Graduation Information

Graduation Requirements

Consistent with the district philosophy and goals, high school principals will issue a diploma certifying that each student has met the district-approved course of study and competency requirements. Those students who have met the district graduation requirement standards, listed below, will qualify to participate in the school's graduation ceremony. Since individual students learn and achieve at varying rates, it is understood that students will not all meet graduation standards within the same time frame. The district will provide students with the opportunity to receive a diploma at the end of each semester of the regular school year and at the end of the summer session. The district will provide students with alternative means for meeting the district-approved course of study which may include practical demonstration of skills and competencies, supervised work experience or other outside school experience, vocational education classes offered in high schools, interdisciplinary study, independent study, and credit earned at a post-secondary institution.

 

DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS

Subjects

Years

Credits

English

4

40

CTE/Fine Art

1

10

Health

1 semester

5

Math

2

20 (2016 graduates)

Math

3

30 (2017 + graduates)

PE

2

20

Physical Science

1

10

Life Science

1

10

Economics

1 semester

5

Government

1 semester

5

US History

1

10

World History

1

10

 

                                            

CREDIT REQUIREMENTS

225 credits must be completed to earn a diploma

HIGH SCHOOL EXIT EXAM

Graduates will need to receive a passing score in English and math

on the state mandated CA High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE).

ALGEBRA REQUIREMENT

Graduates must pass Algebra 1 or IM 1

 

BUTTE COLLEGE CREDITS: Students deficient in credits required for graduation, with prior administrative approval, may enroll in elective courses in Butte College and request to have the credits transferred back to the high school to be used for graduation. The Butte College courses cannot meet high school graduation course require­ments or be used for early graduation. Each student, to be considered for concurrent enrollment, must complete the application and secure the signatures of the parent/guardian, counselor, and school principal. The student must also assume the responsibility of requesting the college to transfer the credit back to the high school.