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High School Graduation Requirements

HIGH SCHOOL CREDITS

Students shall participate in commencement ceremonies and receive diplomas of graduation from high school only after completing all requirements.

To receive a high school diploma from Lynwood Unified School District, students must complete the following credits:

1. Total credits required: 220

2. Required courses: (one year = 10 credits)

Credit is earned for grades of A through D in all courses. Standard credit is 5 units for each semester course passed. An “F” or “WF” earns zero credit. To receive a high school diploma from Lynwood Unified School District, students must complete the following credits:

English: 4 years (40 credits)
World History: 1 year (10 credits)
U.S. History: 1 year (10 credits)
US Government: 1 semester (5 credits)
Economics: 1 semester (5 credits)
Mathematics: 3 years (30 credits)
Science: 2 years (20 credits)
Life Science(10 credits)
Physical Science(10 credits)
Physical Education: 2 years (20 credits)
Visual/Performing Arts/Practical Arts: 1 year (10 credits)
**Foreign Language: 1 year (10 credits)
Elective Credits: (60 credits)
** UC requires two years and recommends three years of foreign language. CSU requires one year of foreign language and recommends two years of visual/performing arts. These requirements effective 2012-2013 school year.

3. Pass the California High SChool Exit Exam (CAHSEE)**

4. Pass Algebra 1 course of study **

** State of Califorina graduation requirement