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PUSD GRAD REQUIREMENTS

English: 4 years (40 Credits)
 
Math: 3 years (30 Credits): Must include Algebra I
 
Science:3 years (30 Credits). Must include both Biological and Physical Sciences
 
History/Social Science: 3 Years (30 Credits): Must include...
World History
United States History
American Government
Economics
 
Physical Education: 2 Years (20 Credits)
 
Visual or Performing Arts, Foreign Language or Career Technical Education: 1 Year (10 Credits)
 
Health: 1 Semester (5 credits)
 
Electives: 55 Credits
 
Total Credits: 220

High School Subject Area

Paramount Unified Graduation Requirements

PUSD 2023-24

State Mandated Requirements*

(EC Section 51225.3)

for High School Graduation

UC Requirements for Freshman Admissions

CSU Requirements for Freshman Admissions

English

Four courses in English

4 courses in English Language Arts

Three Years

Four years of approved courses

Four years of approved courses

Mathematics

Three courses in math:

-1 in algebra 1 or math 1



Three courses in math:

-1 in algebra 1 or math 1

Two years, including Algebra I, beginning in 2003–04.

(EC Section 51224.5)

Three years, including algebra, geometry, and intermediate algebra.

Four years recommended.

Three years, including algebra, intermediate algebra, and geometry.

Social Studies/Science

Three courses

-US history and geography

-World history, culture, and geography

-1 semester American government and civics

-1 semester economics

3 courses: 

-US History (year course)

-World History (Year course)

-Principles of American Democracy (1 semester)

-Economics (1 semester)

Three years of history/social studies, including one year of U.S. history and geography; one year of world history, culture, and geography; one semester of American government and civics, and one semester of economics.

Two years of history/social science, including one year of U.S. history or one-half year of U.S. history and one-half year of civics or American government; and one year of world history, cultures, and geography.

Two years, including one year of U.S. history or U.S. history and government and one year of other approved social science.

Science

Three courses

-Biological science

-Physical science

 

Two years, including biological and physical sciences.

Two years with lab required, chosen from biology, chemistry, and physics.

Three years recommended.

Two years, including one year of biological and one year of physical science with lab.

Foreign Language

One course in visual or performing arts, world language, or CTE.

 

One year of either visual and performing arts, foreign language, or career technical education**.

Two years in same language required.

Three years recommended.

Two years in same language required.

Visual and Performing Arts

One course in visual or performing arts, world language, or CTE.

 

One year of either visual and performing arts, foreign language, or career technical education**.

One year of visual and performing arts chosen from the following: dance, drama/theater, music, or visual art.

One year of visual and performing arts chosen from the following: dance, drama/theater, music, or visual art.

Physical Education

Two courses in physical education

 

Two years

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Electives

55 credits

 

Not Applicable

One year***

One year***

Total

220 credits

 

13 courses

15 courses

(7 in the last two years of high school)

15 courses


*** Must be chosen from approved academic courses in history/social science, English, advanced mathematics, lab science, foreign language, social science, or visual and performing arts. See UC's public “a-g” course lists for approved courses at your high school.