General Curriculum

what you need to graduate

The General Curriculum Diploma verifies the student’s completion of his/her secondary experience without regard to eligibility for college acceptance. Future employers, personal development initiatives, or even certain further educational programs will require an assessment of a student’s academic transcript to determine eligibility.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Earn a minimum of 22 units of credit without regard to GPA
  • Earn a minimum of 7.5 units of solid credit (English, modern languge, mathematics, science, social studies)
  • Earn appropriate credits in the required courses listed below

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Departments Required Courses Credit Required

English

English I (9th)

1.0

 

English II (10th)

1.0

 

One semester literature

0.5

 

One semester composition

English electives

0.5

1.0

Mathematics

Algebra I or equivalent

1.0

Modern Language

None required - but highly recommended

 

Science

Biology I or equivalent

1.0

Social Studies

U.S. History (11th)

1.0

 

U.S. Government (11th or 12th only)

0.5

Total Solids

General Curriculum Diploma Requirements

7.5

Practical Arts

Must include courses from two of the following three areas:

1.5

 

  Business Education
  Home Economics
  Technical Education

 

Fine Arts

Minimum of one semester of any art or music course; more is recommended.

0.2

Physical Education and Health

Physical Education—0.9 units (one every year that Health is not taken)

0.9

 

Health (one semester)

0.5

Religion

One unit for each year in attendance at an SDA secondary school (Must take one every semester in attendance)

4.0

Work Experience

180 total clock hours—requires submission of Work Experience Form signed by work supervisor.

0.5

General Education Electives

Enough to make the net total at least 22 units

 

GRAND TOTAL

Solid units plus General Education units

22