SMART CORE: Sixteen (16) units
Note: Students opting out of Smart Core may take Bridge to Algebra II after Geometry and use Algebra II as their 4th math credit.
(Chemistry or Physics must be completed in order to satisfy Smart Core Requirements.
Note: While one-half (1/2) credit is required for graduation, no more than one (1) credit may be applied toward fulfilling the necessary units to graduate.
CORE: Sixteen (16) units
English: four (4) units – 9, 10, 11, and 12
Oral Communications: one-half (1/2) unit
Mathematics: four (4) units
Algebra or its equivalent* - 1 unit
Geometry or its equivalent* - 1 unit
All math units must build on the base of algebra and geometry knowledge and skills.
(Comparable concurrent credit college courses may be substituted where applicable)
*A two-year algebra equivalent or a two-year geometry equivalent may each be counted as two units of the four (4) unit requirement.
Science: three (3) units
at least one (1) unit of biology or its equivalent
one (1) unit of a physical science
Social Studies: three (3) units
Civics ½ unit
Economics ½ unit
World history, one (1) unit
U.S. history, one (1) unit
Physical Education: one-half (1/2) unit
Note: While one-half (1/2) unit is required for graduation, no more than one (1) unit may be applied toward fulfilling the necessary units to graduate.
Health and Safety: one-half (1/2) unit
Fine Arts: one-half (1/2) unit
CAREER FOCUS: - Seven (7) units –
All career focus unit requirements shall be established through guidance and counseling based on the student’s contemplated work aspirations. Career focus courses shall conform to the curriculum policy of the district and reflect state curriculum frameworks through course sequencing and career course concentrations where appropriate.