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.
|A. History/Social Science||
1 year World History
1 year U.S. History
|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|
|Principles of American Democracy||1 semester|
|Physical Education||2 years|
|Total Numerical Credits||210|
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.