COURSE WORK REQUIREMENTS
Completion of 220 units: 170 required units, 50 elective units, with passing grades (D or better).
English — 4 years (40 credits)
Must include English 1 & 2 and English 3 & 4.
Juniors and Seniors can select from a variety of semester English classes.
Mathematics — 3 years (30 credits)
Must include Algebra 1-2 unless such a course was completed prior to 9th grade.
Science — 3 years (30 credits)
Must include Physics in the Universe, The Living Earth, and Chemistry in Earth Systems - the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) sequence.
Social Studies — 4 years (40 credits)
Must include World Cultures and Geography, Social Issues, World History 1 & 2, U.S. History 1 & 2, American Government, and Economics
Fine Arts — 1 year (10 credits)
Art Explorations is required before taking a visual art elective
Physical Education — 2 years (20 credits)
Electives — 50 credits
BOARD POLICY: BP 6146.1
ALTERNATIVES TO A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA
California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE)
The California High School Proficiency Exam is offered three times per year to students who have finished their sophomore year or who are sixteen years of age and are seeking an alternative to the standard high school diploma. Students who pass the CHSPE are awarded a proficiency certificate by the California State Department of Education. Any student under 18 years of age who passes the CHSPE needs parental permission to leave school early.
For CHSPE test information including scheduling, fees and test locations visit the California Department of Education website. Applications and more information also may be obtained at the Counseling Office of your school.General Education Diploma (GED)
Students who are 18 years or older may take the General Education Development Exam. Students who pass the GED test are awarded a high school equivalency certificate by the California State Department of Education.
For GED test information including scheduling, fees and test locations visit the California Department of Education website. Applications and more information also may be obtained at the Counseling Office of your school.
Adult School Diploma
Tamalpais Adult School is a WASC accredited school that prepares students, 18 years or older, to successfully pass the GED exam or earn high school subject credit towards a high school diploma. For information about adult school classes and programs call: 415-945-3780.