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Graduation Requirements

Earn 230 credits from required course list.

Students not earning all required credits during the school year must attend summer school for credit recovery.

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Download the HMSA Graduation Worksheet to track your progress.


9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade



World History or

AP World History

U.S. History or 

AP U.S. History

Government/Economics or

AP Government/Economics


English 1

English 2 or

English 2 Honors

English 3 or

AP Literature or AP Language

English 4 or

AP Literature or AP Language


Algebra 1

Algebra 2



Lab Science**






Spanish 1 or

Native Spanish 1

Spanish 2 or

Native Spanish 2

Spanish 3 or 

AP Spanish





Visual Art






Pick 2:

Anthropology Series

AP Computer Science

AP Spanish


Exploring Computer Science

Senior PE 

Physical Education

PE 1

PE 2




*Math course sequence. 40 credits/4 years chosen from below list:



Algebra 1


Algebra 2

completion of at least 1 semester of Alg 1 with D or better; or score of 80% or higher on "Algebra Placement Test"


completion of at least 1 semester of Alg 2 with D or better 


completion of at least 1 semester of Geom with D or better; or middle school Geom credit PLUS score of 80% or higher on "Geometry Challenge Test"


completion of at least 1 semester of Trig with D or better; or score of 80% or higher on "Trigonometry Challenge Test"

AP Calculus AB

completion of at least 1 semester of Precalc with D or better

AP Calculus BC

completion of at least 1 semester of AP Calculus AB with D or better


**Science courses offered. 40 credits/4 years chosen from below list:







Anatomy (offered biennially)


Environmental Science (offered biennially)




AP Biology

completion of Biology and Chemistry; AP summer work

AP Physics C

Trig co-requisite required; Precalc co-requisite recommended

AP Environmental Science (offered biennially)

completion of Biology and Chemistry; AP summer work


In addition, students must also:

**legislation pending**Pass the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)

Take ACT with writing and SAT Reasoning

Apply to 2 colleges/universities (1 must be a California State University)

Complete 100 volunteer service hours with non-profit organizations