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Graduation Requirements

Western Sierra Collegiate Academy

Graduation Requirements

 

          Board Approved February 252013

SUBJECT AREA

UC a-g Subject Areas

 

WSCA Courses necessary to meet graduation requirements

 

Units

HISTORY/SOCIAL SCIENCE

a

3 years of the following:


World Geography
AP World History**
AP US History **
AP American Government & Politics

30 Units

ENGLISH

b

4 years:


English 9
English 10
AP English Language
AP English Literature

40 Units

 

MATHEMATICS

c

3 years of mathematics while in high school:


Algebra I**

Geometry**
Algebra II**

Other courses as available
**Must be passed
4th year strongly recommended per UC & CSU

30 Units

 

LABORATORY SCIENCE

d

3 years of science while in high school

 Biology

Chemistry
Physics  
AP Biology
Other courses as available

30 Units

 

LANGUAGE other than ENGLISH

e

2 years:


Spanish I and II** or
Mandarin Chinese I and II**

** Level II or higher must be in high school

3rd year strongly recommended per UC & CSU

20 Units

FINE ARTS

f

2 years:


Visual or Performing Arts classes:
Band, Chorus, Art

20 Units

ELECTIVES

g

5 year-long courses:

Any other courses

50 Units

 

The equivalent of a full load must be taken in the senior year (6 classes)

220 Units

*Students who receive a diploma from Western Sierra Collegiate Academy will satisfy the a-g course requirements for admission to the University of California post educational system.


*Students will also need to pass the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) in the academic areas of  English/Language Arts and Mathematics as well as Community Service hours as indicated on the form.