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    Graduation Requirements
     
     

    Graduation Requirements – 220 credits

     

    English

    4 years

    English 1-2/ English 3-4 + Junior and Senior English Classes

    Math

    3 years

    Must include Algebra 1-2 or a higher course

    History/Social Studies

    4 years

    Social Issues, World Cultures & Geography, World

    History 1 & 2, U.S. History 1 & 2, American Government

    and Economics

    Science

    2 years

    Integrated Science 1-4 (transfer students: 1 year physical

    & 1 year biological). For ROCK & daVinci Class of 2021: IS 1-2 and NGSS Physics in the Universe

    Physical Education

    2 years

    PE Core 1 – 4 

    Visual/Performing Arts

    1 year

    Art Ex + One sem. visual art or one yr. drama or

    one year music

    Elective Classes

    60 credits

    60 elective credits

     

     

    UC Requirements

    15 Academic Units (1 year = 1 unit)     (7 of the 15 units must be taken in the Junior and Senior years)

     

    College Prep English

    4 years

    English 1-2/ English 3-4 + Junior and Senior English Classes

    College Prep Math

    3 years

    4 years rec. (minimum through Intermediate. or Advanced

    Algebra)

    History/Social Studies

    2 years

    1 year US History or ½ year US History and

    ½ year Government; 1 year World History

    Lab Science

    2 years

    3 years recommended (1 year biological and 1 year physical required)

    World Language

    2 years

    3 years recommended  (same language)

    Visual/Performing Arts

    1 year

    One year long approved arts course from a single VPA area: drama/theater/dance/music or visual art.

    College Prep Elective

    1 year

     

    Testing 

    Take the following examinations by December of your senior year:

     SAT  Reasoning Test or the American College Test (ACT) plus Writing

    Applicants need to complete 11 of the 15 “a-g” courses by the end of their junior year, and SAT Subject Exams are optional for the UC system but may be recommended for some majors. Some private colleges will still require or recommend SAT Subject Exams.

     

     

     

    CSU Requirements

    15 Academic Units (1 year = 1 unit)

     

    College Prep English

    4 years

    English 1-2/ English 3-4 + Junior and Senior English Classes

    College Prep Math

    3 years

    Through Intermediate or Advanced Algebra (minimum)

    History/Social Studies

    2 years

    1 year US History or ½ year US History and ½ year Government;

    1 year World History

    Lab Science

    2 years

    1 year biological and 1 year physical required

    World Language

    2 years

    (same language)

    Visual/Performing Arts

    1 year

    One year long approved arts course from a single VPA area: drama/theater/dance/music or visual art.

    College Prep Elective

    1 year

     

    Testing

     

    SAT Reasoning Test or ACT

     

    Please refer to Drake High School’s UC a-g course list for a complete list of courses meeting admission requirements for the UC and CSU system at: http://www.ucop.edu/doorways/

Last Modified on January 24, 2018