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Graduation Requirements

To earn a diploma from SLzUSD, the following credits in the specific subject areas must be completed. Students must complete each course with a grade of D- or better to earn credit.

Subject Area

Credits Required

English 9

 10

English 10

 10

English 11

 10

English 12

 10

Humanities

 0

World History

 10

United States History

 10

Government

 5

Economics

 5

Algebra

10

Other Mathematics

20

Physical Science

 10

Life Science

 10

Additional Science

 10

Physical Education

 20

Health

 5

Fine Arts/Foreign Language

 20

School to Career/Voc

 0

Senior Project

 0

Electives or ROP courses

45

Total

 220 Credits

 

 NOTE: A maximum of 50 units of P.E. and 40 units of Work Experience will be allowed to count for graduation.

High School Exit Exam

Starting with the graduating class of 2006 all students will have to pass the California High School Exit Exam in order to earn a SLZ diploma. The test is given three times each year, beginning in March of a student's 10th grade year. Parents MAY NOT excuse their child from this test.