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FHS Graduation Requirements

FHS Graduation Requirements


Graduation will be authorized by the Board of Education, and a diploma will be granted to all students who have acquired 230 units of credit from the adopted Course of Study during grades 9-12. Students completing the 12th grade will be required to successfully pass the California High School Exit Exam in English/language arts and mathematics as a condition to receiving a diploma.

Subject Minimum Required Credits Details
English

40

Mathematics

20

Minimum Geometry requirement
Science

30

Three years of Science, including one year Life Science and one year Physical Science
Social Science
30
One year World History | 10 credits
One year US History and Geography | 10 credits
One semester American Government | 5 credits
One semester Economics | 5 credits
World Languages and/or
Visual/Performing Arts and/or Applied Arts

20

Minimum of ten credits in World Languages or Visual/Performing Arts,
and a minimum of five credits in Applied Arts (Applied Arts requirement for Class of 2015, 2016, 2017 only)
Physical Education

20

Electives

70

TOTAL

230

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 graduation requirements. Commensurate with team diagnosis, a student’s Individualized Education Program will specify the course standards to meet District graduation requirements.