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Graduation and College Requirements 2007-2008
Los Angeles Unified School District Course Requirements for Graduation
English 9 AB. 10 Credits 
English 10 AB. 10 Credits 
American Literature and Contemporary Composition. 10 Credits 
Expository Composition and English Elective. 10 Credits 
Algebra 1 AB. 10 Credits 
Geometry AB 10 Credits 
Biology A/B. 10 Credits 
Integrated/Coordinated Science AB, Chemistry AB, or Physics AB. 10 Credits 
World History AB. 10 Credits 
US History AB. 10 Credits 
Economics and Principles of American Democracy. 10 Credits 
Service Learning Project
Physical Education. 20 Credits 
Visual or Performing Art 10 Credits 
Applied Technology. 10 Credits 
Health. 5 Credits 
Life Skills 5 Credits 
Electives. 70 Credits 
Total Credits Needed to Graduate 230 Credits

California High School Exit Exam
State law requires that each student must also pass the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to receive a diploma and graduate from high school. This requires a score of 350 in language arts, and 350 in mathematics. The CAHSEE will be given November 6-7, 2007 (grades 11 and 12), March 11-12, 2008 (grades 10, 11, and 12), and May 6-7, 2008 (grade 10 make-ups). Students who do not pass this test will not graduate. Classes are available for students who need assistance. See your counselor for information.

California State University and University of California Course Requirements for Freshman Admission
English.4 Years 4 Years
Mathematics 3 Years
Algebra 1
Algebra 2
History and Social Science
2 Years
Laboratory Science
2 Years
Chemistry or Physics
Foreign Language
2 Years
Visual and Performing Arts 1 Year
College Prep Elective 1 Year

The PSAT test, taken in the tenth or eleventh-grade year, is strongly suggested. The SAT test is required. Students must apply by November 30 of their senior year for University of California and California State University schools.
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