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High School Diploma and College Admission Requirements

 

SRVUSD HIGH SCHOOL Graduation Requirements

  • 5 Credits per class. Must pass with a D- or higher for graduation (or C or higher for college admission)

  • Grading System: Based on 4.0 Scale. Rank/Decile in class is not computed by District policy.

  • VENTURE: 6 Classes per semester = 60 credits per year. If a student is concurrently enrolled, it means they are enrolled in 4 classes at their resident school and 2 classes at Venture. If a students is enrolled in 4 classes at Venture and 2 classes at their resident school, Venture is considered their primary school. 220 Credits required (see list below) to earn a Diploma. Grades 11 and 12 have the option to take 5 classes total which can not be split between 2 schools.  

  • DEL AMIGO: Each quarter of a continuation course is equal to one semester in a traditional school because the classes follow an accelerated pace. Students are enrolled in a minimum of four courses each semester. If all work is completed the student will earn 20 credits at the end of the quarter. 190 Credits required (see list below) to earn a Diploma.

SUBJECT VENTURE CREDITS REQUIRED DEL AMIGO CREDITS REQUIRED
English 40 40
Math 20 (including Algebra) 20 (including Algebra)
Social Studies 35 35
Science 20 20
Physical Education 20 20
Health 5 5

Visual and Performing Arts

World Language

Technology

20

(10 credits from two fields)

20

(10 credits from two fields)

Electives 60 50
REQUIRED TO GRADUATE 220 190

 

CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UNIVERSITY
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Venture’s  curriculum meets UC and CSU requirements and mirrors the course of study offered at the district’s four comprehensive high schools. Many of our students concurrently enroll at their resident high school or even at a community college to take advantage of courses not offered at Venture, like Honors and AP courses. Venture does not offer AP or Honors courses, but some of our students do take these courses at other district high schools.

 

UC and CSU Subject Requirements

To satisfy this requirement for college, students must have successfully completed a specific sequence of high school courses often called the "a-g subjects."

To be accepted by the University, they must appear on a list certified by the high school principal as "Courses to Meet Requirements for Admission to the University of California."  The grades earned in the "a-g" subjects taken in the 10th and 11th grades are the only grades the University will use to calculate the grade point average for admission. If students take more courses than the minimum required in an "a-g" subject, the University will use only the highest grades earned.

A student is required to complete 15 "a-g" subjects as described above. At least seven of the required units must be taken in the last two years of high school.

 

Subject Requirement

(A-G)

High School Graduation Requirements

Cal State University 

(CSU)

University of California

(UC)

Social Studies

(A)

(35 credits)

World Geography

World History 1/2

US History 1/2

Gov't/Econ

2 years:

1 yr. World History

1 yr. US History

or

1 yr. World History

1 sem. Gov't

1 sem US History

2 years:

1 yr. World History

1 yr. US History

or

1 yr. World History

1 sem. Gov't

1 sem US History

English

(B)

4 yrs. (40 credits)

4 yrs.  (40 credits)

4 yrs.  (40 credits)

Math

(C)

2 yrs (20 credits)

Algebra 1

Geometry

Algebra 2

Algebra 1

Geometry

Algebra 2

4th year recommended

Science

(D)

2 yrs (20 credits)

1 yr. Physical and

1yr. Life Science

2 years of lab science (e.g., Biology, Chemistry, Physics, A &P)

2 years of lab science -

3rd year recommended (e.g., Biology, Chemistry, Physics, A &P)

World Language

(E) (WL)

(20 Credits) required from VAPA, WL, or CTE 

2 yrs of the same language

2 yrs of the same language 3rd year recommended

Visual/Perf. Arts  (VAPA)

(F)

See World Lang.

1 yr.

1 yr.

Career Tech ED/ Applied Arts

See World Lang.

None

None

Health

1 sem (5 credits)

None

None

Physical Education

2 yrs. (20 credits)

None

None

Electives

(G)

(60 Credits)

1 year (2 semesters) of additional college prep courses

1 year (2 semesters) of additional college prep courses

Total Credits

220 Credits

Grade of C or higher in all college prep courses

Grade of C or higher in all college prep courses

Testing Requirement

CAASPP Grade 9 and 11

CAASPP Grade 11 score used for English and Math Placement

SAT Reasoning Test or ACT Assessment

ACT Assessment plus Writing or SAT Reasoning Test and two SAT Subject Tests in two different areas (some majors require SAT subject tests in specific subjects).

* UC's are no longer requiring the SAT Subject Tests.