Graduation Requirements

To ensure all LAUSD graduates have the option to enroll directly into a university and be prepared for a career, the District has implemented a College and Career Readiness through A-G initiative. LAUSD has aligned its graduation requirements with the California State University (CSU) A-G requirements, beginning with the graduating class of 2016. Students must earn a grade of "D" or better in "A-G" courses, and meet California Department of Education Requirements as well as satisfying additional LAUSD requirements for graduation. We are making the high school diploma a document that gives students the choice to transition straight into a college or into a career.

 
Subject Requirements  Comments 
A. History/Social Science
1 year World History
1 year U.S. History 
No Validation 
B. English  4 years  No Validation 
C. Math 3 years  Validation*
D. Laboratory Science 2 years  Validation*
E. Language Other Than English  2 years  Validation*
F. Visual & Performing Arts 1 year  No Validation 
G. College Preparatory Elective 1 year  No Validation 
     
Additional Requirements    
Principles of American Democracy 1 semester   
Economics 1 semester   
Physical Education 2 years   
Health 1 semester   
Total Numerical Credits 210    
     
Non-Course Requirements    
Service Learning    
Career Pathway    
 
Students in the graduating classes of 2017 - 2021 must pass all courses with a grade of "D" or better.
 
Semester courses earn 5 credits. Yearlong courses earn 10 credits. Exams do not earn any credits. 
 
*Validation may provide credit when a student has successfully completed advanced work (earning a grade of C or better) in an area of sequential knowledge.