEE

Students must complete all course requirements and pass the California High School Exit Exam in order to participate in graduation ceremonies and receive a diploma.



CVUHSD Courses Required for High School Graduation and University Admission 
(Updated May 2010) 

Subject Area CVUHSD Requirements UC Requirements CSU Requirements
English 4 Years
English 9
English 10
English 11
English 12
4 Years
English 9
English 10
English 11
English 12
4 Years
English 9
English 10
English 11
English 12
Mathematics 2 Years
Algebra I
Geometry
(or higher)
3 Years
Algebra I
Geometry
Algebra II
(or higher)
4 years recommended
3 Years
Algebra I
Geometry
Algebra II
Social Science 3 Years
US History
World History
US Government
Economics
2 Years
World History
US History
2 Years
US History
Science 2 Years
Biological Science
Physical Science
2 Years (with lab)
Biology or
Chemistry or
Physics
3 years recommended
2 Years (with lab)
Biological Science
Physical Science
World Language 2 Years
1 year-long course
from two of three areas.
2 Years (same language)
3 years recommended
2 Years (same language)
Visual and Performing Arts 1 Year (same art)
Dance or
Drama/Theater or
Music or
Visual Art
1 Year (same art)
Dance or
Drama/Theater or
Music or
Visual Art
Practical Arts
Electives (Number will vary
based on student schedule)
1 Year (college prep)
Additional Mathematics,
Science, English, Art,
Social Studies, or World
Language
1 Year (college prep)
Additional Mathematics,
Science, English, Art,
Social Studies, or World
Language
Physical Education 2 Years