Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements (downloadable pdf)

Canyon HS Suggested Sequences for Math

Canyon HS Suggested Sequences for Science

 

A high school diploma shall be awarded to all students who satisfactorily meet the prescribed

requirement for graduation. Individual educational plans may provide alternative ways to

demonstrate proficiencies for special education students. The requirements are:   

 

I. GENERAL GRADUATION REQUIREMENT

   

A. Satisfactory completion of 230 semester periods of credit in grades 9, 10, 11, and 12

(Generally 5 semester periods of credit are earned for each semester course passed.)

 

Classification: Class standing is determined by noting the number of semester credits

completed, grades 9‐12.  

• A student becomes a Sophomore when he/she has attained 60 semester credits;

• A student becomes a Junior when he/she has attained 120 semester credits;

• A student becomes a Senior when he/she has completed 170 semester credits.

 

II. SPECIFIC GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS – Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12

   

A. LANGUAGE ARTS (Grades 9‐12)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Individual Education plans may provide alternative ways to demonstrate

proficiencies for Special Education students.

     Grade 9 English 9   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

     Grade 10 English 10   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

     Grade 11 English 11   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

     Grade 12 English 12   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

 

B. SOCIAL SCIENCE (Grades 9‐12)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

     Grade 10 World History   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

     Grade 11 United States History   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

     Grade 12 American Government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

     Economics   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

 

C. MATHEMATICS (Grades 9‐12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

• Algebra I – Every student must pass Algebra I in order to earn a high

school diploma.

 

D. SCIENCE (Grades 9‐12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

    Two years of science to include one year of Life Science and one year of a

  Physical Science are required.

    A maximum of ten units of credit may be from the following courses to meet the

Life Science requirement for graduation: ROP Animal Care I, ROP Hospital

Occupations Core, ROP Nurse Assistant Acute Care, ROP Certified Nurse

Assistant/Home Health Aide.

 

E. HEALTH (Grade 9)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

 

F. PHYSICAL EDUCATION (Grades 9‐12)   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

 

G. FINE ARTS/FOREIGN LANGUAGE  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

 

H. FRESHMAN SEMINAR (Grades 9‐11)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

 

I. ELECTIVES (Balance to Complete)   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

 

III. SPECIFIC GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS – Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12

   

A. OUTSIDE SEMESTER CREDITS (Grades 9‐12)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

• Community College, Adult Education, or Private Study Credits allowable

toward meeting graduation requirements.  

• Petition for outside credits must be approved in advance by the school of

residence.  

• A maximum of 10 units allowed in grades 9‐12 for private study.  

 

B. DISTRICT SUMMER SCHOOL (Grades 9‐12)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

 

C. WORK EXPERIENCE (Grades 11‐12)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

 

D. OFFICE SERVICE/TEACHER ASSISTANT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

    Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 credits allowable toward meeting graduation requirements.

 

E. SPECIAL STUDIES (Grades 9‐12)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

    A maximum of 10 credits allowable toward meeting graduation requirements.

 

F. TRANSFER CREDIT FROM CONTINUATION SCHOOL PER SEMESTER  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55