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LAUSD 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 in addition to satisfying LAUSD additional requirements for graduation. Your high school diploma is a document that gives students the choice to transition straight into a college or into a career.  Watch this video for more details.
 
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 graduating in the classes of 2016 - 2019 must pass "A-G" 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 occurs when a student has successfully completed advanced work (earning a grade of C or better) in an area of sequential knowledge.