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Graduation Requirements

KERN HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

Office of Instruction

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Beginning with the Graduating Class of 2015

 

 

Subject

 

College Preparatory

Career Preparatory

 

Individualized Plan

 

English

 

40

40

 

40

 

Social Studies:

World History, Culture, Geography------------- (10)

American History and Geography -------------------- (10)

American Government, Civics-------------------- (5)

Economics--------------------------------------------- (5)

 

30

30

 

 

 

30

 

Mathematics

All students must pass Algebra or an approved sequence of courses covering the Algebra standard (Ed.Code 51224.5) in grades 7-12

 

30

30

 

30

 

Science

Physical Science------------------------------------- (10)

Biological Science----------------------------------- (10)

 

20

20

 

 

 

 

20

 

Physical Education*

 

20

20

 

20

 

Foreign Language/Fine Arts/CTE

  10 semester periods one of the subject area

 

10

10

 

10

 

Health

 

5

5

 

5

 

Pathway

All students will be required to complete coursework within one of the district approved pathways: College Preparatory, Career Preparatory, or Individualized Plan.

30

30 *

40 *

 

Electives

No more than twenty (20) units may be in “service courses”.  These units are limited to the junior and senior years, without prior approval of the principal’s designee; and are limited to ten (10) units per year, without prior approval of the principal’s designee.      

 

35

35 *

25 *

Total to Graduate

220

220

220

    

*Physical Education Exemptions: Eleventh and twelfth grade students enrolled in an off-campus three-hour ROP class will be exempted from five (5) credits of physical education requirements for each semester enrolled in ROP (Education Code 52316). Students enrolled in ROTC will be exempted five (5) credits of physical education requirements for each year enrolled in ROTC.